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Residents of Northern Utah are now able to experience the fresh flavors of Naples, Italy, with the opening of Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana at Station Park. The unique 5,000 square-foot restaurant opened May 23, serves authentic Neapolitan thin crust, hand-made pizza that is cooked in a wood burning oven from Salerno, Italy.
Station Park’s newest restaurant situated near the Cinemark Theater and the development’s soon-to-open show fountain and garden, is one of a handful of Italian restaurants in the nation certified by the Vera Pizza Napoletana. The VPN’s goal is to protect the integrity of the pizza-making tradition as it began in Napoli more than 200 years ago.
Settebello follows VPN protocols which require using only Italian flours to create the pizza dough, working the dough by hand, never using a rolling pin, and baking the pizza directly on the surface of a bell shaped wood-burning oven. The charter also requires the use of specific Italian tomatoes and fresh milk or buffalo milk mozzarella.
“Our pizza is made with soft dough and cooks in about a minute in our 900 degree oven,” said owner, Michael Brooks. “It’s meant to be eaten immediately on site for maximum effect with a fork or folded over. We’re very excited to introduce it to Northern Utah.”
Settebello also offers a variety of red and white Italian wines, salads, antipasti and desserts from its sister company, Capo Gelateria Italina. Brooks also owns another Settebello location at 260 South 200 West in Salt Lake City.
“The new Settebello Pizzeria restaurant is absolutely beautiful,” said Debby LaMotte, Station Park general manager. “Farmington has lacked restaurants of this caliber for many years and we’re thrilled to have Settebello open at Station Park. It’s a wonderful addition to the Village and it will feature retractable glass walls that will allow you to dine al fresco and view our spectacular dancing show fountain that will be unveiled in June.”
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday noon to 9 p.m. For more information visit www.settebello.net and Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana on Facebook.
Station Park is located at the intersection of I-15, Highway 89 and Legacy Parkway, and the Front Runner Commuter Train in Farmington, Utah. Developer, CenterCal Properties, has opened 400,000 square feet of retail space on the site since August 2011, and is continuing to construct an additional 500,000 square feet in the Village Center. For more information about new restaurants, stores and upcoming events visit www.shopatstationpark.com and Station Park on Facebook.