Pompieri Pizza is now open in downtown Durham, N.C., offering true Neapolitan-style pizza and dueling wood-fired ovens in open view of the dining room.
According to a news release, the restaurant is located inside historic fire station #1 originally built in the 1890s. The concept describes itself as "a back-to-scratch and farm-to-fork restaurant focused on making everything in-house including hand stretching the mozzarella cheese."
The restaurant is the second created by owner Seth Gross, who also started Bull City Burger and Brewery in Downtown Durham in 2011.
"We have the tastiest corner in Durham," Gross said in the release, "and we are thrilled to bring another thread to the fabric of Durham."
The Pizza Box Contest
To celebrate the grand opening, the concept is hosting the inaugural Pompieri Pizza Box Contest. Up to five winners will receive free pizza for a year for decorating plain pizza boxes that will be handed out April 1.
Pompieri will also hold a year-long silent auction for each winning box. Any and all money raised for these works will go to a local non-profit Durham based charity of Pompieri's choice.