Neapolitan Pizza

AssociazioneVeracePizzaNapoletanaverticalDante is Omaha’s first restaurant specializing in Neapolitan pizza and rustic Italian cuisine featuring ingredient-driven dishes with fresh produce from local farmers. We are committed to providing our guests an authentic Italian experience, from our wine list to our menu.

ABOUT NEAPOLITAN PIZZA

Neapolitan_3

What exactly is Neapolitan pizza? “Neapolitan” refers to anything done in the fashion of Naples, a port city in southern Italy. Pizza is arguably that city’s greatest contribution to the world. And while pizza has been made there in some form for centuries, the tomato-topped pies we enjoy came into fashion in the late 1800s when a pizzaiolo (pizzamaker) honored Queen Margherita with a patriotic pizza featuring the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil).

The tradition of Neapolitan pizza is preserved today by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, or Vera. This organization, headquartered in Naples, certifies that pizzerias all over the world uphold the traditions of Neapolitan pizza making.

Neapolitan2

Ingredients: The dough must be made with type 00 flour, the sauce from San Marzano tomatoes, and the cheese must be fresh buffalo- or cow-milk mozzarella. We use house-made cow-milk mozzarella.

Oven: The pizza is cooked in a wood-burning oven at about 800 degrees.

Technique: The dough is kneaded by a low-speed mixer. The crust is stretched by hand, and the pizzas are cooked in 90 seconds

 

Vera Pizza Napoletana America
Dante Card Member
Pop-up Wine Tasting with Elena Walch Winery
  On Thursday, February 23rd, Dante is hosting a very special Pop-up Wine Tasting Event with wine connoisseur, Clay Farmer, from Italy's world-renowned Elena Walch Winery. Enjoy 7 highly-rated wines from the family-owned winery which is located in Northwest Italy's s [more]
Valentine’s Day at Dante
Make reservations now for a special night at Dante with your sweetie on Valentine's Day! Tuesday - February 14th, 2017 Chef Nick Strawhecker is preparing an exclusive three-course Valentine's Prix Fixe menu with optional wine pairings. Plus, all of your favorites from ou [more]
Guests Invited to Sip, Smell & Taste Italy with Sommelier in 2017 Dante Ristorante Pizzeria proudly announces its own Sommelier, Adam Weber, now holds the title of Italian Wine Professional™ (IWP), through the Napa Valley Wine Academy – the first and only in Nebr [more]
Classic Wines of Tuscany Dinner
Take your tastebuds on a trip to one of Italy's most cherished regions and experience the classic wine and cuisine that made Tuscany famous during this special Wine Dinner event at Dante. Home to some of the world's most famous art and architecture, the region is also kno [more]
Flight to Table Breakfast (in a Duck Blind!)
It was a Dante first, and according to Sarah Baker Hansen of the Omaha World-Herald, "it also might be the most Nebraska version of the farm-to-table trend yet." On Sunday, December 11th, Chef Nick Strawhecker teamed up with expert hunting guide, Aaron Schroder from Pheasant [more]
Time to reveal your Secret Santa gift!
It's finally time to find out gift your Secret Santa envelope holds! If you dined at Dante anytime from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, you hopefully received one of over 1,000 envelopes we gave away to say Thank You to our guests for choosing Dante! The Sec [more]
Dante Recommended by Zagat Recommended by Omaha World Herald