John Corsi opened Pizza e Vino Cellar 849 so he could make the kind of pizza he longed for but couldn’t find in Michigan. He started with an Italian-built wood-burning, domed, stone oven able to cook at a temperature of over 900 degrees. He wanted guests to feel like they were being treated to the warmth and comfort of a close friend’s home, so he placed the oven at the heart of Cellar 849’s interior.
Since there isn’t a place in the world where pizza is more ingrained in the culture than Naples, Italy, Pizza e Vino Cellar 849 utilizes the same centuries-old techniques that Neapolitan masters use to create a truly authentic pizza. The world’s finest San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, traditional Neapolitan dough, highest quality ingredients and flame-blackened blisters on the crust form the foundation of the pizza, but the true craft is in mastering the wood-fired oven.
"We have taken the mandate to protect the
Neapolitan pizza from the attacks of the multinational Mc Donald's, not only in
the name of the noble Neapolitan tradition, but also to protect the health of
consumers and especially children." read more