Neapolitan Pizza with Local Ingredients Makes a Stand in San Antonio



Thanks to the blossoming culinary scene in San Antonio, even the pizza here is to-die-for! Il Forno is the perfect example of the kind of quality and unique offerings you can find in the Alamo city. Il Forno is Italian for "the oven," which is the focal point of this little Southside joint, and it should be, since it was made by hand by the owner himself!

Although the restaurant itself is unpretentious and eclectic, with decor largely made from re-purposed materials, you won't give a flying fig what the decor looks like once you take your first bite of this extraordinary Neapolitan-style bubbly deliciousness! The ingredients are locally-sourced, the meats and cheeses are made in-house and, frankly, it just can't be beat! 

Dough is another San Antonio favorite when it comes to pizza. Also made with fresh, local ingredients and Neapolitan techniques, this northside joint doesn't make it in the top three for nothing!

If you're looking for a little Mom and Pop shop that believes pizza should be made with traditional Italian ingredients, often imported, check out Fratello's Deli. It can easily get overlooked in a sea of restaurants, but they really do make some of the best pizza in town and at very affordable prices. 


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Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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