Setttebello Pizzeria Napoletana in Marina Del Rey asked us to come taste their fresh ingredients and delicious authentic Napoletana Pizzas. Like their special wood-burning oven, most of the ingredients are imported from Italy. Here’s what we ate, our thoughts, and our recommendations.
First, we started off with a wonderful Caprese salad. The Mozzerella was very fresh and homemade. Pour a little balsamic vinegar on top and it’s just perfect!
Caprese: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Basil
Next, we couldn’t skip the Arancini, because we love ALL things fried. These little Risotto filled balls are amazing. Stuffed with peas, smoked mozzerella, cured meats and swimming in tomato sauce. Order these if you’ve never tried risotto this way!
Arancini: Risotto, Peas, Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala, Cured Meats over Tomato Sauce and Parmigiano
Now for the main excitement, The Napoletana Pizzas. These pizzas take a minute to cook in their wood-burning ovens and are of the traditional floppy Italian style that is usually best eaten with a knife and fork. My favorite pizza was their signature pizza, the Settebello. I really enjoyed all the fresh meats and vegetables. I also loved how thin-breaded the pizzas were, with a nice, thicker crust that tastes like sourdough.
Diavola: Crushed Tomatoes, Finnochiona (Peppered Salame), Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Crushed Red Peppers, Garlic, Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Settebello: Crushed Tomatoes, Pancetta, Wood Oven Sausage, Roasted Mushrooms, Toasted Pine Nuts, Mozzarella, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dessert was my favorite part! (Obviously) The Dream Bomba is very tasty and a perfect ice cream treat on a hot summer day, but the award for my favorite goes to the Zeppole. I will be coming back time and time again for these fluffy Nutella filled doughnuts—they are not to be skipped, I don’t care how full you are.
Dream Bomba: Peanut butter gelato with caramel center, milk chocolate shell
Zeppole: Fried Mini Donuts filled with Nutella & coated with Sugar
By Lisa Waters