Yamamoto Takanori has been the winner of the World Pizza Cup for two consecutive years. Now this may not mean much to you and me but apparently the World Pizza Cup is THE World Pizza Championships that is held in Naples so having someone who ate more gohan than pizza growing up win is quite a big deal.
Napule is a really popular place for lunch. So much so that they have a guy who directs traffic into the triple-storey restaurant at Aoyama. At 12:30pm, we were the fourth in line but ten minutes later, the queue more than doubled. Luckily, we waited in line for only half an hour before being escorted up to the third storey.
Our delicious starters included stewed baby octopus with cherry tomatoes, and sauteed cod fish with black olives and cherry tomatoes.
Gulp, I scalded my tongue on a cherry tomato but it was worth it.
Despite not being very hungry, demolishing Napule's pizza was easy-peasy. The pizza rim could have been more visually-appealing aka puffier but it was a delicious pizza nonetheless.
Napule's pizza was thin, floppy and chewy, providing a carb-comfort platform to the saltiness of the homemade sausage, sweetness of the red bell peppers and bitter-richness of the gorgonzola cheese.
Love the greenhouse roof of the restaurant.
5-6-24 Minami Aoyama