A Local Pizzeria bringing a touch of Italy to New Lynn!
Settebello was opened in Auckland
by Francesco Acri to bring a bit of Napoli to New Lynn. Being a Naples native
his mission was to make pizza as he knows them - pizza Napoletana - the real
wood-fired pizza that was born in Naples. He has honed his skills as a
Pizzaiolo at the renowned Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in
Naples and the little pizzeria in New Lynn that started off as a takeaway
and later became a fully licensed dine-in has had many accolades as one of the best
pizzerias in Auckland.
Settebello pizza has all the characteristics of an authentic pizza Napoletana. Their pizza dough is slow proved for at least 20 hours. Pizza made from dough that has reached its maturity this way is light and tasty without leaving you feeling bloated. They are proud to use the best and the freshest local ingredients. Some of the ingredients that are not available locally are imported from Italy leaving their pizza authentic in every way. The wood fired oven is kept at 450-500C so the pizza gets cooked in less than two minutes. Manuka wood, the best firewood in New Zealand also gives their pizza a unique flavour.
A family run business, Settebello is a firm favourite with the locals. Francesco’s favourite thing about owning a local business is that “being part of the community makes me feel that I belong to this huge family. It’s nice to see familiar faces walk through the door and enjoy my food. For this very reason, you need to keep the standards high and consistent at all times and not cut corners in quality and service you provide.”
A recent highlight of Francesco's pizza career was winning FIRST PLACE for Pizza Napoletana in the New Zealand pizza championships at the Food Show in 2015. He followed that up by competing in the World Pizza Championship 2016 and placed in the top 30!
When you’re looking for a great family night out at the best local pizza restaurant, look no further than Settebello.
Call 826 0777 to make a reservation or visit www.settebello.co.nz.
3/1 Rata Street, New Lynn