Two guys and an idea for a pizza place…
The story of Neapolitan pizza started long before we were here. One of our founders, Brion Voges, first discovered Neapolitan pizza while traveling.
Neapolitan pizza can trace it's roots back to the 1800s and uses very specific ingredients, dough, and cooking methods. This tradition led Brion to bring up the idea of starting a pizzeria with his father-in-law, Jim Richards, a veteran of the food industry.
After a few years of research & planning, Brion went to study with Roberto Caporuscio, owner of Kesté and president of the US chapter of the APN (Association of Neapolitan Pizza Makers). Basically, pizza school. Here he learned the subtlety of this style of pizza. Keeping as much air in the dough as possible to keep it's light quality, cooking the pizza at the correct temperature to gain the charring on the dough.
The passion was solidified.
Brion and Jim then set out to build FIAMMA pizza company. A brand built on family, tradition, and real food. Along side our Neapolitan pizzas we serve Sicilian pies, the grandfather of Chicago & Detroit deep dish pizzas. as well as fresh salads and sandwiches.
We are proud to serve pizza with heritage, and to share that heritage with you and yours.
(423) 713 - 7742
405 North Market Street
open everyday 11a-10p