The Beautiful Flame

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Bringing Our Wood-fired Pizza to Your Event. On Wheels.


LARRY CARIGLIO AND ITALY'S 'SEAL OF APPROVAL'

Wood-fired pizza making is a specialized craft that requires disciplined training.  Modern pizza was born in Naples, Italy, in 1889, and more than a century later the Italian government gave the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) legal status to promote and protect “true Neapolitan pizza.”

While still operating Lorenzo’s, Larry Cariglio traveled from New York to Los Angeles to Italy to study with masters of the craft. Finally, in 2009, he earned the “seal of approval” -- a prized certificate from the AVPN for successfully completing the rigorous course in wood-fired pizza.  

ONLY THE BEST

Larry built on his training to launch The Beautiful Flame (La Bella Fiamma), his wood-fired pizza catering operation.  He personally trains Lorenzo’s chefs to make wood-fired pizza in the Neapolitan tradition.

Fresh, Top-Quality Ingredients Larry chooses only the finest, freshest ingredients to make wood-fired pizza: 00 flour for the crust, rich San Marzano tomatoes for the sauce, cheese curds from Wisconsin to make his own mozzarella and locally sourced produce and meats.

True to tradition, he ferments the dough for a full 48 hours.

It's Labor-Intensive  Setting up the oven for any event takes hours of intensive work. Even the hard wood Larry chooses for his fired-up 900⁰F oven is special:  fragrant logs of maple and oak that are precision cut by Amish farmers.

Mike Cariglio  In 2015, Larry’s son Mike returned to Oberlin from New York to join his father’s restaurant. Mike is now in charge of The Beautiful Flame.

Watching the Beautiful Flame is a party in itself!

The Beautiful Flame Truck

The Beautiful Flame Truck

The Associazione Verace Pizza Napolitana
Inside the wood-fired oven

Inside the wood-fired pizza oven

Nutella Dessert Pizza

The heavenly Nutella dessert pizza

Margherita pizza, raw, before going into the oven.

A raw Pizza Margherita, before it goes into the oven

The finished Margherita Pizza

The finished Margherita, 2 minutes later

Sausage and sweety drop peppers

Sausage and tiny, sweety drop peppers

The Beautiful Flame Menu

Our Packages

We take the stress out of party planning!

PACKAGE 1

$8.50 per person

Includes: Pizza (choice of 3) | Salad

PACKAGE 2

$11.75 per person

Includes: Appetizer | Pizza (choice of 3) | Salad | Dessert

PACKAGE 3

$13.50 per person

Includes: Appetizer | Pizza (choice of 5) | Choice of Pasta | Salad | Dessert

PACKAGE 4

$16.75 per person

Includes: Appetizer | Pizza (choice of 5) | Choice of Pasta | Choice of Protein | Salad | Dessert

Pizza Choices …or Suggest Your Own!

MARGHERITA

The classic wood-fired pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil

AMERICANA

San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, thick-cut pepperoni & habañero-spiced honey

QUATRO FORMAGGI

Fresh mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, parmesan & olive oil

SICIILIAN SALSICCIA

Sweet Italian sausage, Calabrian chilis, spinach, fresh mozzarella & basil

FLORENTINE

Tender roast chicken, ricotta cheese cream sauce & spinach

CARCIOFO

Artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, spinach & shaved garlic

SPINNATO

Fresh mozzarella, garlic butter, spinach & tomatoes

MEDITERRANEAN

Fried eggplant, pesto sauce, black olives & feta cheese

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANO

Fried eggplant, San Marzano tomato sauce, ricotta & house cheese blend

VEGAN OPTION: MARINARA

San Marzano tomatoes, shaved garlic, fresh oregano & fried capers

Extras

WOOD-ROASTED GULF SHRIMP

Supplement $2.00

WOOD-ROASTED WINGS

In a lemon-garlic parmesan sauce

STUFFED PEPPADEWS

With cheese and breadcrumbs, served with balsamic vinegar

PUFF BREAD

With herbed mascarpone cheese

BRUSCHETTA

A house-baked bread with marinated tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil

SEASONAL ROASTED VEGETABLES

or Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Salads

NOTE: All salads may be served with Lorenzo’s delicious, house-made Blush Dressing

ANTIPASTA

Supplement $1.00

Mixed greens with assorted Italian meats, fresh mozzarella and marinated pasta

HOUSE SALAD

Mixed greens with black olives, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes

SEASONAL SALAD

Supplement $1.00

Arcadian salad blend with seasonal fruit, nuts and feta cheese

Desserts

CANNOLI

Seasonal flavors

NUTELLA PIZZA

HOURS ALLOTTED: 3 hours
TRAVEL TIME: free within a 30-mile radius of Oberlin
PLATES, PLASTIC WARE & NAPKINS: are included
all packages require setup of $500 in addition to the per-person package cost



DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? WE’LL MAKE YOUR FOOD TO ORDER

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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