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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!

Pizza Choices …or Suggest Your Own!

Extras

Salads

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

Desserts

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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