‘Tis the season for classic pies roasting over an open fire. For a most delicious Christmas, Slice gathered with wonderful wood-fired pizzerias for a tasty take on the traditional Yule Log video.
Come cozy up and light up your largest screen with pizza, love, and joy:
Motorino│Pizza Oven Yule Log
From Manhattan to Malaysia, Motorino is known for perfectly charred Neapolitan pies. Whether near or far from their three NYC locations, you’ll love their Pizza Oven Yule Log.
“Most wood-fired pizzerias in NYC burn ash or oak but this one burns white birch. Therefore, it achieves an extra high temperature. Because the pizzas bake in under two minutes, they boast a beautiful ‘leopard spot’ pattern.” — Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours
Dellarocco’s of Brooklyn│Pizza Oven Yule Log
Dellarocco’s is beloved in Brooklyn, especially for the Monday special adorned with broccoli rabe and sweet sausage. Ditto for their white pies — so good, you won’t even miss the sauce. Find your fave at Dellarocco’s when you’re near The Heights. In the meantime, watch the dancing flames and dream about your next tasty pizza.
“This cozy spot is nestled in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, where it features authentic Neapolitan fare. The oven is a Valoriani, hand-built in Tuscany. So, it’s designed to hold enough heat to keep up with the urgent pace of local pizza aficionados.” — Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours
Don Antonio│Pizza Oven Yule Log
This oven was forged in Italy, just like its master pizzaiola. Giorgia Caporuscio has won countless awards for her innumerable pizza styles. Try Don Antonio’s montanara — a lightly-fried pizza finished over flames — and you’ll see why their halls are decked with gold.
“A flame this fierce can only be tamed by the youngest woman to ever win first place at the World Pizza Championships in Naples, Italy. Giorgia Caporuscio is the pizzeria’s secret weapon, firing perfect pizzas that exhibit a balance of old world charm and new world experience.” — Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours
Song E’ Napule│Pizza Oven Yule Log
Italian-born chef Ciro Iovine has been crafting perfect pies since the age of 13. After three years in New York, he fell in love with Austria, who became his pizza partner for life. Together, as a family, they fill Greenwich and Soho with the aroma of Neapolitans roasting on an open fire.
“Armed with a brand new Acunto Napoli wood-fired oven/Pizza Oven Yule Log, the Song E Napule team transports guests to Naples not just with the warmth of their food but with the warmth of their spirit.” — Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours