Zero Zero Pizza, a Roman style pizzeria, makes its debut in Gastown this fall.
Priding itself on being the first Roman Street Pizza Joint in Vancouver, Zero Zero–which takes its name from the highly acclaimed cooking flour Farina 00–will offer traditional pizza slices and pies, reminiscent of what you would find in pizzerias all over Rome.
Zero Zero will stand out from many Neapolitan pizza joints thanks to their crust. Crunchy on the outside, bubbly soft and light on the inside, Zero Zero’s pizza crust will be deliciously thick — one inch thick to be exact.
To ensure quality and a unique texture, Zero Zero will let their fresh, handmade dough rest for 72 hours before it’s ready to be cooked.
Octopus carpaccio, burrata, prosciutto and balsamic fig reduction, and porchetta are just a few pizza toppings that patrons will find at Zero Zero.
Alberto Mura, co-owner of Zero Zero, ensures that every ingredient used will be of the highest quality, some of which will be imported directly from Italy, while others will be locally-sourced. “We do not own a freezer, everything will be fresh,” Mura tells Vancity Buzz.
The Abbott Street storefront will also make a point to showcase seasonal produce to ensure that the very best quality is served at all times.
Mura adds: “Our ultimate goal is to show Vancouver that pizza can be healthy if prepared properly and comprised of quality gourmet ingredients.”
Zero Zero will be brought to life by Mura and his business partner Luca Colasanti, who are both passionate about great-tasting food and have been affiliated with the Glowbal Group for many years.
With experience both front-of-house (Mura is a former GM of Trattoria on West 4th), and back-of-house (Colasanti has worked as a chef in restaurants in Italy and other major European cities), Mura and Colasanti’s collaboration is sure to be a success. The pizzeria will certainly be a welcome addition to the constantly evolving neighbourhood that is Gastown.
At this stage Zero Zero plans to open mid October. For further developments stay tuned to Zero Zero’s social media pages.