The beauty of Naples and the goodness of pizza
Naples has always been the home of good food. There are numerous types of food associated with this lovely city. One of the top spots among these undoubtedly goes to pizza.
Featured in films and songs but, above all, occupying a special place in our hearts and on our tables, this dish has such a fascinating history that it has achieved World Heritage status, along with the quality products used to make it and its goodness.
An extremely simple food in itself, but one that is universally loved, not just by the people of Naples, but by people from all over the world who cannot wait to tuck into a tasty pizza as soon as they set foot in the city.
Some people prefer the classic, unique and inimitable Margherita, while others enjoy adding their own personal touches with special ingredients and a wide variety of combinations.
At the same time, however, it is a food that brings us all together and unites us. After a hard day, a good pizza shared with friends or family can lift your spirits and make you feel better like nothing else.
The origins of pizza
The pizza dates back as far as the beginning of the 19th century when people had very little and tried to make even simple, humble food as appetising as possible. It first appeared in 1899 when Queen Margherita had arrived in the city, and one of the best pizza makers of the time, Raffaele Esposito, created a pizza in her honour using tomato, mozzarella and basil, with the colours chosen specifically to reflect those of the Italian flag. The Queen was delighted and enjoyed it so much that it was promptly named after her, in her honour.
From that moment on, pizza became a food par excellence.
So, like a good cup of coffee, in addition to being good to eat, having a pizza is actually the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family and spend an enjoyable evening in good company.
Whether eaten for lunch or diner, its versatility and the possibility of creating numerous variations with whatever ingredients you like, makes it many people’s favourite food.
The perfect pizza: all the tricks
Pizza is one of the most popular foods there is, but it is also one of the main causes of arguments among pizza makers all over the world. Everyone has their own way of turning a simple ball of dough into a truly delicious dish, one of the few foods you can get addicted to and just cannot do without.
The real secret to making the best pizza there is, other than using fresh, top-quality ingredients, is the oven you use to cook it in.
The oven, whether wood- or gas-fired, lies at the heart of pizza preparation. It is essential that the oven is the right one. Oven makers like us, here in Ambrogi, who have been making them by the thousands for years, know this all too well: the oven is the most important element.
Ambrogi and the history of a great company
Ambrogi professional pizza ovens, both wood- and gas-fired, are the ideal instrument for cooking Neapolitan, classic, Romana and pan pizzas. They are used for cooking pizzas by the very best pizza makers. They are specifically designed to last as well as to ensure the correct, uniform distribution of heat. The signature feature of Ambrogi professional ovens is the cooking chamber. They are made of top-quality refractory materials which ensure fast, even cooking, avoiding fluctuations in temperature, so pizzas can be cooked interrupted for several hours.
The way Ambrogi ovens are constructed means that they rapidly reach the best temperature every single day. Since the cooking chamber retains the heat even after the restaurant closes in the evening, the next day the residual heat can still be used to cook other dishes, such as focaccia and various types of food. The high thermal insulation of the cooking chamber and surface avoids unwanted waste. As a result, the running cost is very low.
The hallmark feature of Ambrogi professional wood-fired pizza ovens which makes them instantly recognisable, is the design and craftsmanship of the finishes in steel, copper and mosaic.
How to choose the best oven for preparing a Neapolitan pizza
When choosing a new oven in which to cook your Neapolitan pizza to perfection, we recommend focusing solely on high-quality products, i.e. ovens crafted by a staff with extensive experience in the sector. Here in Ambrogi, we have a vast assortment of “Made in Italy” wood-fired pizzas to best meet all your requirements.
All our wood-fired ovens, which can be fully customised to your specific needs, can be transformed to be powered by gas, by simply installing a specific burner. Another strong point in favour of Ambrogi pizza ovens is their fast and minimal maintenance requirements. The only thing you need to do is to clean the cooking surface on a regular basis to eliminate any ash or residue. If necessary, the chimney can be checked by a specialist company.
You can find our “Best Seller” models in our catalogue, such as Napoli, Gran Napoli, Amalfi, Mec80 and the new Napoli Élite, all featuring our hallmark production quality and made entirely by hand. They are easy to install and fit in with pre-existing décor to guarantee perfect, state-of-the-art results. Here in Ambrogi, we also have products suitable for street food, such as Festival, a ready-to-use wood-fired oven recommended for catering and village festivals which do not need additional finishes, and Jolly, for outdoor pizza restaurants that can be installed on trucks, trailers or carts.
Ambrogi was founded in 1939 and, for over eighty years, has been producing pizza ovens, 100% Made in Italy, that are crafted by hand. Professional ovens for pizza restaurants which are produced and assembled with all the passion and professionalism possible. All the ovens in our collection are made entirely by hand by a team of true sector-based professionals who are constantly improving and upgrading their skills. Every oven is designed and produced with the best materials to offer an exclusive, quality product.
The oven is at the heart of the “pizza magic” where the transformation takes place, from a simple ball of uncooked dough stretched into a soft circle with fluffy edges and tasty toppings. Something unique and unrepeatable takes place in that oven, in every Ambrogi oven.