Natasha Phillips programs to open up a new cafe in Macon presenting Neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven.
“We’ll have some common Italian-fashion pizzas, a several appetizers and a few of pastas,” claimed Phillips, who owns Fountain of Juice, a smoothie and sandwich store in the Prado buying middle on Forsyth Street.
Her new cafe, Romo’s Pizza, is situated following doorway in the previous Barberitos and is named following her youngest son, Roman, who turns 12 on Feb. 4. His nickname is Romo.
Phillips had hoped to open in time for his birthday but she’s now taking pictures for the next 7 days in February.
The new cafe attributes a Forno Bravo wooden-burning oven, an Italian model produced in California, she explained.
“It’s a huge oven,” Phillips stated. “It will get up to 800 levels and can cook like 5 pizzas at at the time in about 4 minutes flat.”
Cooking with a wooden-burning oven gives the pizza much more flavor, she stated.
“We’ll do some standard Italian like the margherita and then we’ll have like the superb arugula-prosciutto topper pizza,” Phillips stated. “We’ll have Italian sausage and like a white pizza and mushroom pizza.
“We’re making an attempt to stick to classic Italian fashion.”
The restaurant is about 2,600 square toes and is designed to “look aged faculty typical,” Phillips mentioned.
“It’s dim, darkish like an aged Shakey’s and Godfather’s — if you’re outdated ample to try to remember that — and then we have heaps of images of just the metropolis of in which my mom is from, Sulmona.”
Natalia del Basso Orsini, her mother, is a indigenous of Italy and launched Natalia’s restaurant in Macon in 1984 — promoting the properly-recognized Italian restaurant a couple of yrs ago. Sulmona is situated in the Abruzzo location of central Italy
“All photographs and photo wallpapers in Romo’s are by Daniel Underwood, my mom’s partner,” Phillips mentioned.
The new cafe has a little region created for young children with a pinball device and a Galaga arcade sport.
Phillips options to continue to keep the meals reasonably priced. She’ll offer you only a a person-sized pizza, a huge, with a price tag vary of $16 to $19 a pizza. Salads and appetizers will variety from $6 to $8.
Functioning hrs will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday by means of Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
“It’s an open up-notion kitchen area so you can see the pizza oven, which is kind of interesting,” Phillips mentioned.