Home of New Orleans Authentic Coal Fired Pizza and Italian Specialties. 

Eat. Drink. Love Italian.


Our grandmother, Antonina (Lena), grew up in Caporeale, Sicily, a small market town a short distance from Palermo. Using a coal-fired oven to make pizzas was commonplace in Sicily, where wood was too expensive to burn. The intense heat from the coal ovens quickly cooked dough and charred meat without drying it out. We wanted to recreate the food of our heritage for our amici and neighbors.  So we went straight to Lena’s Sicily for our oven, which was custom-built, and used her hand-written recipes to design our menu. Lena’s gravies, sauces, pastas, parmigiana and cannolis have been recreated and perfected by our cousin, Chef Frank Timphony, with help from our amico, Chef Jasper Mirable.    – Jack & Phil Rizzuto

 What makes Coal Fired Pizza so delicious? The intense heat from our 1100°F coal fired oven gives our pizzas their distinct, charred edges, and chewy, pliable crust. At 1100°F, the dough fully crisps in under five minutes, while the sauce stays bright and fresh, and cheese gets that perfect pull. 

Taste the Love. Come Eat at Amici!