A mano: Ridgewood, NJ
January 27, 2007
Update (20080119): the Bergen Record reports that Roberto Caporuscio is no longer with A Mano. More troubling, the approach to pizza-making has changed as well. Back to the original post...
Update (2009/02/10): A Mano has been retooling, and has had Roberto back to train the staff. Things are looking up: Update here (click me).
I've been closely watching the progress of Jerry's Gourmet in Ridgewood for months now. Jerry's in Englewood is a favorite of mine, and I was very pleased to see that they were opening a branch in Ridgewood. I was even more excited to hear that the restaurant attached would be a pizzeria, and serving real Neapolitan style pizza.
The excitement hit a fevered pitch earlier this week when I read on the Pizza Making Forum that a renown pizzaiolo (fancy-pants Italian word for "pizza maker") named Roberto Caporuscio would be manning the wood-fired ovens. The long-awaited climax came this afternoon, when I had the first bite of his creations. A Mano has finally opened.
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