Chef Joe Cicala at Brigantessa sure knows his pizza.
While the restaurant, which opened in October, has a menu that includes Southern Italian dishes in general, pizza is one of the main focuses. Cicala is introducing new, playful pizza shapes to the establishment with a secret menu only for customers that are in the know about these new specialty dishes.
The owners Francis Cratil Cretarola and Catherine Lee and chef Joe Cicala had originally planned to open in July, but due to some problems that arose once they began renovating, the opening had to be pushed back until October. The kitchen area had to be completely demolished before they could finish building and work toward their first day on Oct. 14.
A look at the bar area you see upon entering Brigantessa.