Welcome to Zeffiro Pizzeria Napoletana and to the Popular Artisan Bread Bakery. Our goal is to produce real Neopolitan style pizza – to make fresh homemade pasta – to bake fresh crusty European breads – to bring a little bit of Naples, Italy to Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Pizza is a word known all over the world from New York City to Los Angeles, from Paris to Tokyo. As a flatbread with toppings’ “pizza” has been around since ancient Greek and Etruscan times. Modern day pizza traces its roots to Naples, Italy where tomato & cheese found their way onto the flatbread that had previously been dressed with simple herbs, olive oil & salt. Today, “pizza” has become a word used to describe many products; deep-dish, cracker thin, stuffed crust, etc. However, the historical meaning for the word “pizza” is the style that originated in Naples referred to as “Neapolitan”. Our goal is to produce real Neapolitan style pizza, as has been the case for hundreds of years good pizza requires great attention to the dough, a proper oven, and the use of simple high quality ingredients.
We use only the highest quality cheeses, tomatoes and meats we can find. Like our pizza dough, our tomato sauce is made from scratch. We keep our pizzas as simple as possible to allow the flavors of each ingredient come through and to allow the pizza to bake correctly. Too many ingredients will not allow the pizza to bake correctly at these high temperatures.
At Zeffiro we make our fresh pasta from scratch following the same artisan methods used in Italy today – high quality ingredients such as DurumWheat Semolina – extruded through bronze dies leaving the rough textures needed to properly hold sauces. Our pasta making equipment was imported from Italy allowing us to make truly fresh pasta of the same type and quality that you will find in small pasta shops and bakeries throughout Italy.
At Zeffiro we use Picacho Coffee Roasters exclusively for our coffee & Espresso drinks because of their commitment to roasting artisan coffees in small batches in the same fashion found in Italy. Espresso shots are pulled on our Italian Espresso machine and we pride ourselves on providing an authentic Italian coffee experience.