Four years after their opening, the buzz around Nina Pizza Napolitaine in Saint-Roch hasn’t weakened for one second. Every day of the week, the restaurant is crawling with customers looking to get their hands on a slice of Québec City’s Neapolitan pizza heaven.
Nina Pizza Napolitaine is owned and operated by two very passionate women: Peneloppe Lachapelle and Lucie Nadeau. Trained in New York City under Roberto Caporuscio, master in the art and craft of Neapolitan pizza-making, Peneloppe and Lucie found a niche for their love of Neapolitan pizza in the Saint-Roch, Québec City’s most foodie-friendly neighbourhood.
Prepared to the order, Nina’s pies are cooked in a 900-degree wood-burning oven in exactly 90 seconds. Of all the ingredients, their dough is what stands out the most. Expressive and sweet with an elasticity that gives great mouthfeel and resistance on every teeth rip, the recipe was tried and tested for nearly a year before the restaurant opening in 2014.
Expect fresh mozzarella paired with a lightly acid and sweet homemade tomato sauce where fresh herbs and smiles are served with every order. Here’s a foodie tip : Start with a burrata, the most luscious experience offered at Nina, and share a pie. And don’t be shy to ask for the extra spicy olive oil to dip your crust.