Karl and Sarah Worley (of the line-inducing Biscuit Love mini-empire) are opening the doors to their new wood-fired pizza restaurant in Hillsboro Village today.
As of Tuesday, September 3, the beloved biscuit destination’s new sister restaurant is now serving a selection of 12-inch wood-fired pies at 2005 Belcourt Avenue (the former home of Juice Bar).
Replacing juicers and blenders with a custom-built Italian pizza oven, the counter-service restaurant offers all pizzas in a to-go box, allowing pizza purchasers the choice of “taking out or hanging out”.
Four-day-fermented whole wheat dough is topped with local ingredients then wood-fired in the custom pizza oven. The ‘thoroughbred hillbilly’ pie is a white-sauced one sprinkled with mozzarella, Benton’s prosciutto, and dressed arugula. Red sauced pizzas range from a classic Margherita to one topped with Sopressata, mozzarella, and spicy honey. Pizza add-ons include an egg, ‘nduja, or Calabrian chilies. For those looking for an extra saucy experience, six “dip dips” including ranch, honey, spicy honey, pesto, red sauce, and garlic oil can be served alongside the pies.
Besides pizzas, there’s a whipped ricotta with honey and two salads (kale Caesar and grains, specifically), and a modern spin on tiramisu topped with caramel crunch. Local and regional beer and wine by the glass are available for purchase.
The handmade Southern Italian pizza oven was crafted by Naples, Italy-based Stefano Ferrara, whose family has been building brick ovens in the region for generations. The Neapolitan oven is jet black, and named “Devault,” after Karl’s favorite culinary school instructor. Community tables from local Novel Woodworks set a highly family-friendly scene, accented by subway tiles, and brick red and charcoal hues. A pizza-themed Bill Murray mural painted by local artist Becca Wildsmith completes the space.
‘Za is now open 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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