Dining review: Ricci’s Trattoria turns out its favorite pizza, but adds Italian classics

Ricci’s Pizzeria in Holly Springs is now Ricci’s Trattoria in Cary. It still has the pizza it’s known for but has an expanded space with an expanded menu. By Greg Cox Originally published 9/14/2017 CARY Hanging on one wall at Ricci’s Trattoria, just to the right of a large chalkboard menu, is a collection of…

Dining review: You don’t need to search far for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza

Five worthy practitioners of the Neapolitan pizza craft have opened in the Triangle: Capp’s Pizzeria, Napoli, Pizzeria Faulisi, Pizza La Stella and Treforni By Greg Cox Originally published 6/15/17 Just a few years ago, searching for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza in these parts was, you might say, a pie-in-the-sky proposition. There were New York-style joints by…

Food truck review: Pie Pushers

Pie Pushers’ ‘Durham style’ crust is a winner By Greg Cox Review originally published 5/13/2016 Last month, Pie Pushers celebrated its fifth anniversary. That’s an enviable milestone in any business, but especially so on the local food truck circuit, where many vendors haven’t yet been on the road long enough to need new tires. As…

Former Magnolia Grill owners opening Carrboro pizzeria

Former Magnolia Grill owners opening Carrboro pizzeria By Andrea Weigl Originally published 9/15/2015 Ben and Karen Barker, the James Beard-award-winning chefs and former owners of Durham’s Magnolia Grill, are opening a pizzeria with their son Gabe in Carrboro. The Barkers hope to open Pizzeria Mercato by the end of the year. It sounds like the…