Dallas' Big Rig of Pizza Trucks Is Tossing Decent Neapolitan Pies

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Have you seen this bella donna around Dallas, trailing smoke and steam? If you have you came this close to the latest rolling contraption to hit Dallas' mobile pizza scene. Bellatrina Neapolitan Pizzeria and Cucina promises Neapolitan pies anywhere a square of pavement can support a Freightliner.

The rig boasts a wood-fired oven that adds another 1,000 pounds to its bulk, according to owners Tracy Sanford and John Cooper, but it gives them the ability to turn out Neapolitan pizzas and other baked goods as readily as any traditional Italian restaurant.

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Neapolitan purists might scoff, but it's not a bad pie.
See? Pizza. I ordered this one just off McKinney Avenue in Uptown after a failure of a meal at a nearby tavern. The pie was in and out of the oven in just over a minute, and sealed up in this box in just a few seconds more.

If you're a Neapolitan purist -- a real pizza pie asshole who evaluates every last nuance of sauce, crust and cheese with exacting detail -- you're not going to be completely pleased with Bellatrina's pizza. You'll note the sauce is a little salty and the mozzarella is a little gummy with the first faint spots of brown that mark an improperly cooked pie. You'll notice the crust is unevenly cooked, well-charred on one side but a little pale on the other.

If, however, you've had a beer or two and you're hungry, you'll likely see the brighter side of things. The crust has an exceptional light quality that shows pizza with promise, and it's got that well-aged tang that comes from dough that's made with patience. Not to mention there's a pizza truck you might be able walk to on the way home from your local, and it's open till after the bars discharge their drunks.

And Bellatrina's certainly sells better pizza than most pizza delivery places, which are the only other options at this hour. Actually, now that I think of it, I wonder how many miles that truck gets to the gallon? If you could pick up the phone and have this thing at your doorstep, you'd freak.

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RoaminCadillac
RoaminCadillac

There is that fine line between purist and asshole...

markzero
markzero

Looks much better than what I got at the Grimaldi's in Watters Creek. (They put the pizza sauce on last and barely cooked it)

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@markzero 


Must have been a bad night at G's; they always do us right! Expensive and good......and NOT BAD for a chain. 

markzero
markzero

@kergo1spaceship @markzero It could also have been the obnoxious foodie I was hanging out with, too. I'll give them another try.since they work for you.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@markzero @kergo1spaceship 


I know, right?  But Rowlett and Russell Creeks in Plano are still somewhat wild, and full of product-ehem. 

markzero
markzero

@kergo1spaceship @markzero I wouldn't believe you found them in creeks because I thought most of the creeks around here were lined with concrete now.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@markzero @kergo1spaceship  


It's good.......expensive, as I said, and sometimes you have to "summons" the waiter, but I REALLY like it.  I like it cause it's close to the house and "purty" tasty. One time we were waiting, and I hit my 4 year old in the head with an acorn, and he fell in that nasty creek they have at Watter's Creek; let's just say the wife was not happy. 


#NTcreekhoppin'


ps-you would never imagine how many arrow points, dinosaur bones and ancient crustaceans I've pulled out of local creeks; shit, just last week I found two springs in local tributaries


#northtexaslikescement-notnature

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@markzero @kergo1spaceship 


That Village Burger is great! Watch out for lonely, over middle aged hags at Savvvvvouuurrrr (Savour).

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