Cugino Forno offers taste of Italy with imported ingredients

Aug 01, 2022 100

In 90 seconds, Cugino Forno cooks pizza to perfection inside a 900-degree oven imported from Naples, Italy, made from the stone of Mount Vesuvius. Co-owners Joseph Ozbey, Eren Yildirim and Pat Gio are cousins from Turkey who became enamored with pizza in their travels to Italy.

After opening five locations in North Carolina, they set their sights on Frederick. Cugino Forno imports most of its ingredients from Italy, such as the tomatoes that go into the pizza sauce, the flour, cheese and olive oil. The dough is made fresh using bottled water to ensure consistency. 

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