Downtown restaurant to feature Neapolitan pizza

Jan 28, 2016 903

By Dennis Seid

Sometime next month, a wood-fired brick oven made in Italy will make its way to downtown Tupelo. And by late spring, a new restaurant will be serving traditional Neapolitan pizza from that oven. The pizzeria will be owned by Vince Rapisarda, who is opening in the building at 206 Troy Street that was most recently Tupelo Sports Bar & Grill.

Previously, it was was Earnest B's Barbecue and Romie's Barbecue, but its most famous occupant was the Rib Cage. The building recently had its front facade replaced, and Rapisarda is renovating the interior, replacing the floor and bar and making it more user-friendly.

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