Food & Drink

Bluehour chef goes Italian on Williams

Published On 12/21/2012 Published On 12/21/2012

The project of a former Bluehour chef, North Williams' Oro Di Napoli translates to "Gold of Mike Napoli", or maybe "Gold of Naples", and fires up pies in a huge oven imported from the old country before serving them with Sicilian wine in an intimate, candlelit dining room

Antipasti includes housemade charcuterie like carpaccio, prosciutto, and salami, plus roasted rapini and buffalo mozzarella that makes up for its lack of Frank's Red Hot with its creaminess.

Those meats (plus porcini & sausage) find their way onto pizzas that balance char and chewiness, or you can attack hand-pulled pasta like spaghetti pomodoro, penne w/ shrimp, and gnocchi w/ pork sauce

For dessert, you're looking at stuff like this warm chocolate hazelnut cake w/ bourbon gelato, although the menu will constantly change. You can, however, rest assured that Mike Napoli will want to eat it all

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1. Oro Di Napoli 3632 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (Williamsvancouver)

Translating to "Gold of Naples," this N. Williams trattoria & pizzeria is the project of a former Bluehour chef. Equipped with a huge wood-fire oven that was imported from Italy and an intimate dining area, the dude is pleasing customers with his classic, no fuss menu of Italian staples like carpaccio, bruschetta, arrabiata, and a ton of pizza options.



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