Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Lombardi Pizza Co. mobile pizzafication station! This beast houses a brand new Mugnaini wood-fired oven and enough storage space for 250+ dough balls for all your pizza party needs. It’s the brainchild of Pete Lombardi, who was a chaperone on a pizza tour for a middle school Italian class back in 2009. It was just a couple of weeks before he left for his first pizza-making session in Naples with Enzo Coccia. Pete was eager to practice his new skills upon returning from his pizza pilgrimage, so he practiced a bit at his aunt’s house where there just so happens to be an outdoor Earthstone oven. Pete honed his skills at Nomad Pizza in Hopewell, NJ. They make some of the best Neapolitan pizza in the state and Pete definitely built his pie-making chops while working there.
Now he’s taking his powers to the streets with a brand new mobile catering truck. He’ll be doing weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations, family reunions, and random partying all over the place. The truck has it all, you just have to provide the parking space.
I had the privilege of attending LPC’s friends and family grand opening shindig and I can tell you that this guy makes a mean pie. Pete does a long cold rise on his dough and uses only fresh ingredients. It’s the real deal. Here are some full size shots of the main event. Eat them with your eyeballs!