Benzina Set to Open in Park Hill This May

Neapolitan-style Pizza and Italian Restaurant Joining the Park Hill Neighborhood This Spring.
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South of Park Hill/ Mayfair is getting a new Italian-inspired neighborhood restaurant on 4839 E Colfax Ave this spring. Benzina, which means “gasoline” in Italian, is set in an old gas station.

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This gas station turned neighborhood restaurant is going to be heating up their specially-made Mibrasa brand charcoal ovens to serve their customers Neapolitan-style pizzas. This style of pizza, known to have originated in the city of Naples in Italy, is cooked at a very high temperature for not more than 90 seconds, which is why special ovens are needed.

The menu, which will also include homemade pastas, seasonal specials and a selection of dessert, is overseen by consulting chef Brian Lockwood, who has worked with the two arguably most famous fine dining restaurants in the U.S., The French Laundry and Eleven Madison Park.

We’re definitely ready to park ourselves in this old gas station to dig into some fresh pastas and pizzas this spring.

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Zeynep Özakat is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher. She holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where she received The Shirley Jackson Prize in Fiction, The Leonard Brown Prize in Poetry, and a Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work. Her writing has been published in Glimmer Train Stories, Black Warrior Review, and Gulf Coast. Zeynep is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, but now lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find out more here.
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