MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Opens in Sherman Oaks, California

The Neapolitan pizza concept brings a bit of Naples to the Valley

Shaena Engle

MidiCi’s handmade, wood-fired brick oven brought over from Naples.

Paying homage to traditional Neapolitan-style pizza, the new MidiCi is serving personalized pizzas with fresh toppings in Sherman Oaks.

Many topping ingredients are imported from Italy including organic olive oil, prosciutto, and canned tomatoes, and pizzas are cooked to perfection in a traditional handmade, wood-fired brick oven brought over from Naples.

Diners can watch their pizza being assembled in the open kitchen housed in a large, airy space under a live, 21-foot olive tree.  Standout specialty pizzas include the Devil’s Pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, spicy sausage, Italian salami, Fresno chiles, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese; the truffle pizza with truffle cream, mozzarella, mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and fresh basil; and the Pizza Bianco with mozzarella, oregano, garlic, baby arugula, and prosciutto di Parma.

MidiCi also offers a wide variety of salads including a purple kale, spinach, and date salad; a romaine, rock shrimp, arugula, Italian tuna, and avocado Pantelleria salad; and a caprese salad with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula, and pesto.

A nice assortment of appetizers, including wood-fired roasted vegetable tapas, marinated olives and house meat, and cheese boards, are also available, along with a selection of fresh artisan burrata paired with kale, artichokes, prosciutto, and beets. Desserts include a huge nutella calzone with berries and bananas, an affogato with espresso and ice cream, and an assortment of Italian gelatos and sorbets.

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