200 East Chestnut
Every day 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
In the past ten years, it seems that there has been an emergence of a niche market in restaurants that specialize in fast food, but with a hip, classy twist. La Fiamma is an example of an eatery that has taken pizza upscale in another addition to the downtown restaurant scene.
The restaurant is housed in a renovated brick building like many of the new businesses in the downtown area. The interior has been redone in a post-modern, industrial look, with aluminum flashing and exposed heating vents along the ceilings.
The tables follow suit with a riveted metal design -- a contrast to the finished wooden chairs and trim. Large windows make for a bright, cheery atmosphere with a view of the hustle of activity on Railroad Avenue. The menu offers lunch specials, but the restaurant is usually busiest in the evening.
La Fiamma joins the elite of pizzerias by cooking with a wood fired oven -- the hallmark of gourmet pizza. Pies come topped with the exotic ingredients you might expect, including prosciutto, cracked pepper, smoked mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and assiago cheese. Sauce bases also offer a variety as well, with the classic tomato, onion-garlic or pesto. Although the main focus of the restaurant is pizza, there is an offering of pasta, salads and soups. A few dishes out of the ordinary that might tempt the gourmet are caponata (grilled eggplant), hummus (white bean) and antipasto.
Head down Railroad to the water past the Seafirst bank and you should see it in the low, brick building right below the Herald.
Dinner | Lunch
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