Conversation with Biagio Cepollaro, Via Roma Camp Springs, MD

(Still left) Running Partner Biagio Cepollaro and Chef Companion Tonino Topolino


Camp Springs, Maryland



We required to prepare dinner reliable Italian comfort food items following regional recipes and also serving the most groundbreaking pizza (pinsa) in a easy yet inviting, charming and which includes surroundings.


Pizza & Dough:

Pinsa is a new high hydration and extensive fermentation dough that uses a distinctive blend of flours: soy, wheat and rice. The result is a light-weight, ethereal and straightforward to digest pizza that is turning out to be a new favourite on the marketplace.


Why pinsa and what truly separates pinsa from other pizza kinds?

Pinsa since we wanted to work with something quite new in an in excess of-saturated pizza sector (Neapolitan, NY design, and so forth.). The massive change is the lightness of the dough paired with crispness on the base and softness on the top rated.


How did you and Topolino study about pinsa and how to make it?

I initial learned about pinsa in 2018 at the Vegas Pizza Expo. Becoming from Napoli I assumed I realized what pizza meant. Boy was I erroneous! I straight away fell in enjoy with pinsa and begin contemplating about it day and night time like a 15 years previous working with his initial crush! Then in 2020 when I experienced the option to open By using Roma, Topolino arrived along and informed me we had to promote pinsa. Say no more I instructed him! 


 How long did it take you to produce your pinsa?

About 6 months, all through the pandemic and also through the 1st months of By using Roma in 2021. But I can convey to you that Topolino enhances his method just about every solitary working day. He never ever rests. He in no way takes a day off. Pinsa is all he thinks about! Before long you will see his solution in a lot a lot more destinations. He is the serious pressure guiding this amazing pizza. 


Explain to us much more about your kid’s cooking course. What’s included and what are some of the logistics of a course for kids?

It all commenced with my eight-12 months-previous daughter, Giordana (Gigi). She needed to cook dinner pinsa considering the fact that I explained to her about By using Roma. Then she fulfilled Topolino and get started training with him every single time she could. Then Topolino and she told me about this notion of cooking lessons for kids exactly where the teacher was Gigi and I jumped on it! We are at our 3rd course coming up in which Gigi will educate much more kids how to stretch the dough, how to adequately put toppings on it, even though Topolino will cook dinner individuals pinsa for the young chefs. Just about every child has a fantastic time, and the mother and father also!


The inside is breathtaking. What had been you making an attempt to complete with the glance and vibe of the cafe?

 A nominal search with neutral shades and very simple layout interrupted by a large splash of color ‘O Struscio’, the remarkable mural made by an wonderful artist. Grazia Montalto, who being from Napoli like us, straight away recognized what we ended up hunting for, a comforting ambiance that will make everyone sense at ease — no matter if you are putting on flip flops or your most effective outfit for a day.