Dallas is establishing itself as quite the mecca for Neapolitan pizza, and the newest saggy-tipped, quick-fired pizza to hit the scene has wheels, literally: BellaTrino Neapolitan Pizzeria & Cucina.
This 35-foot food truck parks outside bars and breweries around DFW. Their hand-painted pizza mobile is pretty much unlike any other: it's been retrofitted to include air conditioning, a soda fountain, and (of course) a 5,000-pound, Texas-made, wood-fired pizza oven. The glass walls and convenient seating even let you watch your pizza being sauced and topped.
Co-owner Tracy Sanford lived in Naples, Italy during his formative years, so you can expect imported Neapolitan staples like double-zero Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. BellaTrino's sauces and dough are prepped in their commercial kitchen in Southlake, and then brought to the truck. The large menu includes chewy-crusted classics like the Napoletana (tomatoes, white anchovies, capers, oregano) and one of Tracy's favorites, Jimmy's Salsiccia e Brocoletti (Jimmy's spicy Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, rapini, oregano, extra virgin olive oil) as well as a particularly nice vegetarian pie, the Terra (mushrooms, baby kale, mozzarella, thyme, pecorino.) They also offer salads, antipasti, and sandwiches made with pizza dough.
Look for BellaTrino brick and mortar locations coming soon, but for now, two trucks (and a third coming soon) can be found at various locations around DFW, including occasional late-night service at McKinney and Routh in Uptown. At Times Ten Cellars (in Lakewood and in Ft. Worth) the BellaTrino menu is available inside, so you can enjoy pizza and wine no matter the weather.
— Margo Sivin