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We haven’t been to Neapolitan Express in close to two years, and heard the menu has expanded since then. Time for another visit.
After arriving at the truck, it was apparent the menu was much larger than on our previous visits. Instead of 4 pizza options, there were 9! They also added 3 salads and 4 sandwiches to the menu, one of which caught our eye. We cannot resist something called a Meat Lovers Sandwich, even if it did cost $11.
The Meat Lovers Sandwich used pizza dough shaped like a hero for the bread. Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage meat were layered on one side of the dough in that order, and it was then placed in the pizza oven.
After less than 5 minutes in the oven, the sandwich was removed. That’s when Prosciutto di Parma was added to the sandwich, as well as a quick sprinkling of olive oil. The whole thing was closed up, and the Meat Lovers Sandwich was served.
Taking a few bites, the strongest flavor was pepperoni, with prosciutto and sausage next in line. We definitely would have liked more cheese, but that’s like a mantra with us.
The only mozzarella cheese was below the meat on the bottom half of the sandwich, which we barely tasted. If the owners of Neapolitan Express are reading this, we would like to suggest adding mozzarella cheese on top of the sandwich before it comes out of the oven. The sandwich was tasty, but it should have been gooier, with melted mozzarella cheese in the mix.
Pizza dough worked well as hero bread. It was on the thin side, but that just added some crispiness to the bread part of the sandwich. It was certainly strong enough to hold the fillings without falling apart.
The Meat Lovers Sandwich from Neapolitan Express looked thin, but it packed a lot of meaty Italian flavor. With this lunch, there was no problem of late-afternoon hunger.
If you care about the environment, Neapolitan Express is the most eco-friendly food truck in the city, running on compressed natural gas. In the case of Neapolitan Express, eco-friendly can still mean delicious!