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Pompieri Pizza, downtown Durham

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Pompieri Pizza, downtown Durham

durhamois | Jul 10, 2013 09:19 PM

So, it looks like the owner of Bull City Burger is opening a second restaurant in downtown, Pompieri Pizza. Wood-fired, local ingredients, "a pizza joint with a fine-dining approach." I'm sure it'll be delicious, but why oh why are we getting another wood-fired pizza joint downtown, when we already have Pizzaria Toro? What is the goal here? Do we really really want downtown saturated with pizza, burgers and beer, or can we introduce a little diversity into the downtown dining scene? I'm not a restaurant owner, so maybe it's just all too easy for me to think about how great it would be to see something that's not totally mainstream open up downtown. I can imagine Indonesian, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Jewish deli, or Lebanese. Even a great Italian restaurant, with homemade pastas, osso bucco, and other hearty fare would be great. But I find it a little disheartening that we may see two good pizza places duke it out, rather than seeing our downtown dining options really expand.

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