Ancora Pizzeria

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Salumist Kristopher Doll and Chef Jeffrey Talbot of Ancora Pizza - New Orleans, LA

4508 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-1636
www.ancorapizza.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-10pml; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2pm

Ancora is more than just your neighborhood pizza joint. Set off up-and-coming Freret Street, Ancora is the culmination of Chef Jeffrey Talbot’s long love affair with dough. After building a house-made bread program at Cyrus in San Francisco, Talbot packed up his sourdough starter and accumulated knowledge and moved back to his home state to open his first restaurant with Chef and Restaurateur Adolfo Garcia. Outfitted with a wood-fired Stefano Ferrara pizza oven, Talbot and his tight crew of cooks blister pies at 820°F, yielding airy, light, and just-charred crust. Though Ancora’s topping combinations likely won’t earn Talbot Vera Pizza Napoletana status, his pies maintain a balance of bright, briny, and decadent.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Bruschetta with Black Tuscan Kale, Mushrooms, Calabrian Chilies, Garlic, Braised Pork Belly, Vin Cotto, and House-made Bread
  • Bianca: Basil, Capers, Mozzarella, Castelvetrano Olives, and Sweet Calabrian Chilies
  • Walnut Blueberry Bread, Mascarpone, and Honey

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