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Pizza Luca Brings Gourmet Food Truck to Yorktown

Fans cluster around the brick oven on Wednesday through Friday evenings.

Real Neapolitan pizza.

Simple, fresh ingredients: dough tossed thin. A small ladle of sauce. Sea salt. Garlic. Hand-made mozzarella di bufalo.

When it comes out of the brick oven, Pizza Luca President Dean Medico picks basil leaves to garnish each finished pie. 

The thing is, that oven is on wheels. 

This is a food truck, parked at the northwest corner where Routes 100 and 118 intersect. Same corner where the hot dog truck is most days—and the seller of bird houses.

The set-up is ingenious. The brick oven with its attendant stove pipe is centered on one side of the truck, surrounded with shiny stainless steel. Four sinks are set in a wood counter on the back. A three-sided counterfront made of the same warm wood unfolds to frame the workspace. 

The folks behind Pizza Luca are behind the counter. They spent the winter building the truck, and started cooking to order in April, said Medico. Westchester-based, they do parties and events across the tri-state area. On Saturdays they can be found at the farmers' market at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah. And on Wednesdays through Fridays they set up on the gravel at the intersection from 4-8 p.m.

In addition to the 12-inch pies, you can try the homemade Italian lemon ice or have a cannoli filled while you wait. 

Commuters coming home, students after school, and more and more regular customers make the turnoff for the vera pizza Napolitano.

paula September 17, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I'm curious, does setting up here require a permit? How is a business chosen? And since this is food service - and outdoors - is there a health dept permit too?
Joe T September 17, 2012 at 01:35 PM
This brick oven pizza on wheels is a new wave of pizza! They actually sell fabricated trucks. Ive been waiting for it to come to our area. I will definitely go to try it.
Bill September 17, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Found them on the web: http://www.facebook.com/pizzalucanyc http://pizzaluca.com/ https://twitter.com/pizzalucanyc Also another article that has pictures of the pizzas and the menu: http://www.dishblogger.com/2012/09/05/first-look-the-pizza-luca-pizza-truck-hudson-valley-new-york/
Bill September 17, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Yes, food trucks are a wonderful thing. My son worked in the Wall Street area this summer and ate at one every day. We should be celebrating, not wondering about permits. BTW I understand there is a sandwich food truck near the track in downtown Yorktown. I have not had a chance to get there yet.
Plamena Pesheva September 17, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Bill, here is their website http://pizzaluca.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pizzalucanyc.

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