Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella
Tomato Sauce, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella, Sea Salt, EVOO
Tomato Sauce, Artisanal Smoked Pepperoni, HouseMade Fennel Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella
Tomato Sauce, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, Kalamata Olives, Basil
House Made Italian Sausage, Fresh Ricotta, Tomato Sauce, Romano
Tomato Sauce, Crushed Pineapple, Smoked Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella, Spring Onions (Scallions)
Tomato Sauce, Roasted Eggplant, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella
Tomato Sauce, House-made Italian Meatballs, Fresh Mozzarella
Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Capicola, Hot Honey, Red Pepper Flakes
Your Choice of Ingredients & Special Ideas
Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Garlic, Fresh Basil, EVOO, Sea Salt
Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Garlic, Spinach, EVOO, Sea Salt
Kale, Fresh Garlic, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella
EVOO, Fresh Mozzarella, Shaved Red Onion, Arugula, Romano, Squeeze of Lemon
EVOO, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Fontina, Fresh Thyme, Fresh Garlic
House Made White Clam Sauce, Clams, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Garlic, Fresh Parsley, Squeeze of Lemon
Parmigiano Reggiano, Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella, Smoked Gruyere, Fresh Garlic, EVOO
House Made Basil/ Arugula Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Zucchini, Market Greens, Sea Salt
House Made Basil/ Arugula Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Spinach, Sea Salt
Rosemary, Fresh Garlic, Goat Cheese, Roasted Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onions, EVOO
Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Bacon, Egg Over Easy, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, EVOO, Hot Honey
After spending many years working in the culinary industry, Josh founded Cipolla Rossa to bring his unique blend of classic Italian Neapolitan pizza, and thin crust New York pizza, to the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It all started when Josh would get pizza nightly after working a long restaurant shift as a cook. He studied these pizzerias and learned to love the craft and has been plotting his own pizza business since!
Cipolla Rossa's pizzas are created using fresh dough made from scratch (no sugar or preservatives), with fresh local, sustainable, seasonal, bright ingredients. The pizzas are made to order and pack a huge flavor punch with the artisanal, robust wood flavor.
Josh is a culinary veteran and has over 15 years restaurant experience working for large corporations and small restaurants. What differentiates Cipolla Rossa is Josh's extensive culinary background including graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, and working in many different kitchens in New York City, Atlanta, Miami, New England, and Washington DC. Josh worked for traditional Italian restaurants and multiple pizzerias where he developed his own style of brick oven pizza. Josh has also worked for three different mobile pizza caterers and is seasoned to serve all types of occasions.
All pizzas are made to order by hand using fine organic flours and seasonal ingredients. Pizzas are cooked between 700-900 degrees Fahrenheit and are usually cooked within 3 to 5 min. Cipolla Rossa is compliant with all health code, food safety, serving requirements, and laws locally and federally.
Our mission is to craft a memorable experience for you and your guests. We are baking all pizzas and appetizers fresh on-site per event and will work with you to create a menu that combines your personal vision with our culinary expertise. We are very aware of our ingredients, where they come from and how they are produced and purchase many of our ingredients from the farmers we work with at farmers markets. Our end product not only tastes better but you can feel better about supporting local farmers.
Whether it is pizza and salads or a customized menu to include delectable appetizers, we will work with you to create a delightful, enticing menu. With many years of experience behind us, our team will carefully consider your budget and work with you to design a uniquely delicious menu that is an extension of your own hospitality.
Call us for your next event...then relax and enjoy the party! From small gatherings to large parties we will make your special event a memorable wood fired experience you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy and remember. Contact us
If I could give Cipolla Rossa more than 5 stars, I would! We had them cater our wedding in September 2017. I can't speak highly enough about their customer service or quality of the pizza. We had 4 types of pizza served! And they were all simply delicious!!! Perfectly cooked, thin crust wood-fired pizza! They kept the pizza flowing for the time allotted and we had plenty for our guests.Tammy
We used Cipolla Rossa to cater our wedding and couldn’t have been more impressed. The pizza was fantastic (we had the Bianca, Margarita, and Sir Porkalot), and Josh and his staff were excellent. They kept the buffet stocked for our guests throughout the evening, and everyone loved it. Excellent pizza and great people!
First and foremost, the pizza that Josh and his team make is fantastic; the taste of the pizza dough is probably the best I have ever had. After sampling their pizza at the Bethesda farmers market (they are there on Sundays), we decided to use them to cater our wedding in Howard County. In general, Cipolla Rossa was on time, very reasonably priced, very responsive and easy to deal with, and most importantly, served us a thoroughly enjoyable dinner.
Josh and his team are fantastic! They are friendly and very professional- totally accommodated my requests and managed to maneuver the oven into our backyard! Food was amazing - in quality and quantity. All of our guests were enthralled with the oven and the service.
We had Cipolla cater our wedding, Josh the owner was the nicest most professional, informative person anyone could ask for. They made our day even more special. They will continue having our business. I couldn't have asked for anything better. They were over the top incredible with flavor, punctual, accommodating and extremely pleasant to work with. They were the talk of the night. We will forever be grateful for everything they did!
Josh and his crew were absolutely amazing!! They were professional, prompt, courteous, and most of all - DELICIOUS,! Without doubt the best wood-fired pizza around! They worked with us before and during our event - and were amazing with our guests. I highly recommend Cipolla Rossa - they were truly perfect for our rehearsal dinner!