Watch them hand-toss pizza dough at Stone L’oven Falmouth
When Bill and I are looking for a really good pizza, we walk down to 271 Main Street and enjoy a fine hand tossed Neapolitan style pizza at Stone L’oven Pizza Company. The pizza are baked in a 650 degree stone fired oven. The high temperature locks in the flavor. They use only natural ingredients, local seasonally sourced produce and field packed tomatoes. The dough is made freshly every day it is then aged using a slow fermentation technique to bring out the flavor and taste of the crust. The dough, cheeses and sauce never contain additives, preservatives or chemicals. Also, they never add sugar or oil to the dough or sauce. That is good for those of us who are watching our waist lines. The dough is then stretched and hand tossed right there in the open kitchen were diners can watch the show. Last summer when our granddaughter came to visit we took her to watch her pizza being made. After the tosser placed the dough on the pan, he gave a lump of dough to her to play with while the pizza baked. For a two year old and her mimi, that was great fun.
We have an appreciation for the skill of hand tossing. When our oldest daughter was in college she worked for a neighborhood pizza restaurant and learned to toss pizzas. She got to be quite good. It makes us chuckle to think of our very Irish -American, Erin O’Connell, tossing with the best of them.
When the pizzas are placed into the oven the baker turns and slides it through all parts of the oven until it has a crisp tender crust and charred bubbles that are the signature characteristics of the Neapolitan pizza.
My favorite pizza is the Fig & Prosciutto. My mouth starts to water just thinking of the blend of flavors and that wonderfully crunchy crust. Our bartender, Bob enjoys serving it up. Bill’s favorite is the Meat Lover. It has tone L’oven’s own maple-fennel sausage, pepperoni, ham, and meatballs over mozzarella and their signature tomato sauce. Another meal that is very enjoyable is the antipasti plate. It can be ordered in an individual size or the larger family size. It has salami, prosciutto, wrapped goat cheese, Spring mix, black and green olives, roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, provolone cheese. Then it is drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
They also have a complete selection of salads, soups, pasta dishes, calzones, wraps and sandwiches. Not to mention the great children’s menu and a wonderful selection of deserts. All of this is served in a bright cheerful environment and yes, they do deliver.
Stone L’oven Falmouth is a short walk from the Palmer House at:
271 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
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While all of our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of gastronomic adventures, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.