Photos courtesy of Yelm Community Blog: Francesco Chiechi & Carlos Morist
Francesco Chiechi & Carlos Morist opened Pizzaria LaGitana December 26th to a packed house & have not stopped ever since.
LaGitana is a Spanish female gypsy. See the mural on the wall of the restaurant’s namesake as you enter!
Co-owner Francesco Chiechi told this writer that he is Italian born & raised AND he knows how to make good Italian pizza.
His partner Carlos Morist is from Argentina and lived in Spain and knows good wines at a fair price.
Both have a penchant for quality.
My wife & I stopped in opening day & have returned three additional times, all to packed-houses.
Their take-out business has been “robust.” This is true, authentic wood-fired pizza one finds in Italy. The difference from American pizza is in the thin, flavorful, hand-made crust, light on the toppings. The restaurant has an extensive wine-list, offering many wines by the glass that are exceptional and reasonably priced. The Italian salads are superb. They also have desserts & espresso.
Francesco & Carlos tell everyone:
“Come Enjoy Authentic Pizza as if you are siting at a coffee in Rome. Italian Owner. Best pizza and best ambiance in town.”
People from all walks of life in and around Yelm have come together to enjoy this restaurant.
PIZZERIA LA GITANA (in the former Blue Bottle Cafe building)
309 East Yelm Avenue
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: (360) 400-2929
THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG WISHES LAGITANA WELL IN THEIR ENDEAVOR.