A place for people to gather and be social without media, MidiCi in Preston Hollow Village is the place to go to equally enjoy food and friends. Serving up not only authentic Neapolitan pizza but also a warm atmosphere, MidiCi keeps you coming back for more tastings, table conversations, and tangible smiles.
With hand-picked meats and cheeses for charcuterie boards, signature pasta dishes, fresh and curated salads, Italian wines, and, of course, wood-fired pizzas, MidiCi checks off all the slices when it comes to delicious Italian food.
As important as the quality of dishes is the quality of the environment for this neighborhood restaurant. MidiCi’s mission is to bring friends together because people are the best thing that can happen to anyone.
Here’s what makes MidiCi the most unique pizza place in Dallas:
MidiCi takes the concept of functional art to the next level with the design and layout of their restaurant.
Situated front and center of the open space is what this restaurant calls the “heartcore.” It is the central structure that contains the ovens, kitchen, and bar. It was designed and named with the heart in mind because it feeds the space and holds all of the vital functions. From any seat in the house, guests can view the heart and feel connected to where they are in the moment.
MidiCi regards Neopolitan pizza as art and therefore sees the ovens that bake it the same — beautiful pieces of art. The two main ovens in the heartcore were handbuilt by a third-generation company in Naples who exclusively uses raw materials, such as sand and stone, harvested in the region. Additionally, the wood-fired ovens are perfect for baking Neapolitan pizza — specifically in regards to the moisture and aroma of the wood that allows the crust to maintain its internal softness with a satisfying external crunch.
The last component that really brings everything — and everyone that steps inside — together is the living, breathing, tree that shoots up through the restaurant. Rooted in the earth and reaching towards the sky, this tree creates a serene atmosphere and serves as a reminder of growth, care, and well-being.
Genuine Neapolitan Wood-Fired Pizza
What makes MidiCi’s authentic pizzas so mouth-watering is the sole use of all-natural, high-quality ingredients. This includes pure extra virgin, cold-pressed olive oil, freshly made mozzarella, handmade Parmigiano-Reggiano, and prosciutto produced in the Friuli Venezia Giulia. As these pie masters know, the two most important ingredients in a Neapolitan pizza is the flour and the sauce. Let’s break the best pizza in Preston Hollow Village down to the slice:
Caputo 00 Flour
A standout ingredient that adds to MidiC’s stellar pizzas is the Caputo 00 Flour they exclusively use. This arete flour is a blend of the best wheat on the market and demanded by maestri pizzaiolis — pizza makers — all over the world. Caputo 00 Flour is perfect for pizza dough due to how finely it is ground and its lower gluten content. Italian flours are classified by numbers according to how they are ground, 00 being the finest.
Not only is it the finest flour possible, but it is milled extremely slow. This is important in high-quality flour processing for optimal water absorption and maximum yield for when rolling out the dough. This flour is also additive-free and all-natural.
So why does the sole use of Caputo 00 Flour matter? It completely changes the flavor and texture of the whole crust. You’ll taste the difference in the first cheesy bite!
Italian Peeled Tomatoes
The authentic tomatoes that comprise MidiCi’s red pizza sauce are cultivated in the region of Campania — known for its fertile landscapes. The rich soil of this area along with the mild Mediterranean climate is the perfect combination for superb tomatoes. These Italian peeled tomatoes are thin-walled, not too sweet, contain few seeds as well as a low water concentration, and have a thick, tasty, and mild acidic pulp. This heavenly combination of features makes these tomatoes simply divine for sauces.
Fun Fact: this kind of sauce is the only one allowed on authentic Neapolitan pizzas.
Wrapping It Up
The mixture of authentic and high-quality Italian food, warm atmosphere, and a focus on making memories outside of a phone screen, MidiCi is growing its roots in Dallas as a local-favorite spot for any night of the week. Not to mention all of the ingredients for their wood-fired pizzas are grown in Italy and then baked together right before your eyes.
Eager to discover more unique restaurants and shops in Preston Hollow Village? With Dallas being such a bustling city, it’s great to be able to easily find something new and fun to do with your friends. Stay tuned to our blog for more updates!