September 28, 2023

Sheboygan restaurant group to open Roman-style pizzeria in Elkhart Lake

Harry’s Pizza e Vino will open Aug. 22 at 111 E. Rhine St. in Elkhart Lake. Credit score: Harry’s Pizza e Vino

Downtown Elkhart Lake will quickly be dwelling to a brand new Roman-style pizzeria by the house owners of Harry’s Prohibition Bistro within the metropolis of Sheboygan.

Harry’s Pizza e Vino Restaurant and Wine Bar is slated to open Aug. 22 at 111 E. Rhine St. in Elkhart Lake. The idea is being touted because the village’s first-ever pizza restaurant, and the one licensed Roman-style pizza restaurant within the state — at the least since Harry’s Pizza Market operated from July 2020 to June 2022 at Interstate Plaza alongside State Freeway 42, simply east of Interstate 43.

Roman model Margherita pizza. Credit score: Harry’s Pizza e Vino

That was the primary time house owners, husband-and-wife duo Al Latifi and Laurie Latifi launched Roman-style pizza to Wisconsin, remodeling their household’s longtime Fifties-style American diner into Harry’s Pizza Market. After virtually two years, the couple closed the restaurant to deal with discovering a greater location. Months of looking out led them to the previous Subway area within the coronary heart of Elkhart’s downtown to reopen underneath a brand new identify.

“We’re thrilled to carry Roman pizza again to Wisconsin and to Sheboygan County in a location with a lot historical past and, furthermore, that’s hungry for pizza,” mentioned Al Latifi. “Excited to service the realm with a novel locale for vacation spot eating and sharing our pizza for carryout and supply, from downtown Elkhart Lake to Highway America and all factors round and in between.”

Roman-style pizza — to not be confused with Neapolitan pizza, which originates from Naples — is thought for its mild, ethereal and cavernous crust, comprised of dough that rests and ferments for as much as 96 hours previous to baking. The time-intensive dough-making course of permits gluten and carbohydrates to be damaged down, making the cooked pizza crust simpler to digest, in response to a information launch. 

Forward of opening Harry’s Pizza Market, Al Latifi and his nephew Adrian Latifi, who’s now second-generation proprietor of Harry’s Prohibition Bistro, each earned Roman-style pizza accreditations in 2019 from the Roman Pizza Academy in Miami.

Harry’s Pizza e Vino will probably be considered one of roughly 50 Roman pizza eating places within the U.S. Opening within the peak of tourism season, the full-service restaurant will function a saloon-style bar and dine-in seating for as much as 50 folks. It would additionally provide carry-out. Hours of operation will initially be 4 to 9 p.m. Hours and days of operation could fluctuate by season.