Disney World: Prepare for Neapolitan pizza at Epcot
We're just about two weeks away from the official opening of the long-anticipated Epcot pizzeria, which will be called Via Napoli and located in the back of the Italy pavilion of World Showcase.

Here are clues on what to expect, based on the menu and a news release from Patina Restaurant Group, which will open its new Walt Disney World eatery next to its Tutto Italia Ristorante on Aug. 5.

+ The pizza will be Neapolitan style, says Patina CEO Nick Valenti. "We will make pizza the traditional Neapolitan way -- with a textured, soft and charred crust."

+ The menu indicates that the wood-fired pizzas will be available in three sizes: individual, larger and "1/2 meter." That last size is meant to be shared, it's notes on the menu. Prices range from $15 to $36. Various ingredients listed include eggplant, artichokes, prosciutto, mushroom, calamari, arugula, fontina, "Italian spicy sausage," brocolli-rabe, pecorino, canteloupe and pepperoni.

+ The mystery of the water used in the dough continues as the release states it is "calibrated specifically to the pH found in Naples." Note that the claim isn't that the water is from Naples, just like it.

+ The three ovens will be named after active volcanos in Italy: Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli.

+ Not in the mood for pizza? Some other edibles on the menu are calamari fritti ($14), a chopped chicken salad ($17), lasagna verde ($20), spaghetti with veal meatballs ($19), mafaldine amatriciana ($22) and fusiloni trapanese ($17).

+ Or maybe just desserts? On the menu are tiramisu ($8), gelato frizzante ($10), ricotta cheese fritters -- served with whipped cream and chocolate sauce ($10), applecake with almond sorbetto ($8) and more.

+ The Aug. 5 opening will achieve the goal of being open before the beginning of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which kicks off on Oct. 1.

+ Through Sept. 9, guests will be taken on a walk-in basis only. Reservations for Sept. 10 and later will be taken beginning Aug. 6. Call 407-939-3463 to make reservations.