Restaurant Responds to Outrage Over Its $1.75 Slice

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After airing a readers grievance that the afternoon slice special at Naples 45 had gone up from $1.25 to $1.75 (the magic is definitely gone, lamented the reader), Midtown Lunch hears back from the saddened restaurant:

The price of flour has gone up four times over the past 12 months, and the dollar is at a record low against the Euro which means that the Italian ingredients that we import to make our authentic Neopolitan pizza (San Marzano tomatoes, Italian low-gluten wheat flour) have gone up multifold.

Of course, the rising price of cheap grub was well documented in our Cheap Eats issue: At least the slice hasnt gone up from $3 to $4, like at Di Fara.

Naples 45 Responds to Outrageous Price-Hike Accusations [Midtown Lunch]
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