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New Pizzeria Brings a Taste of Naples to Rio’s Copacabana

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tucked away on the leafy corner of residential Copacabana street Rua Cinco de Julho, La Pizzateca opened in mid-February, and with a lively yet intimate atmosphere, the new restaurant focuses on creating purist, high-quality Neapolitan pizzas, as well as offering homemade breads.

Launched by long-term Australian expatriate in Rio Duncan Hay, and his wife Priscila, the couple founded the pizzeria in partnership with their Carioca friends Emile Maksoud and Silvia Moutinho.

“When we would get together with Silvia and Emile it was always to eat pizza . . .

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