About us

About Us

Crust is bringing true Neapolitan Pizza to Wexford!

Neapolitan pizza is impossible to beat. It is soft, chewy, flavoursome and with a hint of char – it is where pizza all began! You can see why the Neapolitan Margherita is now protected by UNESCO.

Inspiration behind the concept and menu has been driven by Chef/Owner Richard Whitty, who trained and worked in Ballymaloe Cookery School, where he fell in love with wood fired Pizza. Upon leaving he decided to set up a pizza pop up in Rosslare Strand “Lovin’ Pizza” for two summers. In 2017, Richard then travelled to Naples to complete the Vera Pizza training in accordance with “Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana" (AVPN), where he wanted to learn the traditional Neapolitan method of pizza making. After months of research, the time had finally come to open his own place!

His concept - to bring the traditional Neapolitan pizza base to Wexford, with the best of artisanal Irish ingredients. (E.G Toonsbridge Mozzarella, Gubeen Chorizo & Salami, Sheridan’s for the best Irish Cheese, Richie Doyle Wexford for Sausage Meat, Organic Rocket from Anna Zuegel Power in Killinick, Co. Wexford… to name a few)

His partner, Laura Kelly, who grew up in Rosslare and works in her family business Kelly’s Resort, has helped Richard open Crust injecting her Front Of House experience ensuring that the service is cordial, efficient and welcoming. They wanted to create a restaurant that is true to Italian tradition, while showcasing what Ireland has to offer.

The huge bright red oven is the focal point of the restaurant – it was custom built on site by Gozney Ovens. Their aim is to use old Neapolitan techniques, with modern precision.

Our pizza dough is made on site every day, proved for a minimum of 24 hours, then topped and cooked in our wood fired oven at 450+ degrees. The proving means we're able to use minimal quantities of yeast in our dough, so our pizzas are light and easily digestible.

Neapolitans traditionally eat their pizza uncut with a knife and fork or “libretto style” – means folded like a book. Either way we hope you enjoy yours!

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Restaurant - Take Away

For get-together’s, romance or just because its pizza night... Pizza suits every occasion!