Is Via Napoli plotting a city pizza invasion? You bet. Oddly, the Sydney CBD has been slower to embrace the invasion of Neapolitan pizza that swept the city's suburbs.
Via Napoli Pizzeria, which has its origins in Lane Cove and has previously been crowned the city's best pizza, is close to a deal on a site on Macquarie Street.
While that sounds promising for our cheese-craving politicians, the site isn't far from the booming Bridge Street end and its ravenous city diners.
"I believe there's nothing like Via Napoli in the CBD," owner Luigi Esposito says. Esposito has already successfully taken Via Napoli to Surry Hills, so why not join the CBD food gold rush?
"We're going over the lease. If not there, we'll do it somewhere else," Esposito says.