Donatella Arpaia’s Chelsea Pizzeria Is a Month Away

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Photo: Courtesy of Donatella

Donatella Arpaia’s people send this photo of the D with the newly installed oven at her forthcoming pizzeria, Donatella. Her chef, Jarett Appell, has been firing it up while she’s been training in Naples with the oven’s builder, Enzo Coccia. The pizzeria is a month away from opening, but boy are they pushing it hard. By the way, when you search “Donatella Arpaia” on Google, you get these auto-complete options: “Donatella Arpaia married, Donatella Arpaia boyfriend, Donatella Arpaia pics, and Donatella Arpaia hot.” Down, foodies. Meanwhile, Donatella’s old partner, David Burke (whose naughtiest auto-complete is “flavor sprays”), is rumored to be involved with the “chef driven restaurant” at the forthcoming James Hotel in Soho.