Welcome to Flour + Water!
We are happy and excited to be opening our pizzeria in the community of Walla Walla. We are a family-owned restaurant, so we thought it would be great to let you know a little bit about our family!
We are Engjell, Kaleigh, Fiona, Hugo and Remy Vrapi. Engjell is from Albania, but grew up in Rome, Italy. His wife, Kaleigh, is originally a Montana native but moved to Italy to study abroad during college. They met by chance at a restaurant he was working at and, as they say, the rest is history... We eventually got married and started our family in Rome. We moved back to the U.S. in 2005, where we opened our own restaurant in Bigfork, Montana. Our goal was to bring the tastes and flavors of Italian pizza and pasta to our table!
We were very fortunate to be named "Best Pizza in Montana" by Food Network Magazine and to come out on top in the Western Division at the International Pizza Competition in both 2012 and 2014.
From the very beginning, we have been obsessed with creating the perfect pizza. We've spent hundreds of hours playing with various combinations, trying new sauce recipes and searching for the perfect mixture of cheeses. In 2016, we decided the best way to continue our quest for the perfect pizza was to taste as many pizzas as we could. So we sold everything we owned, the restaurants, our home, our cars... everything! We bought a motor home and traveled the world for two years in search of the most incredible pizzas out there! We tasted pizza in San Antonio, New York, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Dubai, and ultimately, in Italy. Which is where both pizza and our family story began. As it turns out, our favorite pizza happened to be in Naples!
Part of our two years of travel was dedicated to finding the perfect pizza and the other part was about finding the perfect place for our family to live. Walla Walla was the first place we visited after leaving Montana and it stuck with us throughout our travels. We decided it would be the ideal place to start fresh, both for our family and for our new restaurant! So here we are, excited and ready to share all we have learned with the community of Walla Walla!
Flour + Water is a simple name because we believe pizza should be simple. We believe in using fresh, local ingredients. We believe in the wholesome goodness of sharing a pizza or a bottle of wine with friends and family. For us, food is about having an experience, not just a meal. Flour + Water is our family's way of sharing our travel and experiences with you in the best way we know... through food and wine!
So sit back and get ready to have some incredibly delicious pizza--the culmination of years of hard work, research and travel in search of the truest expression of simple ingredients like flour and water! Thank you for joining us! We hope you love pizza as much as we do!
Engjell, Kaleigh, Fiona, Hugo and Remy
1619 E Isaacs Ave,
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Coming soon! Not Open yet :)
(509) 730-1800 (text available)