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March 3, 2020

The pizza makers

Florence might not be Naples, but the city’s pizza scene has seen some interesting changes in recent years. The Florentine spoke with three award-winning (and down-to-earth) pizzaioli—Marco Manzi, Romualdo Rizzuti and Giovanni Santarpia—about quality pizza, their preferred techniques and favourite toppings.     Marco Manzi      POB: 27/09/1990, Naples In addition to Giotto Pizzeria […]
March 6, 2019

Michele Leo of Santarpia shares tips for the perfect pizza

Chef Michele Leo, of Santarpia, shares his tricks of the trade to make the perfect pizza at home, as the pizzeria opens for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.     The secret to Neapolitan pizza is flour. The secret to Neapolitan pizza is yeast. The secret to Neapolitan pizza is salt. The secret to Neapolitan […]
February 1, 2019


  For just 10 euro   The newest food spot to hit the streets of Florence is the innovative Pizzaland. This all-you-can-eat pizza place is a dream for an outing with the kids, an evening with friends or a cheap date night. For just 10 euro, you can chow down on unlimited pizza as you […]
October 3, 2017

Pizza picks in Florence

Fifteen years ago, it was a struggle to sink your teeth into a decent margherita in Florence. Those times have changed. Top food publisher Gambero Rosso’s latest Guida alle pizzerie d’Italia alludes to a phenomenal pizza presence in Tuscany. Second only to the birthplace of the popular pie, Campania, the region now vaunts three pizzerias […]
April 10, 2016

How to pair wine with pizza

If you make a mistake when learning to speak Italian, I’ve found the locals are generally very encouraging in their correction. Only once have I find it awkward, the time I stopped in front of a salumeria in Orvieto and asked my older male friend, my boss’s husband what palle di nonno were. But if […]
November 5, 2015

Organic pizza in Florence

  ph. Marco Badiani With numerous openings over the past few months, it’s now official: via dei Ginori has gotten its groove back. The latest of the new neighborhood spots is Simbiosi, an organic pizzeria spurning tradition and staying open all day, from 11am to 11pm. We’ve probably all craved a midday margherita, no matter […]
April 2, 2015

Pizza for the pope

When the staff of Don Ernesto’s pizzeria in Naples heard Pope Francis reveal in a recent interview that what he misses most from his pre-papal life is being able to pop out for a pizza, they resolved to bake a pizza for the pope during his upcoming
September 9, 2010

Pizza, Egyptian style

The pizza-making tradition still has a strong hold in Naples but it seems to be slipping in Italy's biggest cities. According to a recent survey conducted by the Milan chamber of commerce, there are 119 Egyptian-run and owned pizzerias in Milan, compared to 31 run by natives
May 7, 2009

No pizza, no party

The northern Italian region of Lombardy has passed a package of strict, new rules for fast-food restaurants. All fast-food eateries, including piadinerie, pizzerias, ice cream parlours and kebab shops, must now close by 1am, use plastic or otherwise disposable cutlery and cups, and ensure that the food is
April 17, 2008

Pizza For Peace

What better way to foster intercultural and religious cooperation in Jerusalem than with a mouth-watering, authentic Italian pizza. Thanks to an ambitious initiative launched by Florence's Unicoop, approximately 300 Muslim, Christian and Jewish children living in the Beat Hanina neighborhood in Jerusalem will be able to savour one