Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Time to get the rest of The Great Neapolitan Pizza Quest online! I’ve been trying to get back into a nice routine of working as we got home from our road trip and life gotten a little bit busy. It’s quite evident that my posts have suffered!!

So without further ado, I bring to you the next stop on The Great Neapolitan Pizza Quest.

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Tony's Pizza Napoletana
Our next stop in San Francisco brought us to Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. Erik has been a faithful follower of owner Tony Gemignani online, so it was certainly one of the stops we were looking forward to the most!

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Tony has been in the pizza industry since 1991 winning numerous awards:
  • Best Pizza Margherita at the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy (First American and non Neapolitan to win this award)

  • Best Pizza Romana at the World Championship of Pizza Makers in 2011

  • 9 Time World Pizza Champion

  • 8 Time World Champion Pizza Acrobat 1995,1996,1997,2000,2001,2005,2006,2007

  • 1 Time World Champion Pizza Maker 2007

  • President of the World Pizza Champions Inc.

  • 2 Time Food Network Gold medalist

  • 2 Time Guinness Book World Record Holder

What is a pizza acrobat, you ask?? Check out this video of Tony on The Rachel Ray show for a preview. It’s pretty awesome!

Tony’s pizzeria is a full service restaurant and is unique in that it offers several styles of pizzas other than Neapolitan including Classic American, Italian, Sicilian, Pizza Romana, Gluten Free and New York, Detroit and St. Louis Style with seven different pizza ovens. They import authentic Neapolitan and Italian products each week and support several locally grown organic farmers and artisan cheese makers.

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And his pizza definitely lived up to its hype. We were certainly not one bit disappointed!  Per usual, we ordered the Margherita and Marinara pizzas.

Marinara: dough made with caputo flour, san marzano tomatoes D.O.P., sea salt, oregano, garlic
Marherita: world pizza cup winner naples, italy -- dough mixed by hand using san felice flour then proofed in napoletana wood boxes, san marzano tomatoes D.O.P., sea salt, mozzarella fior di latte

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Our pizzas cooked in approximately 80 seconds and were quickly devoured in what seemed like just about the same amount of time, ha!   

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We got a chance to talk with Tony after our meal and just as on all his online videos, he’s always so eager to help others learn more about and cultivate their own pizza skills!
If you’re in the San Francisco area, you MUST stop at Tony’s Pizza! His wide variety menu of awesome pizza will certainly cater to making any taste bud happy!
Tony's Pizza Napoletana on Urbanspoon

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