Tony's Pizza Napoletana
Prize winning pies
No need to fly all the way to Naples, Italy to try the pizza that earned first place at the World Pizza Cup in 2007. Just head over to North Beach and Tony's Pizza Napoletana, where chef/owner Tony Gemignani, the first American (and non-Neapolitan) to win the title, serves his prize-winning Margherita Pizza. He only makes 73 a day. Luckily there are seven ovens in the restaurant in which Tony makes myriad styles including Sicilian, Roma, New York, St. Louis and even a Detroit-style--a square pizza made with Wisconsin Brick mozzarella cheese. To find Tony’s just follow the the scent of warm pizza dough or look for the line that snakes out the front door of the no-reservations corner eatery. If you're lucky, Tony will be inside tossing dough in the air like the champion pizza acrobat that he is. Check out his many trophies including one for baking at the International Pizza Championships in Lecce, Italy, and his 12 World Pizza Championship titles.
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Dine on Classic Pizza in North Beach
In the heart of North Beach—San Francisco’s Little Italy— is Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, where chef Tony Gemignani slings his award-winning pies. In fact, the 11-time World Pizza Champion was the first American and non-Neapolitan to wine the prize for Best Pizza Romana at the World Champiosnhip of Pizza Makers in 2011. The menu at Tony’s includes many styles of pizza, from Neapolitan to Sicilian to New York, all of which are baked in seven different ovens. Not in the mood for the famous pizza Romana? Try one of the many pastas, salads, and desserts on the menu. Tony’s is open Mondays from noon to 10 pm and Wednesdays through Sundays from noon until 11 pm. Courtesy of Tony's Pizza Napoletana.
By Liv Combe, AFAR Contributor
The Best Pizza
If you want the best pizza ever, look no further than Tony's in San Francisco! There are so many different varieties of pizza with the most unique ingredients that go together so nicely. It is the best pizza I have ever had.