Thursday, August 3, 2023

Totonno Pizza Coney Island Brooklyn - New York NewYork NYC

 



Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

Neptune Avenue, Coney Island

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK





MICHAEL STRETCHING The DOUGH

MAKING OUR PIZZA





BACK to TOTTONO'S

BESTSELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR

DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE

On TWO SEPERATE TRIPS

With FRIEND JIMMY & BROTHER-IN-LAW NOEL






POSITANO The AMALFI COAST

TRAVEL GUIDE - COOKBOOK

MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA

PIZZA RECIPE INSIDE

HOMEMADE PIZZA








TOTONNO'S PIZZA NAPOLTANO

CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLY

NEW YORK



TOTONNO'S


​Zagat once claimed of Totonno Pizzeria Napolitana (totonnos.com), “Only God makes better pizza.” And this legendary pizzeria has certainly received its share of cult-like worship since its beginnings in 1924, when Anthony “Totonno” Pero opened his own pizzeria in Brooklyn’s Coney Island (he had trained for years as a pizzaiolo at the legendary Lombardi’s in Manhattan and had a place across the street before moving to the current location). An Italian immigrant who was a baker in Italy, he developed his own pizza recipe, which is still followed today: “imported Italian tomatoes; a dry mozzarella that’s made especially for us, with very little salt; and olive oil,” says Louise Ceminieri, granddaughter of Anthony, who co-owns the shop with her brother and sister, Frank Ceminieri and Annette Balzano. “The recipe, combined with the coal-fired brick oven we use, creates its own unique taste.”

This recipe remains unchanged even despite wildly fluctuating prices (Louise recalls paying up to $127 for four cans of olive oil and $90 for a bag of flour), and she prides herself on not cutting corners—easier since the family owns the building and, according to Louise, “never spent five cents on advertising.” She also partially credits Americans’ insatiable desire for pizza. “Pizza is going to make money, no matter what kind you make, because people love it so much,” she says. It doesn’t hurt, however, that Totonno appears in dozens of cookbooks and guidebooks the world over—the pizzeria even won an America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation in 2009. 

In the ’90s, the pizzeria began expansion, opening two locations in Manhattan by licensing with partners, but the original location suffered a setback in 2009 when a fire destroyed part of the restaurant. However, the family persevered and reopened in February 2010, much to the relief of fans worldwide, and the pizzeria remains the longest-operating in one location in the United States. “We had to rebrick and reinsulate the oven, and I was really afraid that the pizza wouldn’t taste the same,” Louise remembers. “But we made some test pizzas before we opened, and I said, ‘Could it be possible that it tastes even better?’"







LOMBARDI'S PIZZERIA

53 SPRING STREET

MEW YORK NY







LOMBARDI'S 1905

SPRING STREET

GENARO LOMBARDI (L)

ANTHONY PERO (R)

Anthony Pero was the Pizzaiolo at Lomabradi's Pizzeria on Spring Street in New York.
He is said to be the 1st Ever Pizzaiolo (Pizza Maker) in Amaerica, beginning to make Pizza
at Lombardi's Italian Grocery Store in 1905.








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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Monday, April 17, 2023

New York CIty Pizza Tasting Tour

 



JOE'S PIZZA

NEW YORK CITY



  • Enjoy three Pizza tastings from some of Greenwich Village’s best-known pizza restaurants
  • Discuss the art of making pizza with one of New York’s top pizza chefs
  • Walk in the footsteps of some of America’s best-known writers, artists, and musicians along quaint tree-lined streets and architecture
  • Toast to Village legends at two of the West Village’s most famous and notorious bars
Full description
Explore the best pizza and beer in Greenwich Village, a historical and cultural mecca on the Westside, with the help of a licensed tour guide. You will enjoy learning interesting tidbits and increase your cultural knowledge, all while savoring three pizza samplings and two beer tastings.

About the Pizza:
No neighborhood does pizza quite like Greenwich Village, with everything from amazing coal-fired thin crust pies, to traditional New York slices dripping with mozzarella cheese and oil, to newer pizzaiolos (pizza makers), many recent immigrants from Italy, who are showcasing how pizza is cooked in their home regions in the Old Country. Three amazing spots have been scouted to try three different styles of pizza. You will examine what makes each so unique, from inspiration to ingredients, to ovens.
About the Beer:
Drinking in Greenwich Village has always been as big a part of the culture as music, painting, and writing. Not even a little thing like Prohibition stopped the party, the Village was home to some of New York’s most famous speakeasies, and you will enjoy a beer at one of its better-known former speakeasies. Learn how they snuck in the booze and kept their customers from getting arrested while enjoying drinks in the bars that helped transform Greenwich Village into The Village, as much a state of mind as a physical neighborhood.
You will be walking the same streets as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, and other Village legends, chatting about what drew them all to this amazing corner of New York. You will schmooze, take photos and sightsee as well as eat and drink, learning the amazing stories of the Village and all of the establishments you visit.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Neapolitan PIZZA Delivery

 



PIZZA DELIVERY

NAPOLI


 Pizzaiolo  ambulante motorizzato 

della Pizzeria Salvo di S.Giorgio a Cremano





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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

My Favorite PIZZA Naples Area

 




The BEST NEAPOLITAN PIZZA I EVER HAD ?

Da MARINO

NAPOLI







Old Post Card

da MARINO




Da MARINO RISTORANTE / PIZZERIA


Da Marino makes the Best Pizza I've ever had in Naples, Italy, bar none. "Trust Me" I Love it. 

One day I was walking aroudn Napoli. It was lunch time and I knew I wanted a nice plate of Spaghetti Vongole (Clam Sauce). I had to find a nice trattoria. I just past the Hotel Excelsior and made a right onto the Via Sant Lucia. I walke just a couple hundred feet and came across a place that looked good. It was Da Marino - Ristorante / Pizzeria. I popped my head inside to see how it looked. W nice girl greeted me, and when I saw a table of about 12 locals at one table, I figured, this must be the place. I asked the girl if I could have a table. "Prego," she said, motioning with her hand for me to take a table. I saw a nice table against the wall, and sat down. The girl brought me a menu.

I looked it over. The waiter came over and I asked him for a small carafe of Falanghine (local white wine). I continued looking over the menu, and made my decision. When the waiter came back with my wine, and said "Prego," I told him I'd have the Insalta Frutta di Mare to start (antipasto), followed by a plate of Spaghetti Vongole. Again, he said "Prego." My order was in. I took a sipp of the Flanghina. "Tasty."

It was a Sunday afternoon and the family at the table across from me seemed to be having a fine time. And a serious feast. "A good sign."

The place had a nice relaxed atomophere, with framed Soccer Jerseys of local players from Napoli, including the greatest Soccer Player in Neapolitan Futbol History, none other than the great Diego Maradona.

My Seafood Salad came, and it looked absolutley fabulous. I could tell just by looking at it, that it was going to be great. "It was." Not only was it great, it was absolutley perfect. A great start. I sipped ny wine, and enjoyed the tasty Antipasto. It was marvelous.

I few minutes after I finished my Insalta Frutta di Mare, the waiter brought me my plate of Spaghetti. "Prego." Wow, it looked great. And it was. Quite possibly the Best plate of Spaghetti Vongole I've evr had.





SPAGHETTI VONGOLE

At Da MARINO

NAPOLI


I was going out-of-my-mind with happiness at such a tasty plate of pasta. Absolutely perfect.
After I finished my spaghetti, I mad my way to the bathroom. On the way, the Pizzaiolo was making Pizzas at the Pizza Oven. They looked good.

I came out of the bathroom and started chatting with the Pizzaiolo (Pizza Man). He put Pizzas in the oven, and took a few out. Damn they looked good. 

I walked back to my table, took a sip of wine, and contemplated whether to get a Pizza or not. What the heck I tought. The Pizza looked great. My Antipasto and plate of Spaghetti were absolutely perfect. "I had to have one (pizza)." They Pizza was only 6 Euros each. I'd eat half, and I'd be fine, but I had to taste one, after seeing what great food this place put out.

The waiter came by, and I asked him if I could have a Salame Pizza. "Prego."

A few minutes later my Pizza came. "Oh My God," iI said, "I'll never be able to finish that. I thought so, anyway. The Pizza was bigger than I thought it would be. No big deal. I'd eat what I could, and leave the rest, but I had to taste it. I'm glad I did. That Pizza was the Best Pizza I've ever had in the city of Naples, Italy, most likely the best pizza I've ever had anywhere. Maybe? It may sound insane to some, but I swear it's true, and many woudl agree with me, that New York makes some of the Best Pizza in the World. Maybe the Best. "Yes even better than Napoli," as insane and sacreligious that might sound to some. But if you're seriously into Pizza and love New York Pizza, you know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, Da Marino, In My Book, makes the Best Pizza in all of Naples. And I've had Pizza at all the Famous Pizzerias in Napoli, including : Da Michele, Gino Sorbillo, D Mateo, and all the so-called Best Pizzerias in Naples, the Pizza at Da Marino is Better. "Trust Me." !

"Basta" !!!








PIZZERIA TUTINO

NAPOLI


One of the best pizzas in Naples, made the old way. I love the one with yellow piennolo tomatoes, provolone and pepper, but also the complete fried one with cicoli, here prepared in the unusual round shape. And what about the fries … Omelettes are literally a drug. You can decide to eat something on the fly outside, leaning on the tables made available, or go upstairs to sit comfortably at a table in the room, whose walls are decorated with frescoes that recall the old traditions of Naples and its ancient trades. The value for money is excellent. I highly recommend it.










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Gerado Makes Pizza

L'ARCHETTO PIZZERIA / TRATTORIA

SALERNO, ITALY


 
My pal Gerardo at L'Archetto makes the Best Pizza in all of SALERNO, and Better Pizza than most famous Pizzerias in NAPOLI. I like his Pizza far better than the Pizza I had at Di MATTEO in Naples which I felt was quite soggy in the center as much in the Pizza in Naples is. The pizza in Salerno is made thicher and crunchier, and to me, it’s better. I absolutely love thee way Gerardo makes his Pizza at L’Archetto. It’s delish.


.... Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke ...





L'ARCHETTO

Ristorante / Pizzeria

SALERNO, ITALY













PIZZA PASTA & VESPAS

NAPOLI

ITALY








Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Focaccia Barese Bari Italy

 









BEST FOCACCIA in BARI

ITALY

alla BARESE





Focaccia


BARESE





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NEW YORK PIZZA