Following the recent decision of UNESCO to inscribe the art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo in its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume of Rome have organized a week of events to celebrate Neapolitan Pizza in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Pizza-making demonstrations, a photo exhibition, panel discussions, and endless pizza tastings at some of the best Neapolitan pizzerias will be featured throughout the week. From Italy, representatives of the Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Association (AVPN) will bring their appreciation and support to all those who strive to strengthen the value of authenticity of one of the most emblematic products of the Made in Italy.
The initiative is brought together with the collaboration of the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco and the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) of Naples, Italy, and with the support of Italy’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MIBACT).
Tuesday, April 10 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Il Casaro, San Francisco | KICK-OFF Celebration—Traditional Neapolitan Pizza with World Champion pizzaiolo Antonio Langone, mozzarella-making demonstration plus prosciutto San Daniele, wines from Campania & Italian beer! | Pizza, Italian beer & wine $15.00| RSVP Required
Wednesday, April 11 | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Fort Mason Firehouse, San Francisco | Pop-up Neapolitan Pizza-making experience and demo with A-16 Pizza & Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN). Guests make their own pizza, plus beverages | Co-presented with Museo Italo Americano | $5.00 cash only | No Reservation Required
Thursday, April 12 | 6:30pm | Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco | Opening of the photo exhibition “The Making of Facce da Pizza” and a light-hearted look at pizza in the movies. Followed by a discussion on the Art of Neapolitan Pizza-making led by AVPN. Panelists include local pizzaiuoli and restaurateurs. Pizza tasting courtesy of Mozzeria. | Free Admission | RSVP Required
Friday, April 13 | 6:00pm | Off-the-Grid, Fort Mason, San Francisco | A short speech by an Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana representative will be followed by a pizza tossing demonstration by A-16 Pizza. | Free Admission | No Reservation Required
Friday, April 13 | 9:00pm | Sonamo’ at Bar Fluxus, SF | A performance of Italian funk music by Sonamò, one of the hottest bands in the SF Bay Area led by Neapolitan pianist Giuseppe Pinto, will offer an ideal complement to the joy of living that is behind the art of pizza in Naples. A tasting of pizza will be offered courtesy of Pachino Pizzeria. | $10 or $6 with discount code PIZZA here
Saturday, April 14 | 5:00pm | Terun Restaurant & Pizzeria, Palo Alto | Representatives of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana will share the value of tradition and authenticity, and the philosophy driving their association.
Sunday, April 15 | 5:00pm-9:15pm | Lucia’s Pizzeria, Berkeley | “Live, Love, Eat Pizza” is the motto of Lucia’s Pizzeria. To celebrate the Week, owner Alessandro Uccelli is offering · a 20% discount on Pizza Napoletana, Margherita with mozzarella di bufala & Pizza Marinara.