Italy is the birthplace of pizza, and while many try to replicate the classic Neapolitan style, there's nothing quite like the real thing. Well, now one of the oldest pizza shops in Italy has touched down on U.S. soil for the first time, as L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele just opened in Los Angeles, California.
Considered by many, including the whole Foodbeast office, the best pizza in the world, da Michele has been the go-to pizzeria in Naples for almost 150 years.
With imported ingredients, a classic two pizza menu, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, Da Michele is now bringing a taste of Italy to Hollywood.
On this episode of The Katchup, we talk to Francesco Zimone, the man responsible for making the groundbreaking move happen. Zimone explains what it took to convince the pizzeria's family to give their blessing, why he chose Los Angeles to bear this historic pizza, and the obstacles he had to maneuver through before opening the hottest new restaurant in L.A.
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