Pizza Quest Globe

Pizza Quest, with guest Dave Ravanesi, the latest Philly rising star

Hi All and Welcome Back,

My brother, Harry, was with me the day we discovered Pizzeria Beddia about eight years ago and then, together, we watched as Joe Beddia rocketed to superstardom in the pizza world (not because of us, but our timing was pretty good, as we were just ahead of the masses, reinforcing our belief in our own early detection radar skills about these kind of things). So, when Harry called me a few weeks ago, excited to have found “the next Pizzeria Beddia,” I took him very seriously. He then introduced me to Dave Ravanesi, the founder and solo pizzaiolo of Ravanesi’s Pizza Napoletana, in Glen Mill, PA (just outside of Philadelphia, on Baltimore Pike for those who know the area). Ravanesi’s is currently one of the worst kept secrets in Philly, in that word of mouth is rapidly spreading the buzz without the help of any social media. By the time you read this, it will probably be even harder to get a pizza there, but the key is to call a day ahead and order your “dough(s)” before you show up.  Without that, fahgetaboudit (though Dave sometimes has extra doughs available for newbies who didn’t know any better).  Here’s the number: (484) 840-8912.  Tell whoever answers that you heard about them here on Pizza Quest (that and about $25 bucks should get you a dough ball, soon transformed into a pizza). Before you go, be sure to listen to this fun conversation, in which Dave and I digress all over the map, from pizza, to jujitsu, to country rock (yes, he’s also a published song writer), to the passion, dedication, and drive it takes to become a true craftsman. Hey, act quickly; the secret is out….

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Vision Statement

Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.

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