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Pizza Talk: Tony Gemignani, Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Pizza Talk

Tony Gemignani is a rock star in the pizza universe and has done so much to help elevate the quality of pizza throughout the world. I call him “The Mozart of Pizza” because he is so proficient — a master, actually — in every style. In this two part interview, he shares with us his story, drive, vision, and competitive spirit. It’s been ten years since we filmed with him, shortly after he opened Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, and a lot has happened since then, as you will hear and see in these two sessions. I found it especially interesting to see how much Tony has moved ever deeper into the mentorship and coaching role he now embraces after having accomplished so many of his own personal goals. He is definitely a charter member in our Pizza Yodi Council. Enjoy this lively conversation, in which we just scratch the surface of Tony’s never-ending quest in pursuit of greatness. I can’t wait to continue the conversation with him in the future….

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