By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon
On July 28 and 29, 2018, the inaugural California Pizza Festival will take place at Los Angeles Center Studios. The outdoor event that includes unlimited pizza sampling will showcase different doughs, sauces and toppings from 30 pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia. The mouth-watering event also features world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy, where pizza began. For two days only, Angelenos will have the chance to try some of the world’s most famous pizza, right in the heart of Los Angeles.
Lovers of the pizza pie will have an abundance of styles to choose from, including Neapolitan, Sicilian and New York, as well as several gluten-free and vegan options. Entertainment during the event will include live pizza-making demos from the United States Pizza Team; a cookbook signing, demo and meet-and-greet with Chef Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco; acrobat shows from World Champion Pizza Acrobat Danilo Pagano; live music; giveaways from event sponsors; and much more. Beverages sold throughout the venue will include beers from L.A.’s Golden Road Brewery along with wines from The Winebow Group.
Notable culinary talent and eateries participating include:
786 Degrees – Sun Valley, CA
Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba – Naples, Italy
Da Michele – Naples, Italy
Da Pasquale – Beverly Hills, CA
Dominic’s Italian Restaurant – Oceanside
Dough and Joe – Los Angeles, CA
Fahrenheit LA – Los Angeles, CA
Fiamme Pizza – Tucson, AZ
Local Pizzaiolo – Atlanta, GA
Humble Crust pizza truck – Los Angeles, CA
La Parolaccia Osteria – Long Beach, CA
Le 5 Stagioni – Curtarolo, Italy
MOD Pizza – Los Angeles, CA
Naked City Pizza – Las Vegas, NV
Prova Pizzeria – Los Angeles, CA
Ray’s and Stark Bar – Los Angeles, CA
Settebello – Los Angeles, CA
State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria – Los Altos, CA
Tickets are on sale now. Single-day festival tickets can be purchased online at California Pizza Festival. General admission tickets are $45/person in advance and $60/person on the day of the event, with children’s tickets available for $20/child between the ages of 4 to 10. VIP tickets are $89/person and include exclusive access to the indoor-outdoor VIP space, a private bar and three beverage vouchers. Jetsetjen has obtained a special discount code for General Admission tickets. Enter promo code: JETSETJEN to receive the discount.
Check out this promo video of the event: