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Kenny Checks Out Pizzeria Testa In Frisco

testa1by Ken Kucwaj

I finally stumbled into Pizzeria Testa in Frisco on a recent Sunday night to see what all the fuss is about. Being a skeptical New Yorker (and pizza expert, due to the thousands of slices consumed as a child) I was anxious to see what Michele D’ Amelio has created out of the two 7,000 pound Stefano Ferrara pizza ovens imported from Italy.

It’s Sunday Night in Frisco (ghost town) and this place is packed. We actually had to wait for a table. Once seated our server Allison was on the money. A true foodie and her passion for the product came through immediately.    Continue reading

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Michele D’Amelio Officially Makes The Best Italian-Style Pizza In the World

testaby Steven Doyle

Ever wonder who makes the best pizza in Dallas? It can be a tough call with so many choices, especially on the Neapolitan front. There are those that will constantly tell you they are the best, then there are those that are actually crowned the best. Internationally it would appear that there is a certain North Texas pizzeria that takes the title. Having dined at Pizzeria Testa in Frisco I can attest the pizza is truly wonderful, and their pizzaiolo has taken the title as the very best inernationally.  Continue reading

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Pizzeria Testa Master Pizzaiolo To Stay In US

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When opening Pizzeria Testa in Frisco owner Rod Schaefer brought in a big gun and Master Pizzaiolo from Italy, Michele D’ Amelio. After four months on the job training the staff at Testa he fell in love with North Texas and the restaurant and decided he would love to stay in the US.      Continue reading

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Pizzeria Testa Is Screaming Good Pizza

DSC04068by Steven Doyle

The Neapolitan pizza craze continues to burn through the DFW area. The pizza is different, to be sure, but we have embraced this style which began with the first VPN certified pizzeria in Texas, Cavalli, which began its pie making in Irving.

Today DFW has a smattering of pretty fantastic Neapolitan pizzerias including the freshly opened Pizzeria Testa Napoletana Restaurant in Frisco which is owned by Rod Schaefer. Schaefer’s mother comes from a long line of Italian pizza makers. In fact the Testa family was once considered the royal pizza makers for the King of Naples. Continue reading

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BBQ Baron Aaron Franklin Makes A Pie At Cane Rosso

by Bryan Coonrod

The celebrity chef series at Cane Rosso hit a grand slam last night as Aaron Franklin from the much vaunted Franklin BBQ in Austin made his appearance after a weekend at the Meat Fight event. I had put this event on my calendar as soon as the chefs lineup was announced months ago, apparently so did many others as a line began forming at 5pm an hour before opening, by 6pm the line had reached down to local watering hole Adair’s.     Continue reading

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Grab A Grimaldi’s Pizza: Contest!

by Steven Doyle

Patsy Grimaldi is a purest when it comes to pizza. Grimaldi learned the trade from his Uncle Lancieri, who trained with the man credited with opening the first pizzeria in America in 1905. Lancieri opened his own pizzeria in East Harlem in 1931, where Grimaldi started learning the art of coal brick oven pizza at the tender age of 10.

In time, Grimaldi was ready to open the first of his two pizzerias in New York. Soon the smoky taste of his coal fired brick oven pizza became a “must have” for numerous pizza lovers and celebrities alike including Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor Giuliani.    Continue reading

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