Italian and Local Pizza Share the Stage at California Pizza Fest 2018 - Along with Drinks and Entertainment. Enter Promo Code "FOODIAMO10" for 10% Off General Admission Tickets!

Pizza—easy to make, difficult to master. Limitless possibility on toppings. Pizza is the entire food pyramid. It’s bread. It’s vegetables. It’s dairy. The only bad thing about pizza is that you run out of it eventually. So you go and get more. But where?

The California Pizza Festival removes that problem. It’s an unlimited pizza-sampling festival at Los Angeles Center Studios in Downtown LA on July 28th, complete with local beers and live entertainment, that headlines Italy’s most famous, world-renowned Neapolitan pizzaiolos: Gennaro Luciano of Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, the oldest pizzeria in Naples (est. 1738), and Da Michele, founded in 1870 and famously featured in the film Eat, Pray, Love (watch the clip below).

There’s also lots of talent based in the United States, featuring 30 pizzerias ranging from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, including Vito Iacopelli of Prova Pizzeria, Fernando Darin of Ray’s & Stark Bar, Ali Haider of 786 Degrees, and 12-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.

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Community of Fun and Flavor

California Pizza Festival was founded by the creators of Boston Pizza Festival, Directors Raffaele Scalzi and Giancarlo Natale. With strong Italian roots and deep heritages, Scalzi and Natale look to bring to the U.S. something reminiscent of their homeland, with live music and delicious pizza.

“My partner [Giancarlo] and I are thrilled to bring a slice of Italy to Los Angeles through California Pizza Festival. With renowned pizza chefs from all over the world, spanning from Southern California to Georgia to Italy, the event unites a huge community of pizza lovers. Pizza makes people happy and we’re using that to bring people together with live music, pizza acrobatics, and fun for everyone,” explains Festival Director Raffaele Scalzi.

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Pizza is a symbol of Italy. United in flavor, ingredients, and flung through the air with love, it’s a staple food and most likely the first thing that pops into mind when you think “Italy.” Classic styles from all over will be available at this festival, such as Neapolitan, Sicilian, and deep dish greasy-thin crust New York! Less traditional pizza lovers won’t be left out of the fun either—with several scrumptious gluten free and vegan options available! Beverages sold throughout the venue include beers from L.A.’s Golden Road Brewery, along with wines from The Winebow Group.

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Entertainment during the event includes 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.

Among others, you will find the following pizzerias:

  • Pizza Prova
  • The Urban Oven
  • Ray’s and Stark
  • 786 Degrees
  • Settebello
  • Fahrenheit LA
  • The Local Pizzaiolo
  • La Parolaccia
  • Angelina’s Pizzeria
  • Urban Pie
  • Baldoria

Some of the best pizza in the world made by some of the best pizza people in the world will be gracing your tongue, so get your tickets today!

Join the Pizza Party!

On sale now, single-day festival tickets can be purchased online at (Enter Promo Code “FOODIAMO10” for 10% Off General Admission). 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 ages 4-10. General admission tickets do not include beverages or any other food items sold at the event. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased on site. VIP tickets are $89/person and include exclusive access to the indoor-outdoor VIP space, a private bar, and three beverage vouchers.

Support for California Pizza Festival comes thanks to Caulipower, Anheuser-Busch, The Winebow Group, Le 5 Stagioni, Marra Forni, Ferrarelle, Entercom Communications, Angelo & Franco Mozzarella, and Monti Trentini.

California Pizza Festival 2018

What: California Pizza Festival 2018
July 28th, 12-8pm
Where: Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 S.Bixel Street, Los Angeles