Anthony Mangieri, the legendary pizzaiolo behind Una PIzza Napoletana, discusses his obsession with his craft.
Talk to enough pizzaiolos and you'll realize that many of them are obsessed with their craft and generally soulful beings. Anthony Mangieri, the legendary force behind Una Pizza Napoletana for close to 30 years, is no exception: On a recent spring morning in New York City, Andrew walked into the restaurant, had an espresso with Anthony, and proceeded to discuss with him everything from pizza as a way of life, to creativity to off-hour pastimes (music, mountain biking, etc.) to a love-hate relationship with social media. It's a fascinating, open conversation that we know you'll enjoy.
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