Wood-Fired Neapolitan & Fried Pizza

This course will be taught by Don Antonio Starita, co-founder of Starita Pizza Academy. Mr. Starita is a Maestro Pizzaiolo and third-generation owner of one of Naples’ oldest and most revered pizzerias, Pizzeria Starita a Materdei. With his familial background of over 100 years of experience, he has gone on to create menus comprising upwards of 62 variations of pizza - without ever abandoning the authenticity that made him one of the most famous pizza masters in the world. Among the many awards he has received, the privilege received in 2000 to create a pizza for Pope John Paul II and the Pioneer Award in Las Vegas during the "Pizza Expo" stand out most. He will demonstrate the tradition of Wood-Fired Neapolitan pizza and of Fried Pizza, a classic Neapolitan street food.

Antonio Starita

Amy Riolo

Tory Profaci

Included Presentations:

  • Authentic Italian Cheeses by Grande Cheese representative, Tory Profaci. He has over 25 years of experience in the Pizzeria/Italian Restaurant trade. He owned and operated a successful Italian Deli operation, Ninfa’s Carretino Gourmet. In 2002, he joined Grande Cheese Company to manage the New York/New Jersey marketplace and has worked with some of the finest and most successful Pizzerias and Italian restaurants in the country.
  • This course will also include a presentation on "The Nutritional Value of Authentic Pizza and its Role in the Mediterranean Diet” by Amy Riolo. As an award-winning, best-selling, author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert, and educator, Amy Riolo is known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine. A graduate of Cornell University, Amy is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on culinary culture. She is a culinary thought leader who enjoys changing the way we think about food and the people who create it.
  • Date: July 10-12, 2018        Cost: $2200

upcoming courses

In our other upcoming 1 & 3-day courses, you’ll learn the theoretical as well as the practical methods of making the perfect dough, the secrets of the sauce, stretching techniques for forming the perfect crust and all about ingredients. You will learn the secrets of baking the perfect pizza from highly skilled master pizza instructors.

Pizza styles include:
• Neo-Neapolitan      • Sicilian       • Roman      • American 


Pizza University
American Style Pizza
Date: TBD


International School of Pizza
American & Sicilian Style Pizza
September 2018


Starita Pizza Academy
Wood-Fired Neapolitan & Fried Pizza
July 10-12

You’ll Receive...

Pizza University Certificate

Certificate + Chef Swag

A Pizza University certificate and cool chef swag

Pizza Universtiy Networking


Attend our meet-n-greet social with local craft beer pairings

Pizza University Take Home Goodies

Take Em Home!

You'll receive a Pizza University apron and chef jacket. As well as take-home containers for leftovers and containers for extra dough.

Pizza University Support


Post pizza-class support via email to our Culinary Director

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