John Arena: How To Make New York-Style Pizza Dough

You don't need New York water to make delicious New York-style pizza, says the co-owner of Metro Pizza.

John Arena, a master of all pizza styles and co-owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, paid a visit to PMQ’s Pizza Kitchen and shared the basics of making New York-style pizza dough using the direct-mix method and four ingredients: Flour, water, salt and yeast. “Typically, in New York, we also add olive oil,” he says. “The flavors are gonna come from fermentation, the length of fermentation and the development of amino acids over a two- to three-day period.”

He also notes that you don’t need New York water to make a good New York-style pizza! Watch the video to learn Arena’s secrets to making the best pizza dough: