The 10th Tuscan Pizza Championship Awards Winners in 13 Categories

The Tuscan Pizza Championship has come a long way since its first edition in a movie theater hall. Ten years later, the competition, organized by PizzaMaster, is going stronger than ever. Dozens of pizza makers competed in the event which took place May 6 at La Buoneria in Florence, Italy. La Buoneria is a large venue with five wood-fired ovens, one electric oven, and a super-equipped kitchen. It is the same venue where the Italian Pizza Star competition took place last year in November, organized by the same group. 

Director of the competition Angelo Petrone says the goal of the competition is to elevate the image of the pizza maker as well as promote Tuscan products, company sponsors and the host location.

Competitors worked in cooperation to compete in 13 different categories during the one-day event.

Petrone would like to thank the presence of representatives from GI Metal, Savitar Tartufi, Aringhieri Distribution , Gustarosso tomatoes, Molino Polselli, Pepsicola, Rinaldi Superforni, Valoriani ovens, Gift Warehouses, Magi for Sabelli dairy and Mirko Inox Metal who gave their support for the success of the event. Also a special thank you to the pizza judges, staff, guests, jouralists, Ivan and Irene from BUONERIA who hosted the event and all the Pizzamaster entourage for their collaboration and special thanks to all the pizza chefs involved.

Winners of the 10th Tuscan Pizza Championship 

POLSELLI AWARD:
Alessio Rossi (Ciccio) di Viterb

PIZZA CLASSICA 
1. Calogero Lo Presti
2. Francesco Caruso
3. Francesco Salustri

GOURMET
1. Salvatore La Porta
2. Mario Matarazzo
3. Mattia di Giovannantonio

ALTERNATIVE DOUGH
1. Salvatore La Porta
2. Nicola Fusaro
3. Giovanni Maiorano

PALA (PEEL)
1. Alessio Rossi
2. Biagio Fazzi
3. Mario Pirrotta

TEGLIA (PAN)
1. Sonia Mariani
2. Alessio rossi
3. Biagio fazzi

PANUOZZO ​
(A Sandwich from the Campania region)
1. Simeone gaetano
2. Vincenzo carpenters
3. Giuseppe frau

POLSELLI CLASSICA
1. Piscopo luigi
2. Lorenzo nanni
3. Mario matarazzo

SAVITAR TRUFFLE TROPHY:
Luigi Piscopo di Napoli

PIZZA IN PAIRS
1. Mario atarazzo + Filippo Brogin
2. Gaetano Simeone + Marco Simeone
3. Diego lo Bue + Calogero Faraone

Skills Category

LARGEST DOUGH STRETCH
1. Calogero lends it
2. Mauro di nunzio
3. Gustavo Cesiro

FASTEST PIZZA MAKER
1. Mario Caravaggio
2. Ciro Sasso 
3. Calogero Lo Presti

FREE-STYLE
1. Nicola Matarazzo
2. Mauro di Nunzio
3. Mario Caravaggio