Dine and Dish: The Pizza Guy


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Who doesn’t love pizza?

Meet the Bay Area’s own Tony Gemignani — Mr. Pizza. He’s the closest thing to a pizza rock star.

“When I do it, it’s like a Harlem Globetrotter throwing pizza across the shoulders through the legs over the back,” Gemignani said.

Tony G, as he’s known, is the 11-time world pizza champ.

“Yeah, I got three awards for making the best pizza in the world and 8 for pizza acrobatics. Yeah, whenever it comes to pizza, I’m probably in it.”

He got his start in the East Bay at just 17 years old. And you could say he’s been rolling in the dough ever since.

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is in the heart of the city’s North Beach. But he’s opening up new restaurants faster than he can flip pizzas.

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