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Pizza by Dave Pasternack

Pizza by Dave Pasternack

This summer, get it while it's hot. No, we're not (just) talking about a summer fling: we're talking pizza!

Starting June 1, we're welcoming some of the best chefs in New York to our pizza kitchens with the launch of Star Chef Pizza Collaboration Series by Rossopomodoro, the Napoli-based company behind our award-winning pizza at Eataly USA.

Held exclusively in New York —a city that knows its pizza — this special series spotlights a different esteemed chef from a top local restaurant every month. Each chef will craft an all-new pizza, available for you to taste at La Pizza & La Pasta at Eataly NYC Flatiron and Eataly NYC Downtown.

For the first edition, we tapped James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Pasternack of Esca, the acclaimed Italian seafood restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan. True to form, Chef Pasternack has created the perfect summer pie, a classic Neapolitan-style pizza topped with burrata, bottarga, lemon zest, and black Hawaiian salt. 

...we know. Get thee to your closest Eataly NYC by June 30.

And we'll let you in on a delicious sneak preview: upcoming guest chefs include Dale Talde of Talde, Bruce Bozzi of The Palm Restaurant Group, Josh Russ Tupper of Russ & Daughters, Einat Admony of Balaboosta, and Jonathan Wu of Fung.

How did we choose these particular stars? It's simple: Rossopomodoro's team looked for chefs who would embody our shared philosophy of serving simple, seasonal, straightforward, healthy, and flavorful fare — spiced with their own signature flair!

“Everybody does (pizza) differently," explained Simone Falco, chef and owner of Rossopomodoro and president and CEO of Rossopomodoro at Eataly USA. "We wanted to explore how others personally prepare and eat their favorite slices, and the Star Chef Pizza Collaboration Series does just that.”

“We’re excited for these talented chefs to unveil new creative recipes each month," agreed Nicola Farinetti, the CEO at Eataly USA, adding, "Can’t wait for diners to pick their favorites!”

After Chef Pasternack ends his term on June 30, we'll reveal the next pizza creation. Get ready — buon appetito!

Simone Falco and Dave Pasternack Simone Falco of Rossopomodoro and Dave Pasternack of Esca


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