True Italian, the organizers of 72-hour True Italian Food and Berlinitalienisches Tomatenfest, have now teamed up with Amaro Lucano and Lavazza to bring the first ever Pizza Week to Berlin. Taking place from April 6—12, the event celebrates the much-loved staple of Italian cuisine, and aims to bring its variety and vibrant flavor to the residents of the German capital.
For only 10 euros, select pizzerias in Berlin will offer patrons a choice between two authentic Italian pizzas along with a beer or soft drink. In many places, the offer extends to a glass of Amaro liquor, and customers will be able to enjoy a Lavazza espresso for just one euro more.
True Italian have even released a map, replacing metro stations with pizzerias in order to help hungry foodies plan their quest around the city. Not only will people be able to indulge in their pizza of choice, but in many cases, they’ll even be treated to stories about how this Italian favorite came to win the hearts of Berliners.
For example, in the ’70s, when Buffalo Mozzarella was still considered a rare luxury, Franco Francucci of Francucci’s chose to top his pizza with the readily-available Edam cheese and charged one Deutsche Mark per slice. He later experimented with different flour mixes to create the perfect crust. Patrons will be able to enjoy tried and true traditional recipes in Malafemmena, Prometeo, Standard and Monella, go for a slice in Zia Maria or try Jamme Ja’s Neapolitan fried pizza. Rawtastic is also making a special appearance for our vegan pizza-lovers.
Whilst there may be a larger variety of toppings on offer today compared to when pizza was first made, the philosophy behind its success remains unchanged. “Three is the magic number,” said Franco Jr. of Francucci.
For those who just can’t get enough of Italian food, September 28—October 1, 2017 is another date to mark on the calendar. True Italian will return with its second instalment of 72-hour Italian Food, where Italian restaurants, pizzerias and wine bars will allow Berliners to experience the true taste of Italy.