Food celebrity Tony Gemignani celebrates Belmont pizzeria opening | Local News

Renowned pizza restaurateur Tony Gemignani and the Belmont City Council celebrated the opening of his newest restaurant, Slice Property by Tony Gemignani, at Belmont Village in entrance of followers and patrons Thursday.

“It’s great to see a little city be so fast paced,” Gemignani said.

Positioned at 1000 El Camino Serious, the relaxed dining place presents New York, Sicilian, Grandma, Detroit and California-style pizzas and opened in December.

Gemignani is a planet-renowned foods entrepreneur with awards from about the entire world for his pizza-earning and throwing abilities. Originally from Fremont, he begun doing the job at his brother’s pizzeria in the 1990s and has considering the fact that become a successful restaurant and organization owner. He received notoriety as a globe pizza-throwing winner and 2007 Planet Winner Pizza Maker at the Planet Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy, the place he was the to start with American and non-Neapolitan victor, amongst other titles. He has penned cookbooks and children’s publications about his exploits and received into the Guinness Ebook of Globe Data for creating the greatest pizza.

Next his rise to notoriety and appearances on numerous tv food stuff networks, he opened Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco’s North Beach front community in 2009. He now has near to two dozen eating places all around the region, with numerous in Northern California, together with places in Sacramento, at San Francisco’s Oracle Park and Walnut Creek. The results of his prior places to eat led to people from the Peninsula clamoring for a area closer than San Francisco and the East Bay.

“Now people really do not have to drive that excess 45 minutes to an hour to get to North Seashore,” Gemignani said.

The working day-to-day operators are from Burlingame and persuaded Gemignani the Belmont area would be a accomplishment even though scouting for new areas on the Peninsula. Gemignani stated the to start with few months have been occupied and easy even with tiny advertising and opening throughout a pandemic. Gemignani appreciated its proximity to preferred features like Starbucks, which will enable generate foot website traffic and important throughways like El Camino Genuine and Ralston Avenue. He also assumed the smaller-city feel and heaps of parking would allow for it to be a central downtown hub for folks browsing and hanging out in the spot.

“I imagine it was time for absolutely sure [to bring it here,]” Gemignani said.

Instead than just doing a person pizza design like Chicago, he presents 5 to 6 alternatives, like lesser-acknowledged options like Sicilian and Detroit, which are not as quickly obtainable in other spots. Clients tried out several various pizza variations throughout the pandemic, with additional folks getting distinctive varieties they saw on social media. The cafe, open Wednesday by means of Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., also presents non-pizza choices like calzones, strombolis, paninis, pasta, seasonal salads and desserts.

“If you have a strategy with various styles in it, you have selections, and men and women want options now. It is a minor put, but it does excellent volume, and men and women like the alternatives,” Gemignani stated.

Gemignani observed folks have been welcoming and welcoming due to the fact the restaurant’s opening, with lots of coming up to introduce themselves to him. The April 28 ceremony gave followers, learners, business and town representatives, and users of the public a prospect to arrive and satisfy Gemignani and rejoice his restaurant’s opening. Customers from the Belmont City Council attended the ceremony, including Mayor Julia Mates, Vice Mayor Tom McCune and Councilmember Charles Stone.

“We want to welcome you to Belmont and the local community,” Mates explained. “It’s seriously elevated our pizza game.”