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Italy in Germany: True Italian Pizza Week

True Italian Pizza Week Berlin celebrates the best pizzas in Berlin

May 08th, 2018
Berlin Global, News from Berlin

20 pizzerias, one week, a fixed price: True Italian Pizza Week Berlin wants to celebrate the best and authentic pizzas in Berlin.

Margherita, marinara, napoletana, capricciosa, quattro stagioni, ham and mushrooms, vegetarian: no matter what’s on the top, pizza is the proper symbol of the Italian cuisine. True Italian Pizza Week Berlin aims to honour one of the symbols of the Italian gastronomic culture with a special initiative involving the best pizzerias in the German capital.

True Italian is a network that aims to preserve authentic Italian restaurants found in Berlin through its brand (registered in the Deutsches Patent und Markenamt, the German patent and trademarks office), as well as a number of other initiatives and events held throughout the year. The project is organized by Berlin Italian Communication/Berlino Magazine, a point of reference for the Italians and all those passionate about Italy who find themselves in Berlin. True Italian is made up of all the ambassadors of Italian cuisine who, starting from the produce selection, show their passion for spreading the culture of “good eating”. When we talk about True Italian, not only do we focus on the chef/owner’s nationality but also on their approach to food. Creativity in the recipes and high-quality ingredients: these are the key focus points for True Italian restaurants.

True Italian Pizza Week offers a deep insight into different kinds of pizza existing in Italy. For example you will find in the event pizzerias making the traditional Neapolitan pizza (soft, thick border) like Malafemmena, Prometeo, Standard e Monella as well as historical Italian restaurants in Berlin like Muntagnola and Francucci who really made a study on the dough finding the perfect mix among different flours to get a light and fragrant pizza. Or you can find Pizzare, which uses modern techniques to realize every day the perfect pizza. But we also have high quality “pizzerie al taglio” (pizza slices) like Zia Maria, Jamme Ja with its typical Neapolitan fried pizza, Lima Lima with its “Schiacciata napoletana” and Rawtastic, special guest for all vegan lovers. You can find the complete list of the pizzas on offer here below.

First thing first, pizza is a healthy food. If pizza is made following the Italian tradition, it is prepared with a certain amount of yeast and it has many hours of rising time (from 9 to, in certain cases, 72 hours). If after eating a pizza you feel very thirsty or bloating, it means that there was too much yeast or the dough has not risen enough. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to understand it from the flavour, it’s just a matter of digestibility. A True Italian pizza is light, tasty and made with high quality products only. This is the principle of every restaurant involved in the True Italian Pizza Week.

True Italian Pizza Week 7-day festival Berlin this year, took place from 6th to 12th of April 2017 in all of the participating restaurants. Thanks to that event, people had the chance to taste authentic Italian pizza (choosing between two kinds vegetarian options available) and match it with a beer or soft drink paying just 10. The sponsors of the event were Amaro Lucano and Lavazza: for this reason, in many places an Amaro Lucano liqueur was included in the offer and it was also be possible to order a Lavazza espresso for just 1 more. Following in the footsteps of 72hrs True Italian Food (22-25 September 2016), the event wanted to promote the variety and excellence of genuine Italian food in Berlin. The event’s media partners were Berlino Magazine and I Heart Berlin.

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