Forcella's Make-Your-Own Neapolitan Pizza Sessions

[Photographs: Eugena Ossi]

Forcella, the NYC pizzeria known for its deep fried montanara pies, is offering customers free make-your-own-pizza sessions at its three locations throughout New York City. All you have to do is call ahead and make a reservation for your one-on-one session with pizzaolo Giulio Adriani, who will guide you as you stretch, toss, top, and cook your very own Neapolitan pie.

I'd argue that a lesson with Giulio is essential, whether you're an experienced pizza maker interested in honing your craft or a first-timer looking to get your hands dirty. I learned how to properly stretch and shape dough, in addition to little tips and tricks that will undoubtedly enhance my at-home pizza making adventures. Oh, and did I mention that it's free?*

There are two dozen toppings to choose from, including Prosciutto San Daniele, bufala mozzarella, Pecorino, burrata, shrimp, anchovies, and even truffle oil. Click through the slideshow to see me get flour all over my shirt, and to witness the creation of my own delectable pizza. Interested parties should sign up soon, since session slots are limited and the promotion will be over at the end of March!

*Yes, you will need to pay for a Margarita or bianca pie ($12-13) and any additional toppings ($1-6), but the session itself is at no extra cost.


Forcella Park Ave South: 377 Park Avenue South (map), (212) 448-1116 Bowery: 334 Bowery (map), (212) 466-3300 Williamsburg: 485 Lorimer Street (map), (718) 388-8820