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Pizza Preview: Don Antonio in Midtown Manhattan

Adam Kuban 22 comments

It's no surprise that the menus at Kesté and Midtown Manhattan newcomer Don Antonio are similar, but there are some exciting new pies at the Midtown joint — including the Montanara Starita, a version of the deep-fried pizza that's been cropping up among the newer Neapolitan places. Slice got a sneak peek at some of the items exclusive to Don Antonio. Peep the slideshow here to get the skinny. More

Professors of Neapolitan Pizza to Open Don Antonio in Hell's Kitchen

Meredith Smith 12 comments

Coming this October to Hell's Kitchen, Italian pizzaiolo Antonio Starita and his protegé, Kesté owner Roberto Caporuscio, both keepers of the Neapolitan pizza flame as Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani instructors, are partnering to open Don Antonio at 390 W. 50th Street. More

How Pizza Delivery Was Done in Naples

Adam Kuban 7 comments

Naples pizzaiolo Antonio Starita with *the original* pizza box. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] Antonio Starita (above) represents the third generation of pizzaioli at Pizzeria Starita a Materdei, a Naples institution. (It was the pizzeria in the Sofia Loren flim L'Oro di Napoli.) Starita mentored Kesté's Roberto Caporuscio in the ways of pizza and was in New York City over the weekend guest-teaching classes at Caporuscio's pizza school. On Friday night, Starita was behind the counter making pizzas for lucky Kesté customers who showed up between 5 and 7 p.m. Slice stopped by to watch the man in action. OK, enough... More

Scenes from a Pizzeria: Antonio Starita's One-Night-Only 'Secret Show' at Kesté

Nick Solares 18 comments

It was sort of like one of those secret rock shows where your favorite band comes to town and puts the word out via Facebook or Twitter that it's doing a one-night-only gig in an intimate setting. Only here, it was pizza. And the star was Antonio Starita, of Pizzeria Starita in Naples, Italy. Here, a beautiful photo set from his appearance at Kesté Pizza & Vino in New York City. More

Tonight at Kesté: Naples Pizza-Maker Antonio Starita Appears for One Night Only

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Pizzeria Starita, in Naples, Italy. [Photograph: Gianluca Rottura] Just got an interesting email from the folks at Kesté: Tonight we will have an interesting surprise at Kesté. Antonio Starita, owner of the famous Pizzeria Starita in Napoli (and [Kesté pizzaiolo] Roberto Caporuscio's mentor) will be at Kesté for one night only working side by side with Roberto. See also: A Trio of Pizzas at Pizzeria Starita in Naples » Kesté Pizza & Vino 271 Bleecker Street, New York NY 10014 (b/n Jones and Cornelia streets; map) 212-243-1500; kestepizzeria.com... More

Naples: A Trio of Pizzas at Pizzeria Starita

nextgospel 11 comments

Thought you all might want a little break from my recent ramblings. Here's a field report from Gianluca Rottura (who you might know round these parts as nextgospel). Enjoy! --The Mgmt. [Photographs: Gianluca Rottura] Unfortunately, I must make this article for Slice as short as possible. If there were no limits, I could write a book on my lunch at Pizzeria Starita. For those of you familiar with Kesté Pizza & Vino in New York City, the co-owner and pizzaiolo there, Roberto Caporuscio, perfected his skills at this Neapolitan landmark, which was featured in the Sophia Loren flick L'Oro di... More

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