Seven Ovens Blog
Pizzeria Of The Year: Tony’s Nabs Top Industry Honor
September 6, 2022

Pizzeria Of The Year: Tony’s Nabs Top Industry Honor

After over 30 years in the pizza business, this week Tony Gemignani received what might be his biggest honor yet: Pizzeria of the Year.

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Could Tony’s Pizza Napoletana Have The Friendliest  Bar in North Beach?
August 9, 2022

Could Tony’s Pizza Napoletana Have The Friendliest Bar in North Beach?

North Beach is home to some of the best bars in San Francisco. Could the bar at Tony's Pizza Napoletana might be the friendliest?

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A Sweet Start: Antonio’s Pastries Welcomes New  Pastry Chef
June 30, 2022

A Sweet Start: Antonio’s Pastries Welcomes New Pastry Chef

Just in time for summer, Antonio's Italian Pastries has a brand-new pastry chef. Ericson Ngo joined the team just weeks ago, and we recently sat down to get to know...

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Badminton Champs Inspire Tony To Create Asian-Italian Pizza For AAPI Month
June 2, 2022

Badminton Champs Inspire Tony To Create Asian-Italian Pizza For AAPI Month

Three high school badminton champs recently teamed up with Tony at a special exhibition for AAPI month—and Tony even created a new pizza for the occasion.

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From Day One: A Chat With Tony’s Bartender JP Jacques
May 6, 2022

From Day One: A Chat With Tony’s Bartender JP Jacques

by Joe Bonadio If there’s one thing I learned while living in New York, it’s that the best seat in any restaurant is usually at the bar. Before my stint...

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Team Effort: Behind The Wins At This Year’s Pizza Expo
April 18, 2022

Team Effort: Behind The Wins At This Year’s Pizza Expo

After two lackluster years, Las Vegas' Pizza Expo was back in full force this year—and the Tony's team was all over it.

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Student To Expert: Adam Sachs Comes Full Circle
March 19, 2022

Student To Expert: Adam Sachs Comes Full Circle

One of his closest confederates, Adam Sachs has been by Tony's side for many a Pizza Expo. This year, Adam will compete in Vegas for the very first time.

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Our Regulars Rock: An Interview With North Beach’s  Kye McDowell
February 16, 2022

Our Regulars Rock: An Interview With North Beach’s Kye McDowell

Our regulars have sustained Tony's Pizza Napoletana since the beginning—and one of our favorites is North Beach's Kye McDowell.

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Inspiration From The Void: Four New Pizzas Hit The Menu At Tony’s
January 25, 2022

Inspiration From The Void: Four New Pizzas Hit The Menu At Tony’s

We've got brand-new pizzas on the menu at Tony's—and there's one heck of a back story.

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North Beach’s Patrick Rylee: Thanks To A True Believer
January 7, 2022

North Beach’s Patrick Rylee: Thanks To A True Believer

At Tony's Pizza Napoletana, we love our regulars—and they don't get much more loyal than Patrick Rylee of North Beach

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North Beach’s Antonio’s Pastries: A Little Something Extra For The Holidays
December 15, 2021

North Beach’s Antonio’s Pastries: A Little Something Extra For The Holidays

If you're looking for authentic Italian pastries and baked goods this Christmas season, Toscano Brothers Bakery in North Beach is the place.

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Cigars, Music & Glamour: A Holiday Event To  Remember
November 24, 2021

Cigars, Music & Glamour: A Holiday Event To Remember

It always feels good to dress up for the holidays, and here's one good reason: the San Francisco Cigar Co.'s Black & White Holiday Gala.

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Writing’s On The Wall: Oakland’s Graffiti Pizza Is  Here To Stay
November 12, 2021

Writing’s On The Wall: Oakland’s Graffiti Pizza Is Here To Stay

After six years as chef of North Beach's Capo's, Matt Molina has found a new home at Oakland's Graffiti Pizza.

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Capo’s Chicago Cracker Thin: Second City’s 1st Choice
October 18, 2021

Capo’s Chicago Cracker Thin: Second City’s 1st Choice

For most people, Chicago pizza means Deep Dish. But ask any Chicagoan, and you're going to hear something else entirely.

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Calling All Italians: Three Bay Area Fraternal Clubs To Know
September 10, 2021

Calling All Italians: Three Bay Area Fraternal Clubs To Know

by Joe Bonadio We cover a lot of subjects here on the blog, and this time we’re going to tackle a hyperlocal topic: Italian fraternal organizations. Living as I do...

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Patience Pays: Rustle Brethauer of Toscano Brothers and Dago Bagel
August 26, 2021

Patience Pays: Rustle Brethauer of Toscano Brothers and Dago Bagel

At North Beach's Toscano Brothers, Dago Bagel and Antonio's Pastries, there's a secret ingredient: bakery manager Rustle Brethauer.

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Sweet Spot: Lisa Lu & The Opening Of Antonio’s Pastries
July 30, 2021

Sweet Spot: Lisa Lu & The Opening Of Antonio’s Pastries

A collaboration between Tony Gemignani and pastry chef Lisa Lu, Antonio's Pastries is raising the bar for Italian sweets in SF.

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Tony’s Snares #1 Spot On Two Top 50 Lists In One Week
July 16, 2021

Tony’s Snares #1 Spot On Two Top 50 Lists In One Week

Making the #1 spot on a Top 50 Pizzas list is a rare honor for any pizzeria–especially when it happens twice in one week.

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A Chef’s Son: An Interview With Oscar Venegas of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
June 28, 2021

A Chef’s Son: An Interview With Oscar Venegas of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

The chef's life is not an easy one, but it seems like some people are born into it. Case in point: Oscar Venegas of Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

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Full Court Press: Tony Gemignani Gears Up For The June Bloom
June 15, 2021

Full Court Press: Tony Gemignani Gears Up For The June Bloom

As San Francisco swings back into full capacity, Tony Gemignani talks about the comeback, what his team did to prepare–and what's to come.

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The Seven Ovens blog appears in this space twice each month, bringing the stories and details behind Tony Gemignani’s San Francisco school and remarkable group of restaurants to a wider audience. Make sure to bookmark us, and we’ll see you here soon.