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From Slur To Success Story: Toscano Brothers Bakery & Dago Bagel
May 14, 2021

From Slur To Success Story: Toscano Brothers Bakery & Dago Bagel

After two long years, Tony Gemigani's Toscano Brothers Bakery and Dago Bagel have finally arrived in North Beach.

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Tony Gemignani: Making Pizzas, Making Pizza Makers
April 30, 2021

Tony Gemignani: Making Pizzas, Making Pizza Makers

There are a lot of serious pizzerias out there, but not one has produced as many world-class pizzamakers as Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

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With A Brother’s Help: Jose Acevedo of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
April 2, 2021

With A Brother’s Help: Jose Acevedo of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

In North Beach, we have an especially high regard for our bartenders. This week, we spoke with one of our favorites: Jose Acevedo.

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Piping Hot Praise: Wine Spectator Loves Tony’s
March 24, 2021

Piping Hot Praise: Wine Spectator Loves Tony’s

The people at Wine Spectator love their pizza–and they can't seem to get enough of San Francisco's Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

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With Detroit-Style On The Rise, Pizza Hut Grabs A Slice: Tony’s Take On It
March 2, 2021

With Detroit-Style On The Rise, Pizza Hut Grabs A Slice: Tony’s Take On It

Jumping on the trend, Pizza Hut recently came out with a Detroit Style pizza. It's definitely got the pizza world talking––and we spoke with Tony about it this week.

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Love Us On Yelp: Some Of Tony’s Favorite Reviews
February 4, 2021

Love Us On Yelp: Some Of Tony’s Favorite Reviews

Yelp has become an indispensable part of the restaurant business, and this week we look at some of our better reviews–and chat with Tony about the influential platform.

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On The Sixth Day Of Christmas, A Yuletide Recipe…
December 31, 2020

On The Sixth Day Of Christmas, A Yuletide Recipe…

There's nothing like a homemade pizza when it's cold outside–and we've got the perfect recipe for the holidays.

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A Home Away: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana’s Ro Hart
December 24, 2020

A Home Away: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana’s Ro Hart

This week we talk with manager Ro Hart about her experiences at Tony's Pizza Napoletana–and why it will always be more than just a restaurant to her.

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North Beach Original: Capannina’s Michele Di Ruocco Joins The Tony’s Team
November 17, 2020

North Beach Original: Capannina’s Michele Di Ruocco Joins The Tony’s Team

Restaurant veteran and longtime North Beach figure Michele Di Ruocco has joined the management team at Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

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The Regulars Chime In: What’s Your Must-Have At Tony’s?
October 27, 2020

The Regulars Chime In: What’s Your Must-Have At Tony’s?

This week we ask the question: What do the real regulars order at Tony's Pizza Napoletana?

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October 13, 2020

North Beach Kin: An Interview With Local Artist Jeremy Fish

North Beach has no paucity of talent, and Jeremy Fish is one of the neighborhood's most celebrated artists. He's also a longtime ally of Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

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Bar Manager Elmer Mejicanos Shakes Up North Beach
September 15, 2020

Bar Manager Elmer Mejicanos Shakes Up North Beach

by Joe Bonadio In our last post, we ran a feature interview with longtime Tony’s Pizza Napoletana bartender Stephanie Danese, who has been with the restaurant since the beginning— fully...

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Stephanie Danese Clocks Her Eleventh Year At Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
August 20, 2020

Stephanie Danese Clocks Her Eleventh Year At Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Hospitality is all about people, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana has some of the best. We recently spoke to one of Tony's first hires: bartender Stephanie Danese.

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Let’s Take This Outside: Curbside Service Comes Into Its Own
August 11, 2020

Let’s Take This Outside: Curbside Service Comes Into Its Own

San Francisco dining has officially moved outdoors–and as always, North Beach was way ahead of the curve.

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Detroit Pizza Gets A Home In SF: Capo’s Is Recast
July 10, 2020

Detroit Pizza Gets A Home In SF: Capo’s Is Recast

Things have changed at San Francisco's Capo's, and pizza lovers everywhere should take notice.

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Give The People What They Want: Capo’s Gets A New Concept
June 23, 2020

Give The People What They Want: Capo’s Gets A New Concept

Tony Gemignani reopens Capo's in San Francisco this week—with a new concept and menu that brings Detroit-style to the fore.

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20″ Of Truth: The Simple Pleasure Of Tony’s New York Pizza
June 9, 2020

20″ Of Truth: The Simple Pleasure Of Tony’s New York Pizza

When it comes to takeout and delivery, everyone knows that pizza is king. And for my money, nothing beats Tony's 20" New York Pizza.

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Third Space: A Look Back At What We’re Missing
May 22, 2020

Third Space: A Look Back At What We’re Missing

There are a lot of things San Franciscans are missing right now, but easily one of the biggest is our favorite restaurants. Here's a look back at why.

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New Ideas Keeping Tony’s Pizza Napoletana Top Of Mind
May 5, 2020

New Ideas Keeping Tony’s Pizza Napoletana Top Of Mind

Times are tough in the restaurant business, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana is determined to weather the storm. Here are just a few of the things they're doing to make it...

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Facing The Challenge, Tony And His Staff Move Forward
April 1, 2020

Facing The Challenge, Tony And His Staff Move Forward

Nearly eleven years in, Tony's Pizza Napoletana has become a cornerstone of the San Francisco restaurant scene. Their adaptation to the recent changes illustrates just what got them there.

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