Seven Ovens Blog
Lucky For Me: Tony Wins His Thirteenth World Pizza Championship
December 18, 2018

Lucky For Me: Tony Wins His Thirteenth World Pizza Championship

It’s a fact: people love to compete. The instinct is a strong one, and not least in...

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Cooking Up A New Batch Of Pizzaiolos: Tony Gemignani
November 29, 2018

Cooking Up A New Batch Of Pizzaiolos: Tony Gemignani

In the food world, there are some items that thrill precisely because they are so simple...

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Careful With That Password: A North Beach Story
October 19, 2018

Careful With That Password: A North Beach Story

Even in a city as libertine as San Francisco, North Beach has always had a reputation as an untamed and untethered...

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Staking A Claim: Tony Gemignani’s Path To North Beach
October 3, 2018

Staking A Claim: Tony Gemignani’s Path To North Beach

Whenever a chef decides to open a restaurant–any restaurant–there are inevitably a thousand...

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All About The Ingredients: Talking Shop With Tony
September 13, 2018

All About The Ingredients: Talking Shop With Tony

The second time I visited Giovanni Italian Specialties, Tony Gemignani’s picture-perfect Italian market in San Francisco’s North Beach...

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Impart The Craft: Tony Gemignani’s International School Of Pizza
August 28, 2018

Impart The Craft: Tony Gemignani’s International School Of Pizza

As influential as Tony Gemignani’s restaurants have been in the pizza world, what many people don’t realize is...

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Bringing It All Home: Tony Gemignani Tackles Retail At Giovanni Italian Specialties
August 16, 2018

Bringing It All Home: Tony Gemignani Tackles Retail At Giovanni Italian Specialties

By placing the headquarters of his growing pizza empire in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach, California’s Tony Gemignani, who had risen to fame with his...

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Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini And The North Beach Cocktail
August 7, 2018

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini And The North Beach Cocktail

A few years ago in Las Vegas, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini spoke at a luncheon sponsored by...

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Tony Takes Chicago: The Genesis Of Capo’s Chicago Pizza
July 20, 2018

Tony Takes Chicago: The Genesis Of Capo’s Chicago Pizza

With the opening of Tony’s Coal Fire Pizza & Slice House in 2010, Tony Gemignani had furthered the grand experiment he began with...

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The Birth of Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Slice House
June 27, 2018

The Birth of Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Slice House

With the opening of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco’s North Beach in 2009, Tony Gemignani had managed to...

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Respect The Craft: The Tony’s Pizza Story Begins
June 12, 2018

Respect The Craft: The Tony’s Pizza Story Begins

Tony Gemignani – America’s Pizzamaker - In 2007, Tony Gemignani pulled off the unlikely and impressive feat of winning the...

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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.