Pizza lovers will have their pick from traditional and creatively topped thin-crust pizzas baked in a 700-plus degree brick oven. One, a carbonara-style pie, has a vodka cream sauce base and is topped with parsley, garlic, fresh peas, Parmesan cheese and sliced prosciutto.
Relatively unknown to most at the festival, this place finished second even while losing out on a day of voting. Partners Johnny Lis and Brad Wiescinski will open the brick-and-mortar pizza palace of the same name this fall in the Old Arcade across from the Corner Alley.
One of the surprise hits of the weekend turned out to be an unknown player called Pizza (216), who earned second place in the rankings despite the fact that they lost nearly a day of voting.
When Pizza (216) opens in late fall, it will specialize in New York-style thin-crust pizzas cooked in a 700-plus degree brick oven. While customers can come in and order a pie topped with any combination they’d like, the shop’s wheelhouse is specialty pies like the ones they were dishing up at the Pizza Fest.