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Real Napoletana Pizza now is S.T.G.

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Pizza in Florence during our Free Walking Tour In Florence

Real Napoletana Pizza now is S.T.G.

“S.T.G.”, or traditional specialty guaranteed. It is the stamp that the European Union chooses to

assign to Neapolitan pizza, as required by the EU Implementing Regulation 2022/2313

contained in the Official Journal, in force since 18 December and which approved Italy request

in Brussels to guarantee the protection subject to the name pizza napoletana.

Therefore, imitations become categorically outlawed: if you do not respect the rules laid down

by the production specification on ingredients, preparation and cooking methods, you will no

longer be able to write Neapolitan pizza on the menu. It can be done, with the addition of the wording STG, only if the minimum hours of leavening are provided, the dough is rolled out by hand, the filling methods, cooking exclusively in a wood oven at a temperature of 485°C and the height of the cornice of 1-2 cm, with the control of a third-party certification body.

Furthermore, the raw materials used must be national, such as extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil,

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana Dop or traditional Mozzarella STG and tomatoes, which can be

peeled or fresh cherry tomatoes. Coldiretti: "Finally, the fame of a symbolic Italian dish is safe"

Already considered intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco starting from 6 December 2017,

the art of Neapolitan pizza makers receives yet another rightful recognition: The new

regulation finally secures the international fame of a symbolic dish of Made in Italy - let

Coldiretti know - If the Neapolitan pizza does not correspond to the production specification it

will be considered an offense, on which the Central Inspectorate for the protection of quality

and the repression of fraud, Icqrf, is already working to detail the technical aspects to update

the related provisions sanctions inherent to the protection of geographical indications and

designations of origin of agricultural and food products.

In Italy, pizza creates a business of around 15 billion euros, with over 100,000 full-time

employees who become 200,000 at the weekend. Every day, in our country alone, at least 8

million pizzas are baked thanks to the use of 200 million kilos of flour, 225 million kilos of

mozzarella, 30 million kilos of olive oil and 260 million kilos of tomato.

Here a list of some the best pizza place that you can find in the city of Florence


Dutifully among the best pizzerias in Florence, Santarpia by the historic and talented pizza maker Giovanni Santarpia could not be missing.The dough here is a real work of art obtained from a set of high quality flours personally selected by the iconic pizza maker Giovanni Santarpia.The blend consists of a mix of 0, type 1 flours and a percentage of Sicilian wholemeal flour from Mallorca and also the customized gas oven to give the Pizza a unique smoking effect.The wine list is minimal and includes bubbles, Italian wines and craft beers.Without a doubt among the best pizzerias in Florence.

Via Senese 155r – 0559338245 – Open Saturday e Sunday from 12.30 at 14.30, take away e delivery from Tuesday to Sunday from 18.30 to 21.30

FERMENTO 1889 - (San Frediano)

Certainly among the best pizzerias in Florence, Fermento 1889 by the virtuoso Tuscan pizza chef Gianluca Vella cannot be missing. The doughs are highly hydrated, with long leavening of 48 hours and made with a carefully selected mix of flours, giving life to pizzas with a unique character: soft, honeycombed and fragrant. In addition to the Neapolitan pizza, also the Pizza in Pala should be taken into consideration, an imaginative and captivating combination of the Roman shovel and the Florentine Schiacciata. Among the pizzas, in addition to the classic Salsiccia e Friarielli and Mozzarella di Bufala, the Pala Carbonara, or the Cacio e Pepe, the 'nduja and Ricotta, or the Stella, with four different stuffed crusts, are particularly recommended. For desserts you can opt for Babà al Rum while you can drink craft beers on tap and a minimal selection of wines. Familiar and welcoming atmosphere, deservedly among the best pizzerias in Florence.

Borgo S. Frediano, 40r, – +39 055 013 2367 Open every day for dinner from 19:00 to 23:30

LORENZO DE’ MEDICI – Pizza Senza Glutine – (Santa Maria Novella)

Deservedly among the best pizzerias in Florence, Lorenzo dei Medici deserves a mention, in Via del Giglio, a stone's throw from Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo.In addition to the classic 48-hour leavened pizzas, pizzas made with wholemeal dough and excellent gluten-free pizzas are also offered.Definitely one of the best Pizzerias offering gluten-free pizza in Florence.

Via del Giglio, 49/51 r, 50123 Firenze FI – 055 212932 –


Worth mentioning among the best pizzerias in Florence is the Antica pizzeria da Michele, in the heart of Florence, opposite the Central Market of Florence.Since 1870 the Condurro family has been carrying on a long tradition of master pizza makers handed down from generation to generation. Deservedly among the best pizzerias in Florence.Absolutely to try, in addition to the traditional Neapolitan pizzas, also the Fried Pizzas, Montanare and Calzoni. Dutifully among the best Pizzerias in Florence.

Piazza Del Mercato Centrale 22R – 055 238 1179Open every day lunch time and dinner

BERBERÈ – (San Frediano – Santa Croce)

Among the best pizzerias in Florence, Berberé certainly deserves a place, which has offices in San Frediano and one in Santa Croce.The peculiarity of the Berberè pizzas consists in the original doughs (3 different ones), fermented with sourdough and obtained using a mix of flours from different cereals.The toppings are almost exclusively made from organic products.Deservedly among the best Pizzerias in Florence.

Pizza de Nerli,1 – 055 238 Open every day for lunch and dinner

Via dei Benci, 7 – 055 399 4589www.berberepizza.itOpen every day for lunch and dinner

O' Munaciello - (Santo Spirito) Via Maffia

Here we are in Naples, even the name 'O Munaciello "little monk" in Neapolitan, a legendary sprite of Neapolitan folklore mentioned in the 19th century by Matilde Serao, shows belonging to a land with all its colors and joie de vivre.For the best pizza in Naples, first course in Florence in Santo Spirito and finally in Miami, where its pizzas are laughing, they are works of art, its cuisine, Neapolitan, which comes from bread, but is gradually enriched with perfume sand flavors that make it unique and its Neapolitan imprint is markedly evident in the main courses.

Open - from Sunday to Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm - closed Tuesday

Gustapizza - (Santo Spirito) Via Maggio

Gusta Pizza does a great job of recreating some of those fantastic recipes. Pizza is a priority here, and you won't find a lot of choices, but the ones that are available are perfected and created with fresh ingredients. You'll find a line out the door beginning at 5 pm during dinner and it remains one of the most popular places in the city to grab a pie of your own

Open every day - from12:00-3:00 pm and 7:00-11:00 pm closed Monday

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