I Traveled to Naples to Trace the Roots of the Dollar Slice

Listless youths and hopeless drunks worldwide have the pizzaiolos of 19th-century Naples to thank for giving the world the dollar slice.
Terrence Doyle

$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Is Still Struggling to Make a Pizza

Will a pizza taste as good if made by a soulless android? Time to find out!
Jelisa Castrodale

Marseille Is Heaven for Real-Deal Pizza

Instead of asking a Marseillais where he or she eats bouillabaisse, ask them instead where to find the best pizza—you won’t be disappointed, as everyone has a favorite spot.
Sirine Azouaoui

Deep-Fried Pizza Has Arrived in LA

Montanara became an official thing in Italy after World War II when firewood for pizza was scarce but plenty of lard was around. At its very best, you might not be able to taste that the dough was fried at all.
Javier Cabral

The Mafia Is Alive, Well, and Controlling Bread Prices in Italy

The police allege that bread retailers of all sizes, whether a street vendor or a supermarket, have had to buy their bread from bakeries tied to the Camorra Mafia for years.
Wyatt Marshall

Naples Is Trying to Make the World’s Longest Pizza

The people of Naples are planning to make a two-kilometer-long pizza. That’s a pizza that is one mile and a quarter long.
Alex Swerdloff

Italian Cops Busted a Mob Boss by Disguising Themselves as Pizza Delivery Guys

On Saturday night, Italian polizei dressed up as pizza delivery boys busted a boss in the infamous Camorra family in Naples, arresting him while dropping off some ‘za that he planned on enjoying while watching a soccer game.
Wyatt Marshall

Pizza Ovens Are Under Fire in This Polluted Italian Town

The mayor of San Vitaliano has issued an ordinance banning the usage of wood-fired ovens in restaurants and bakeries for the next three months unless they’re equipped with pollution-reducing filters.
Hilary Pollack

This Italian Governor Just Made It Practically Legal to Drive While Wasted

In the Italian province of Avellino, governor Caro Sessa thinks that you should now only get a slap-on-the-wrist fine for hitting the road after drinking a whole bottle of wine.
Munchies Staff

Very Serious Italians Want All Pizza Makers to Be Licensed

An Italian pizza-makers' association is imploring European governments to force aspiring pizza-makers to take hundreds of hours of courses and receive a license before they can serve you a slice.
Hilary Pollack

Pizza's Lengthy History Has Been a Filthy Lie

Pizza purists have long accredited Naples with being the birthplace of pizza (and ground zero for its finest form), but new research argues that it actually originated elsewhere.
Hilary Pollack