Authentic Italian: Pizzicata treats everyone like family
Pizzicata owner Federico Venturini considers his guests and employees family at his Carefree Italian restaurant. Guests impart stories of visits to Italy, from which Venturini hails. In turn, Venturini shares authentic dishes like Pinsa Romana, pizza (starting at $10) with 48% less sugar, 85% less fat and no cholesterol.
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Find pizza and wine, the perfect combo, at Pizzicata Pizzeria Ristorante patio, nestled between several quaint shops. It’s easy to spend an afternoon solo with your favorite bottle or grab a late lunch with a friend. Just because it’s a pizza spot, don’t assume the restaurant doesn’t carry wines on its reserve list.
“Healthy,” “delicious” and “pizza” aren’t often used in the same sentence, but when Pinsa Romana is on the menu, that’s exactly what you get.
Instead of merely using bread flour, Pinsa uses a mixture of high-quality, non-GMO wheat, rice and soy flours,” he adds. “What does this do? It creates a dough that is substantially higher in moisture, due to the wheat, while being crunchy and without animal fats, thanks to the rice and soy. Once all of these are combined, the dough is left to mature over 72 hours and break down into simple sugars, which gives us a substantially more digestible product.”
Carefree Restaurant Pizzicata Named Arizona's First Certified Pinseria
For a few years now, pinsa — a rustic pizza with crispy yet light and airy crust dating back to the Roman Empire — has been trending across Europe and from San Francisco to Brooklyn. And the real deal is available right here in Arizona at Pizzicata Ristorante Pizzeria in Carefree.
The Taste of Italy: North Valley favorite moving into Mesa
When spouses Federico Venturini and Viola Tagliaferri immigrated from Umbria, Italy, to Arizona over half a decade ago, they came in pursuit of the American dream. The couple are now expanding their business, Pizzicata, to Mesa near Painted Mountain Golf Resort. It’ll open in late October.