Laura Meyer’s New Pizzeria Will get Its First Rave Evaluation

A meals author for says the Margherita pizza at Laura Meyer’s new restaurant, Pizzeria da Laura in Berkeley, California, is among the finest she’s ever had.

Meyer, an alumnus of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, opened her first eatery on March 23, with a line of consumers ready exterior to attempt the internationally acclaimed pizzaiola’s fare, SFGate author Madeline Wellls reported.

Wells introduced alongside a colleague for pizzas and salads, together with the Marge (mozzarella, grated Parmigiano/Reggiano, basil and EVOO) and the Ray J (mozz, skinny and thick pepperoni, basil, stracciatella, fermented honey and shaved Parmesan), plus a Caesar salad.

Associated: Laura Meyer’s recipe for the Peach Pie

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“The Caesar stunned me with its chunks of garlicky recent focaccia moderately than crunchy croutons, however I used to be a fan,” Wells wrote. “The grandma-style Margherita—a crispy, tacky pizza with a spongy texture within the center—was top-of-the-line Margheritas I’ve ever had. I’m principally vegetarian so I can’t converse for the Ray J, however my colleague deemed it scrumptious and well-seasoned.”

Meyer was the primary lady and the primary American to win a contest on the World Pizza Championship (WPC), held yearly in Parma, Italy. Meyer received the pan pizza division in 2013 together with her pie known as La Regina, which options mozz, soppressata, prosciutto, arugula, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and olive oil, and seems on the Pizzeria da Laura menu.

When she was introduced because the WPC pan pizza champ, confusion arose instantly because of gender variations within the Italian phrases for “winner,” Meyer instructed SFGate. “There was an assumption that it was a person, and after they checked out my title, they needed to retract that.”

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“Nobody knew who I used to be,” Meyer continued. “And except for the few individuals who had been sitting at my desk who knew me, once I inform you it was crickets, it was crickets.”

At this time, girls are taking extra of a number one position within the pizza business, as evidenced by the Ladies In Pizza motion and the celebration of Ladies’s Pizza Month this March on social media. Meyer instructed SFGate that she has seen that shift and welcomes it. “There’s lots of girls within the pizza enterprise that simply haven’t actually been acknowledged,” she stated. She added that “males have been extra vocal for a protracted time period…whereas I feel now extra girls are demanding consideration.”

In a 2016 profile of Meyer, described Meyer, who was nonetheless head chef/pizzaiola for Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, as “the pizzaiola [who is] altering the face of pizza,” including that “the San Franciscan has achieved extra on the age of 27 than most pizzaiolos [accomplish] of their complete lifetime.”

Now she has one other achievement below her belt with the opening of Pizzeria da Laura—and there’ll doubtless be many extra to return.