Podcasts Pizza Quest

Dave Ravanesi

Episode: 11

Peter’s brother Harry was with Peter the day they discovered Pizzeria Beddia about eight years ago. They watched together as Joe Beddia rocketed to superstardom in the pizza world (not because of us, but our timing was pretty good). So, when Harry called Peter a few weeks ago, excited to have found “the next Pizzeria Beddia,” he was taken very seriously.

Harry then introduced Peter to Dave Ravanesi, the founder and solo pizzaiolo of Ravanesi Pizza Napoletana in Glen Mill, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. Ravanesi’s is currently one of the worst kept secrets in Philly, in that word of mouth is rapidly spreading the rave reviews without the help of any social media. By the time you read this, it will probably be even harder to get a pizza there, but the key is to call a day ahead and order your “dough(s)” before you show up. Without that, fahgetaboudit (though he sometimes has extra doughs available for newbies who didn’t know any better). Here’s the number: (484) 840-8912. Tell whoever answers that you heard about them here on Pizza Quest (that and about $25 bucks should get you a dough ball, soon transformed into a pizza).

Before you go, be sure to listen to this conversation, in which Dave and I digress all over the map; from pizza, to jujitsu, to country rock (yes, he’s also a published song writer), to the passion, dedication, and drive it takes to become a true craftsman. Hey, act quickly; the secret is out…

Click here for the video versions of Pizza Quest

If you count on HRN content, become a monthly sustaining donor at heritageradionetwork.org/donate.

Pizza Quest is Powered by Simplecast.

Dave Ravanesi

Latest Episodes

Tim Lorsch

Tim Lorsch

7

12

This week's guest is a long time friend of mine (we go back to 7th grade together, circa 1963), Tim Lorsch, Nashville musician/sideman, who has created a one-man performance piece called "The Suitcase." The show was inspired when Tim unexpectedly received an old suitcase that had formerly belonged to his great uncle before being sent to ...
Dave Ravanesi

Dave Ravanesi

7

11

Peter's brother Harry was with Peter the day they discovered Pizzeria Beddia about eight years ago. They watched together as Joe Beddia rocketed to superstardom in the pizza world (not because of us, but our timing was pretty good). So, when Harry called Peter a few weeks ago, excited to have found "the next Pizzeria Beddia," he was taken ...
Dave Ravanesi

Domenico Tolomeo

7

10

Welcome back to Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart. Our guest this week is Domenico Tolomeo, World Pizza Champions team member, owner of Taglio Pizza in Minneola, NY, and corporate chef for Orlando Foods (importers of Caputo Flour and many other made-in-Italy food products). Domenico, affectionately known in the industry as Mimmo, shares with us ...
Dave Ravanesi

Paul Tiffany of Lloyd Pans

7

9

In this episode we welcome Paul Tiffany, director of product engineering at Lloyd Pans, to update us on the latest new pan pizza products and to explain the unique manufacturing process that allows Lloyd Pans to respond and customize pans so quickly for the pizza and other food service industries. He also shows us a very cool new product for ...
Dave Ravanesi

Anna Crucitt

7

8

Welcome back to a new episode of Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart. A recurrent theme in our shows during these past few months has been the emergence and growth of the Women in Pizza movement, and this week's guest is one of the key driving forces in all of this. Ironically, Anna Crucitt didn't start out as a pizzaiola, but as a gelato queen. ...
Dave Ravanesi

World Pizza Champion Joe Carlucci

7

7

Our guest in this episode is long-time world pizza champion, Joe Carlucci. So, you might ask, how did a nice New York area kid end up running an iconic, destination pizzeria, Valentina's Pizzeria and Wine Bar, in Madison, Alabama? It's a long story, and one best told by Joe himself, including the many life lessons that allowed him to crash ...
Dave Ravanesi

Antimo and Mauro Caputo

7

6

This week, Peter is joined by the legendary Antimo Caputo, along with his nephew and head of milling, Mauro Caputo. Caputo Flour has carved out a beloved place in the hearts of Neapolitan pizza lovers everywhere. But the company, under Antimo's leadership, produces a lot more than just their signature "Italian 00" pizza flour. In fact, a ...
Dave Ravanesi

Women In Pizza: Giorgia Caporuscio and Azie Mortati

7

5

This week's episode features two of the founders and leaders of the Women in Pizza movement, Giorgia Caporuscio and Azie Mortati. What started out as a informal fellowship and way to acknowledge the growing role that women are playing in the pizza world, has grown into a dynamic education and philanthropic network that is helping to shape the ...
SERIES
SUBSCRIBE