The biggest pizza event ever organized in Germany is taking place this year from September 15th to the 21st!
Over 300 restaurants throughout Germany, a whole week, one great offer: 15 € for a pizza and a spritz. That’s True Italian Pizza Week’s sixth edition, taking place from September 15th to the 21st. After last year’s success (over 25k sold menus), the event is retaking place in the same 12 German cities this year (Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Hanover, Münster, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Mannheim) plus other pizzerias scattered around Germany who accepted to take part. Instead of being competitors, Germany’s best pizzerias have joined forces to celebrate the qualities of real Italian pizza with an event.
The most important aspect is not where pizzaiolos or the owners of the restaurants come from, but rather how careful they are with each small detail that makes a pizza great. Ingredients (from tomato sauce, which must respect top quality standards, to the choice of the right mozzarella), but also the observance of the actual time span the dough needs to rise (at least 12 hours), and to the oven used to bake the pizza – which should be ideally wood-fired or at least able to reach really high temperatures in a short period of time – are crucial to a successful outcome. True Italian Pizza Week is the biggest event dedicated to the symbol of Italian cuisine in Germany (Neapolitan pizza has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017).
True Italian Pizza Week 2022 in Berlin: The True Italian Pizza Week, which has been running successfully in Berlin since 2017, is retaking place this year from the 15th to the 21st of September. 33 great pizzerias are taking part, including six that opened last year.
True Italian Pizza Week 2022: how it works. The True Italian Pizza Week 2022 takes place from the 15th to the 21st of September in selected pizzerias of the already mentioned cities (34 of which are in Berlin). During the week, you can try a special menu right at the participating restaurants: an authentic Italian pizza (there is always a choice between two) together with an Aperol Spritz or a non-alcoholic Crodino for only 15 €. An entrance ticket for the event is not required. You just need to go to the participating venues and ask for the event offer. A special map is available for each city, printed on a flyer, in PDF, and even on Google Maps: all pizzerias participating in the event are shown on these maps.
True Italian Pizza Week 2022: the Instagram contest. Thanks to True Italian Pizza Week, you can also win some great prizes: a trip to Naples for two people, a Koda 12 oven by Ooni to make pizza professionally at home and three Aperol surprise packages. Just take a picture of a pizza or someone eating it at one of the participating restaurants during the event (use your creativity!), post it with the hashtags #trueitalianpizzaweek and #togetherwithaperol tagging the @trueitalianfood profile, and locating the restaurant then cross your fingers. You can find further information soon on True Italian’s social media channels.
True Italian Pizza Week 2022: organisers and partners. The event is organised by Berlin Italian Communication within the True Italian project and with the support of the Municipality of Naples and the Italian Cultural Institutes all over Germany. The main sponsor of the event is Campari Deutschland. Media partner is the online magazine in the Italian language Berlino Magazine.
True Italian Pizza Week 2022: Useful links
Google Map with all participating pizzerias