October 1, 2011 1 min to read
Jonathan Goldsmith of Spacca Napoli Interview
Category : Chicago Pizza, Great Pizza, Interviews, legends of pizza, Legends of Pizza Videos
Jonathan Goldsmith is a true Legend of Pizza.
He has pizza passion. He moved to Italy to learn to create authentic Neapolitan Pizza.
The result is his very famous pizzeria, Spacca Napoli:
According the their website:
The creation of Spacca Napoli ame out of Jon Goldsmith’s profound love for Italy, a cherished place that he, partner Ginny Sykes and daughter Sarah have considered a second home for many years.
One could say the dream was always there, waiting for the right moment to be born.
From Florence to the Gargano to Naples, creating the pizzeria came naturally, bringing together Jon’s passions for cooking and hospitality and melding them with his appreciation of all things Italian. The plan began to take shape on a flight to Italy in July 2004, following a casual suggestion to Jon from a fellow traveller who was from Naples that he ought to open a pizzeria in Chicago. On that trip, Jon began to talk about the pizzeria idea to his many Italian friends in Rodi Garganico (Rodiani).
He was encouraged to go west for “true” pizza, to Naples — said to be the birthplace of pizza. As that summer drew to a close, Jon was determined to bring the essence of the Italian markets, the street life, and the abundance of Italy right back to Chicago.
Visit Spacca Napoli:
1769 W. Sunnyside, Chicago, IL 60640
Jonathan exclusively uses Caputo: