Legendary Panino’s Pizzeria Places High at the 2015 International Pizza Expo

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The World Pizza games were held at the Las Vegas convention center from March 24-26 (International pizza Expo) and Panino’s Pizzeria (paninospizzeria.com) completed in the Traditional, Pan, and Neapolitan pizza categories.

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U.S. Pizza team members can hold their own with anyone in the world.

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“This was our first completion in the World Pizza Games in Vegas and it was tough competing with the 230 exceptional pizza artisans from all over the world,” said Bruno Brunetti. “It was an honor to compete in those divisions and a thrill to see us do so well, along with Leonardo taking Top 10 overall in the Italian Neapolitan Pizza Division.”

Panino’s will be taking its pie on the road to Parma, Italy, as part of the U.S National Pizza team at the World Pizza championships May 25-27, 2015. Categories will include: Classico, Gluten-Free, Pan, Pizza in Due, Pizza on the Peel, and Neapolitan, as well as freestyle acrobatics and largest and fasted dough stretch.

“It will be another fun, yet intense competition,” said Gino Rago, co owner of Panino’s and a member of the U.S Pizza team. “I think we have a great shot. U.S. Pizza team members can hold their own with anyone in the world.”

About Panino’s Pizzeria
Panino’s Pizzerias are owned by three pizzaioloi’s: Bruno Brunetti, Gino Rago, and Leonardo Rago, whose culinary training began at a young age. They use a “mother strain” of a yeast starter for their pizza dough which comes from Italy. It originally goes back to the 1800s where the fist pizza was made. Panino’s is proud to adhere to the standards of the old school pizzeria’s and the art and craft of the Great Pizzaiolos who started the legacy over a 100 years ago in Naples, Italy.

Panino’s Pizzeria Chicago—Located at 3702 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773-472-6200). Italian cuisine, Chicago Style Pizzas, and Neapolitan Wood Burning Oven Pizzas

Pizzaiolo by Panino’s—Located at 3704 N. Broadway (next door on Waveland St.) (773-472-5004)

Panino’s Pizzeria Evanston—Located at 1968 Dempster St., Evanston, Il 60202 (847-475-6200). Italian cuisine, Chicago Style Pizzas, Neapolitan Wood Burning Oven Pizzas, and homemade in the house gelato.

Panino’s Park Ridge—Located at 28 S. Fairview, Park Ridge, Il 60068 (847-823-3450). Italian cuisine, Chicago Style Pizzas, and East Coast Style Pizzas.

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