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New York Pizza Festival

Due to the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of New York residents and visitors, the Belmont BID and its partners will not host New York Pizza Festival in person in 2021. However, we are excited to share The New York Pizza Festival: Home Edition.  We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood for indoor and outdoor dining, and shopping in the meantime.

The New York Pizza Festival: Home Edition will a virtual national, star-studded, 2-day event showcasing the talents of the most renowned US Pizza Makers, Chefs, and culinary personalities! Join our community of passionate pizza lovers and accomplished pizza pros! It will be a weekend full of educational and fun content for all involved! Like the in-person event, the festival will benefit the non-for-profit, Slice Out Hunger. Register for the free event occurring April 24th & 25th here.

The New York Pizza Festival, hosted by The Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) and the Pizza Academy Foundation, took place on Crescent Avenue near the popular Arthur Avenue neighborhood in the historic Little Italy of The Bronx on October 5th and 6th, 2019. The two-day event with over 25 participating pizzaioli featured different styles of pizza from some of the best pizzerias all over the country including the five boroughs of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver and more, as well as Italy.

Check out pictures and videos from the 2019 New York Pizza Festival at

A limited number of VIP passes are also available for purchase. Each VIP pass costs $100 and includes five drinks from the beer and wine tents, ten slices of pizza as well as access to VIP lines at each booth. All guests are welcome to complimentary tastings of coffee, water, soda and other treats from various sponsors and partners stationed throughout the festival.

The New York Pizza Festival is the first ever on USA Soil, bringing together pizzaioli from the five boroughs of New York as well as from all over the country including Best Pizza (Brooklyn, NY), Brick & Wood (Fairfield, CT), Brooklyn Pizza Crew (Brooklyn, NY), Di Fara Pizza (Brooklyn, NY), Forno Rosso (Chicago, IL), Good Pie (Las Vegas), Il Pizzaiolo (multiple locations, PA), Kesté Pizza & Vino (Manhattan, NY), Levante (Long Island City, NY), Marco’s Coal Fired Pizzeria (Denver, CO), Metro Pizza (Las Vegas, NV), Mission Pizza Napoletana (Winston-Salem, NC), Neapolitan Express (Manhattan, NY), Pizzeria Testa (Frisco, TX), Pugsley Pizza (Bronx, NY), Settebello Pizzeria (Brooklyn, NY), Sorbillo Pizzeria (Naples, Italy & Manhattan, NY), Spacca Napoli Pizzeria (Chicago, IL), Speedy Romeo (multiple locations throughout NY), The Local Pizzaiolo (Atlanta, GA), and Zero Otto Nove (Manhattan, NY). There will also be a special consortium of pizzaioli from Naples, Italy including Brandi, Trianon, Concettina ai 3 Santi, Frattelli Salvo, Vesi, Rossopomodoro and Porzio.

About The New York Pizza Festival

The second annual New York Pizza Festival hosted by the Belmont Business Improvement District was a national, star-studded, two-day event showcasing the talents of the most renowned U.S. pizza makers, chefs and culinary personalities, as well as top pizza makers from Naples, Italy. With over 30,000 attendees expected over the two days, this is the largest pizza festival in New York. The New York Pizza Festival features tastings from 25 U.S. pizza makers and five from Italy with wine, beer and music. The festival benefits the local New York non-profit, Slice Out Hunger.

About The Belmont Business Improvement District

The Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) works to advance the economic well-being of local businesses and the community at large by promoting the “Little Italy in the Bronx” brand, its strong ethic heritage and leadership in the culinary marketplace. The Belmont BID strives to expand business and awareness by leveraging the mercantile, social, political, and cultural assets within and around the community. Little Italy in the Bronx, often referred to as Arthur Avenue or the “Real Little Italy,” features New York City’s best, authentic Italian restaurants, butchers, bakers, fish markets, delicatessens, pastry shops, artisan shops and specialty stores. Local businesses are often owned and operated by the same families that founded them nearly a century ago. In additional to Fordham University, Little Italy in the Bronx is also walking distance to the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and the Fordham Metro-North Railroad.

New York Pizza Festival Media Contact: Victoria O’Dierno,

Belmont BID Media Contact: Shin-Jung Hong,