La Leggenda, The Legend, a nickname, a name, a logo!
This is the nickname of Giovanni Gagliardi, the undisputed leader of the homonymous pizzeria at 224 Espanola Way in Miami Beach.
Giovanni is the heir of a family of pizza makers from San Felice a Cancello, a small town in the province of Caserta.
After about 30 years of activity and after winning in 2012 in Salsomaggiore the 21st World Championship of Neapolitan Pizza STG moves to Miami.
And here it conquers the beating heart of Florida!
Giovanni “the Legend” conquers everyone and … immediately also convinces Americans who particularly love pizza rich in many ingredients!
In the same year, he is Winner “Best Traditional Pizza International Region in Las Vegas”.
In 2017 with other friends he opens the most beautiful Neapolitan pizzeria location in South Beach.
With his Pizza Napoletana STG (Traditional Specialty Guaranteed) Giovanni imposes the traditional Neapolitan culture in the simplest way: buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomato, basil, olive oil; all of the certified Italian origin. His Margherita is served to customers with the motto: “This is the Italian flag in the world!”
2018 is his consecration in South Beach when he receives the recognition of “The Legend Pizzeria Best Pizza of Miami” from the New Times.
But the show does not end here! In fact, Giovanni is an artist and a character! Its menu includes many other pizzas and dishes strictly belonging to the Neapolitan and Italian popular tradition.
STG (Specialità tradizionale garantita), means traditional Specialty Guaranteed. It refers to a European food designation of ingredients and cooking practices.
Its menu includes many other pizzas and dishes strictly belonging to the Neapolitan and Italian tradition. His Margherita is served to customers with the motto: “This is the Italian flag in the world!”
Not only an amazing pizzeria, but also a great Italian restaurant in town.