From September 11 to 24, 2018, the city will celebrate pizza and their creators. PIZZA FEST is back and will be held at the four corners of the Greater Montreal area to enable you to discover the best local pizzas and pizzaiolos. This year, more than 50 pizzerias have already confirmed their participation to the event and more will be announced soon.

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Freshly out of the ovens of Ricolta

During PIZZA FEST 2018, people will be invited to discover their neighborhood and explore the city, one pizza at a time. The pizzas specially prepared for the event will be showcased and ready to be devoured. Like in a treasure hunt, foodies will be encouraged to share their discoveries and explorations on social media using the hashtag #pizzafestmtl

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On the terrasse of Artigiani Pizzeria Cucina

As for the participating restaurants, a contest for the best pizza will be launched! A team of pizza connaisseurs will visit and taste the showcased creations to discern the mention-worthy and then select the five best pizzas in order to pass the final round!

A PIZZA FEST with Anthony Falco!

The famous pizzaiolo, Anthony Falco a.k.a the Pizza Czar, who has proven himself at, among other places, the renowned Roberta’s in New York, will come to town in September in order to judge the five finalists in the following 3 official categories:

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Al Taglio pizzas at Ricolta

In order to fully enjoy the event and insure the visibility of each participating pizzeria, interested clients will be encouraged to get the official PIZZA FEST 2018 passport at any of these restaurants and thus have a a chance to win some good ROMA foods by voting for their favorite pizza online at pizzafestmtl.com/vote.

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PIZZA FEST sticker on the door of Restaurant Santa Lucia

Here is what you need to know about PIZZA FEST:

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Monday, September 24, 2018
Location: Participating pizzerias in the Greater Montreal area
Facebook: facebook.com/pizzafestmtl
Twitter: twitter.com/pizzafestmtl
Instagram: instagram.com/pizzafestmtl
Website: pizzafestmtl.com

Buon appetito, amanti della pizza!

P.S. For more great eats, check out Golden Montreal Restaurant Week.

Photos credit: Pizza Fest
Anthony Falco Werewolf Pizza photo credit: anrfilm