Renowned pizza chef and owner of Brooklyn’s famous Best Pizza and host of Viceland’s The Pizza Show, Frank Pinello knows everything there is about creating the perfect slice of pizza. Influenced by his Bensonhurst roots, Sicilian Heritage, and New York City pizzeria tradition, Pinello is dedicated to bring back Brooklyn’s glory days of high quality neighborhood slice joints.
Frank’s lessons in the kitchen started early while learning the secrets of his Sicilian grandmother’s cooking in her basement kitchen. These formative years influenced Frank to attend the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park. After graduation, his journey continued while making pizza at Giacomo’s with Chef Nate Appleman in the Hudson Valley, and at Roberta’s in Bushwick. These experiences coalesced in the successful opening of Best Pizza in Williamsburg.
Best Pizza’s distinctive Brooklyn flavor and style has made Frank in-demand across the globe. To date, Frank has helped bring a taste of Brooklyn to projects in Hong Kong, London, Toronto, and Los Angeles.