Episode 20

Chef Daniele Uditi of Pizzana

Meet legendary pizza maker, Daniele Uditi! Daniele is the head chef at Pizzana in Los Angeles and a master of all things dough, sauce and cheese. Originally from Naples, Italy, Daniele was raised in a culinary family and spent years honing his craft abroad before traveling to the U.S. to pursue his passion for pizza. In this episode, Daniele and Kelly chat about:

  • What inspired Daniele’s legendary “slow dough” and how he perfected it with a 65-year-old starter
  • How Daniele has defined the neo-Neopolitan pizza style at Pizzana
  • Daniele’s reaction to the first slice of pizza he ever ate in the United States
  • How Daniele transforms classic Italian pasta dishes into pizza toppings
  • Daniele’s reinvention of pineapple on pizza, inspired by tacos al pastor 
Daniele Uditi of Pizzana restaurant

Show Guest

Daniele Uditi

Daniele Uditi is the LA-based master pizzaiolo and chef at Pizzana, a Neo-Neaopolitan pizzeria from Candace and Charles Nelson and partners Chris and Caroline O’Donnell with locations in Brentwood and West Hollywood. At Pizzana, Daniele shares his distinct interpretation of a Naples classic with a menu that finds inspiration from the local Los Angeles markets, as well as the traditions of his native Italy. 

Resources From This Episode

Pizzana Restaurant

Pizzana Catering


Pizzana on Instagram

Daniele Uditi on Instagram



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