Why was Google celebrating pizza?

Google was paying homage to pizza through their daily Doodle, also known as, the fun little design around the Google logo that changes to honor something or someone. This week, it was fun - albeit quite hard!- : a pizza-slicing game in order to celebrate different kinds of pizza from all over the world! The game asked you to cut a whole pizza into a certain number of slices, making sure to get specific toppings on each. As you level...

Italian Food Guide: Types of Pasta

Between noodles, lasagna, sauces and sometimes a little wine, meetings always get better when they have Italian pasta and sauces! Did you know that there are over 300 varieties of pasta in Italian cuisine?  Yes, it 's true! That's why Pesto Craft has decided to bring together for you some of the most popular types of pasta - and you can find some of them on our menu. Spaghetti Spaghetti is a type of thin and long noodles, extremely consumed around the...

3 Reasons to Drink Wine in Winter

We know that you don't need a reason to drink wine but enjoying a good glass on the coldest nights makes the drink even more delicious, doesn't it? Nobody can resist a good wine when the temperature drops, both in romantic encounters and family gatherings. Enjoyed with friends or even alone, the drink harmonizes with the thickest dishes typical of winter, such as soups, fondues, pastas, risottos and meats, in addition to being a great accompaniment to watch movies and...

Pizza: The Perfect Food For A Celebration

Is there anything better than getting friends together? Thinking about inviting friends over for dinner is always a lot of fun. But for some people, thinking about the dishes to offer in the evening may be unexciting. How about taking this opportunity to order a delicious Pesto Craft pizza in the comfort of your own home? There are several advantages to ordering delivery. You'll enjoy more time with your friends, you'll avoid a huge mess in the kitchen, you'll be...

How do People Eat Pizza Around The World

Pizza is a food present in almost every country in the world. But, as is to be expected, it undergoes some changes from place to place. The reasons are the most diverse: cultural, behavioral and even religious issues. Out of curiosity, PestoCraft will show you how people eat pizza around the world so you can be inspired when you come to visit our restaurant with your family! U.S In Chicago you find a pizza that is like a pie stuffed with a...

The Most Requested Pizza Flavors in Italy

“The simpler the better” is the legacy of Italians when it comes to pizza. In Italy pizzas are traditional and minimalist, without much combination of ingredients. The dish is served individually and in the pizzerias there are about 15 flavors on the menu, all with a few fillings on top of the cheese. There, the true value of the dish is in the dough – open by hand and with a more artisanal and irregular format. Because it has less...

Herbs, Spices and Condiments From Italian Cuisine

Some of Italy's most classic preparations have basil. The plant, which has more than 165 species and was already known and used by Greeks and Romans, is a fundamental part of local cuisine, in recipes such as caprese salad, accompanied by buffalo mozzarella and tomato, and the traditional pesto sauce, classic Genoese that have the leaf mixed with olive oil, Parmesan and walnuts. However, it is not just basil that makes the flavor of Italian food. There are many spices...

Discover the types of cheese most used in pizzas

Are you also a pizza lover? So, surely you must have already thought about the ingredients of this food that is so consumed in the world. Perhaps the most important of all is the cheese. Discover now the types of cheese most used in pizzas! Mozzarella is considered the best cheese for pizza for a few reasons: its delicate flavor, its smooth and elastic texture, as well as its excellent ability to blend with other ingredients. The texture comes mainly from...

Benefits of Basil Leaves You Must Know

Well known and used in the world of gastronomy, basil provides a unique flavor to pasta, sauces and salads. Overall, it is an herb used in many recipes also due to its unmistakable aroma. With the scientific name of Ocimum Basilicum, basil is an aromatic herb native to Asia, whose cultivation extends practically all over the world. It became a true icon in Mediterranean cuisine and ended up becoming one of the most important spices in Italian cuisine. The many varied...

Why does California pizza have a place in Americans’ hearts?

California is also proud of its pizza. You've probably never heard of California-style pizza unless you're a Westerner in the United States. There is no way to think about California cuisine and not mention the Californian style of pizza. This pizza is in vogue on the west coast and is quite remarkable. Check out today's article and learn more about this special pizza: What is California pizza? California pizza focuses more on the size of the portion you receive than on specific cooking...

Craft Beer – everything you need to know!

San Diego: the American capital of craft beer There are countless reasons that bring tourists to the city of San Diego, on the West Coast of California. Among them, the more than 100 km of beaches, the incredible landscapes of the desert, mountains, parks and nature reserves, the mild climate most of the year, the hustle of the California night and, of course, the dozens of craft breweries scattered throughout the region. With a strong and traditional foundation, craft beer production...

The most consumed pizza flavors in Italy

Some say that, although it did not originate there, pizzas from Italy are pioneers in terms of their unique flavor. With few ingredients and handcrafted preparation, the pizza fillings can be varied and please any palate. While in the United States a juicy pizza has a good amount of well melted and spread mozzarella, the mozzarella in Italian pizzas shows its particular value. Buffalo mozzarella, with less fat and preservatives, in addition to not competing with the taste of tomatoes,...

Pizza and Wine: 8 delicious combinations

With the rush of everyday life, sometimes the best way to satisfy your hunger is to order a pizza, isn't it? You can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, have dinner with the family and even invite some friends to share 8 pieces, or more, of pure flavor. Now, if you want to turn this moment into a much more special experience, how about adding wine to the menu? The pairing of pizza and wine is considered...

When is gluten bad for your health?

Gluten is nothing more than the protein network that forms when we combine wheat proteins with water and energy during preparation. It is what gives the dough its elasticity and texture and helps in its growth. It is not only from wheat that gluten is formed: rye, barley and their derivatives, such as malt, also produce the substance during the preparation of food and beverages. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the composition of processed foods. Malt, for...

Mediterranean Cuisine: healthy and tasty

Did you know that Italy is one of the healthiest countries in the world? And no less. Mediterranean cuisine combines the lightness of fresh food with the flavor of herbs and special spices to create a true explosion of flavors. The use of natural products, aligned with an unrivaled flavor and aroma makes Mediterranean cuisine one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world. The origin of Mediterranean cuisine is not known for sure, but we can say with...

It is possible to eat delicious dishes without any guilt

There are great myths that question whether pasta is a healthy dish, which causes many to exclude this food from their diet. However, there is no lack of reasons to continue eating it. Far from being the villain, pasta is a great source of energy and one of the pillars of Mediterranean cuisine, which is considered one of the healthiest and most balanced in the world. But most people prefer refined pasta, which means the wheat grain has been stripped...

10 fun facts about pizza you might not know

When we are enjoying a recipe as simple and delicious as pizza, we can hardly imagine that it is the protagonist of so many unique facts and interesting stories around the world. To further enrich your knowledge and show you the curiosities of this incredible delicacy, we've selected 10 facts about pizza that you probably don't know yet. Check it out below! 1- In the US, every second 350 slices of pizza are tasted Americans love pizza so much that they...

Pesto Craft: Healthy and Delicious Italian Food for All Tastes

You may have noticed that health is in fashion. The word "healthy" is everywhere! However, unfortunately our society confuses health with thinness. That’s why when it comes to healthy food the first thing that comes to our mind is plain salads. Just green leaves and nothing else. Or those tasteless dishes with weird ingredients that you've never heard of but which are supposed to do some good for your health.  Healthy meals are usually associated with unappetizing dishes which do not...

Everything you need to know about salads!

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the salad? Salads are a world-renowned dish in the gastronomic culture of many countries, but salads have come a long way since they became popular all over the world.  The first signs of salad consumption date back to 600 BC among Persians. This dish was also present in the cuisine of Ancient Egypt, where the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, such as lettuce, was very common. It was not the dish as we know...

Discover why prioritize fresh food in your meals

Every food you consume affects your health, both positively and negatively. Adopting a balanced diet is important, but choosing fresh foods is the first step towards a healthier routine. But how do you know what “fresh food” is? That's easy! They are all those foods that are ready for consumption without undergoing any changes after they leave nature, such as vegetables, legumes, fruits, tubers and roots. You might be asking yourself: why choose “fresh food” when processed foods are much cheaper...

How about trying a vegan or vegetarian pizza at Pesto Craft Italian Kitchen?

At Pesto Craft we have delicious vegan and vegetarian pizza for you and your family. Even if you're not vegan/vegetarian, we highly recommend you give it a try. Here we like to encourage the love you have for pizza with a variety of options. Want to customize your own vegan or vegetarian pizza? At Pesto Craft you can create yours and enjoy what you love most about pizza. Find the diversity of healthy Italian food and eat guilt free. See our...

Everything you need to know about wine

Wine is a perfect accompaniment to any type of food, but especially Italian. At PestoCraft we’re very passionate about good wine, which is why on our menu you’ll not only find Italians, but a selection of some of the best wines from several other countries. Thinking about this passion, we decided to bring you a complete content about wines! Get ready because you’ll come out of this reading a true expert! How and where did the wine come from? The love for...

What is the relation between veganism and sustainability?

If you are concerned with selecting your garbage, generating less waste, consuming products from eco friendly companies and with the origin of the materials you use in your day-to-day life, you are really on the right path to a more sustainable life. However, have you thought about taking a step further on this journey and adhere to veganism? For those who don’t know, veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all...

Pizza & Movies: the perfect combination!

Is there anything better than enjoying a movie while eating a delicious pizza? With that in mind, PestoCraft selected 3 incredible films - that has everything to do with pizza! - for you to watch with your family and friends! The first film on our list is Mr. Deeds, a 2002 film starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. He tells the story of a multimillionaire who ends up dying when climbing Mount Everest. As he was neither married nor had...

Have you ever stopped to think about the variety of Italian cuisine?

Italian cuisine can be considered one of the most delicious in the world. With engaging and delicious dishes, it’s reported that Italians are responsible for the creation, from ice cream to coffee with milk, not to mention pizza and the improvement of the preparation of pasta. There's a lot of variety! Did you know that one of the cultures that left most legacies for Italy was the Arab? They introduced, in the region of Sicily, the use of sugar, rice,...

Discover the Two Most Famous Salads In The World

The European taste for salads and culinary specialties, mainly French and Italian, resulted in a wide variety of leaves, vegetables, spices and sauces, which culminated in the creation of several salad options, including some of the most traditional ones, which are appreciated worldwide . Probably the most famous salad is the caesar salad, traditionally made with leaves, grated parmesan cheese, anchovies, croutons and caesar sauce. The creator of caesar salad was Caesar Cardini, an Italian chef who emigrated to Mexico where...

3 Amazing Places to Visit in Mission Valley

Thinking about dining at PestoCraft in Mission Valley? How about spending the day here and enjoying all that the neighborhood has to offer. Check out 3 must-see tips for what to do in Mission Valley! 1- SeaWorld - San Diego From diving tours to interactive shows and multi-million-gallon aquariums, this is a theme park that provides a true encounter with nature - especially with marine animals! At SeaWorld you can learn more about the underwater world and encounter walruses, sea lions,...

Did you know that we just opened our second location?

Pesto Craft is now in Mission Valley! We have just opened our new restaurant which is located inside the Westfield Mission Valley Shopping Center, between CAVA and Mendocino Farms. We’re in a perfect location for those who want to spend the day shopping at the best stores, such as Bloomingdale's, Marshalls and Ulta Beauty and then stop by for a delicious pizza with a wonderful glass of wine. The shopping complex in which Pesto Craf is located also has the best...

5 curiosities about Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine, so loved and appreciated worldwide, is one of the richest and most delicious of all. It’s not for nothing that it’s super diverse and has a very wide variety of dishes: the country is divided into more than 20 regions, each with one or more typical dishes. We’ve separated 5 curiosities for you to know a little more about Italian gastronomy! 1- Bruschetta - a 100% Italian antipasto If you have never tasted a bruschetta, then you don't really...

PestoCraft – Mission Valley: reframing the term “healthy”

You may have noticed that health is in fashion. The word "healthy" is everywhere! However, unfortunately our society confuses health with thinness. That’s why when it comes to healthy food the first thing that comes to our mind is plain salads. Just green leaves and nothing else. Or those tasteless dishes with weird ingredients that you've never heard of but which are supposed to do some good for your health.  Healthy meals are usually associated with unappetizing dishes which do not...