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Pinsa: The Next Big Thing in Pizza

In-Person Program

Weekend Lecture/Seminar

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0460
Via Roma, 4531 Telfair Blvd
Camp Springs, MD 20746
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Via Roma’s Biagio Cepollaro and Tonino Topolino

Please Note: This program conducted in person and is designed for participants that live in the DC Metro Region.

Advisory for Ticket Holders: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation in this program.

There are many kinds of pizza to try in the D.C. area: Neapolitan, New York slices, Detroit-style squares, and more. But have you tried pinsa? It’s a Roman-style pizza made with dough that blends rice, soy, and wheat. It proofs up to 72 hours and contains 90 percent water, making it lighter than traditional pizza. Pinsa comes from Latin “pinsere” meaning “push the dough by hands,” and while the variety is still pretty much unknown both in Italy and in the United States, it is starting to catch on with fans.

Via Roma is the first “pinseria” in Maryland. Partner and operator Biagio Cepollaro and chef partner Tonino Topolino both hail proudly from Naples and their shared passion for pizza has culminated in a restaurant that reflects the ambiance, colors, and vibrancy of the beautiful thoroughfare Via Roma in their hometown. In addition to pinsa, the restaurant’s menu features homemade pasta and other Italian staples like arancini, meatballs, and tiramisu.

Join Cepollaro and Topolino for a three-course lunch featuring the next big thing in pizza. Between courses, hear about the origins of pinsa and why the partners brought it to the area, as well as how each dish is prepared and how you might replicate it at home.

Lunch includes an appetizer, pinsa, and dessert; alcohol is not included but available for purchase.

General Information

  • Registration for this program will end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, May 20, 2022.
  • The program is held at Via Roma, 4531 Telfair Blvd., Camp Springs, Maryland 20746.
  • Parking is available in front of the restaurant. The closest Metro station is Branch Avenue on the Green line (about a 9-minute walk to the restaurant).