Ribbon cutting: Pizzicata, the first authentic Roman ‘Pinsere’ in Arizona

CAREFREE – The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 11, for Pizzicata Restoranti Pizzeria, which is located in the Historic Spanish Village.

Owners Federico and Viola Venturini moved from Umbria, Italy to open Pizzicata.

The restaurant is the first official “Pinsere,” which is a traditional Roman take on pizza that has a crispy crust and is made from all natural, GMO-free products. The name Pinsa comes from the Latin word Pinsere, which means “stretch-spread out,” and is an old Roman recipe that pre-dates pizza, according to the owners.

Owners of Pizzicata, Federico and Viola Venturini, cutting the ribbon at the ceremony on Oct. 11, in the Town of Carefree with Mayor Peterson.
(Photo courtesy of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce)

“Pinsa is far more digestible than pizza due to its different dough hydration,” Pizzicata’s website states. “The water used for the dough is always cold and the dough has less carbohydrates and fat. Wheat, soy and rice are the recipe main ingredients.”

The new restaurant also features pasta made in-house daily and authentic Itallian gelato. It also serves beer, wine and cocktails.

Pizzicata is located at 7212 E. Ho Road in Carefree. For more information visit PizzacataUSA.com or call 480-488-2848.