We had the good fortune of connecting with Ivan Capasso and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ivan, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
What inspires me the most is passion. I have been to numerous restaurants and food stands where you can taste the difference in the cuisine between a passionate chef, and those who cook without a care. I wake up every morning inspired by a dream to show my passion to the world through my food, and bring with me a tradition that is embedded in Italian history for centuries before me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a family business (and yes, we are literally only family in the business), we value the idea of treating each one of our clients as if they were one of us. We value those who are interested in learning more about the specific processes in which we use to make our pizzas, or a product that is unknown to them, but also cherish those who stick to the “classics”: those who know what they like. In either case, we aim to provide an experience, rather than a hurried meal. We are still brand new–inching slowly towards our first year–so every day is a learning experience for us. There are good days and bad, highs and lows, but we stick together and follow our collective dream.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my family and friends who have helped me get to where I am today. Without everyone’s endless support, I would not have had the confidence to start my business journey.

Instagram: @italiapastaepizza

Facebook: Italia Pasta E Pizza

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