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Celebrate the art of authentic Italian pizza making in a fun, casual atmosphere where ALL are welcome. #Macolettany
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T.I.A. is a saying I always use. It stands for This is America. Only in America can you bring together the best of Italian-pizza making, the best American beer, the best wines from all over the world, exceptional service with a friendly face and attitude, an affordable check, and the quickest service possible! Pizza and drinks, family and friends, and a space where all are welcome. We find joy in bringing the best things together. We are diverse team situated in a diverse neighborhood and our mission is to bring together people from the neighborhood, the greater city, and out of town guests. Food, drinks, and fun unite us. Macoletta is a family-friendly place: we love kids and will be offering pizza classes on weekend mornings. Don’t worry—we will have some adult classes, too! Everyone loves to make pizza—I guess we are all kids at heart, when it comes to pizza.

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T.I.A è un acronimo che uso spesso! Sta per “This is America” (Questa è l’America). Solo in America infatti si possono riunire nello stesso ambiente la miglior pizza italiana, le migliori birre americane, i migliori vini provenienti da tutto il mondo, un servizio d’eccellenza, amichevole e spontaneo, un conto accessibile a tutti e un servizio il più rapido possibile. Pizza, birra e vino, famiglia e amici, in un luogo dove tutti si sento i benvenuti. Noi siamo felici di offrire solo il meglio ai nostri clienti. La nostra missione è quella di creare un luogo d’incontro per chi vive nel quartiere, ma anche per chi viene da altre zone della città o addirittura da fuori. Cibo, buon bere e divertimento sotto lo stesso tetto. Macoletta è inoltre il luogo ideale anche per le famiglie: noi amiamo i bambini e offriremo corsi di cucina per imparare a fare la pizza durante il fine settimana. Non preoccupatevi, faremo dei corsi anche per gli adulti! Perché alla fine, tutti amiamo prepararla: quando si tratta di pizza torniamo tutti un po’ bambini.

Made Of 100% Pure Natural Jute, A Natural Vegetable Fiber
Made Of 100% Pure Natural Jute, A Natural Vegetable Fiber

 

 Timeline:  

  • 1910: Macola Bakery, Camposampiero, Italy  
  • 1982: Pizza lover born in Kouba, Algeria (Walid) 
  • 1984: Pizza lover born in Camposampiero, Italy (Fabio) 
  • 2007: Walid and Fabio met in New York City and began dreaming up this project 
  • 2016: Macoletta Camposampiero was born
  • 2017: Spring 2017: Business Plan completed March-June: Searched for Perfect location in Astoria, NY 
  • August 2017: Signed lease
The perfect classic look with a contrast underbill as engineered by Nike and featuring Macoletta logo
The perfect classic look with a contrast underbill as engineered by Nike and featuring Macoletta logo

 

Nike Men's Black Dri-FIT S/S Pebble Texture Polo
Nike Men's Black Dri-FIT S/S Pebble Texture Polo

 

Shop in style with fun shopping bag. This durable bag can fit your groceries or anything else you need to carry around town and it’s 100% reusable and recyclable
Shop in style with fun shopping bag. This durable bag can fit your groceries or anything else you need to carry around town and it’s 100% reusable and recyclable

 

 

Suitable for men and women. 100% Washed Cotton Twill Crown, Cotton Twill Sweatband. Mesh back with adjustable plastic snap tab closure.
Suitable for men and women. 100% Washed Cotton Twill Crown, Cotton Twill Sweatband. Mesh back with adjustable plastic snap tab closure.

 

This is not a boring t-shirt, it’s the coolest shirt around town. Women's T-shirt half sleeve, round neck, straight bottom. V-neck, sleeves and cut-outs. 100% flamed cotton. Slim fit. MADE IN ITALY.
This is not a boring t-shirt, it’s the coolest shirt around town. Women's T-shirt half sleeve, round neck, straight bottom. V-neck, sleeves and cut-outs. 100% flamed cotton. Slim fit. MADE IN ITALY.

 

Pizza Box
Pizza Box

 

Risks and challenges

Opening a restaurant, especially in New York City, is not a small undertaking. We know this, have thought about it a lot, have studied the market extensively, and done our financial homework. That’s why we’ve decided our investment is a good one, and yours will be, too. That said, we know there will bump and hurdles along the way as we enter construction and receive our permits and licenses.
Should any issues arise, please know we promise to keep you posted. Know that we are exceptionally hard-working people committed to this project 100%.

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    For our home chefs, cook in style with a Macoletta apron. Made Of 100% Cotton. Large Front Pocket. 35" Tie Straps

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    Pizza Class for Two

    Have fun learning to make pizza. Interact with our pizzaiola (our pizza chef); hand-make the dough; choose whatever toppings you want, and see how fast it cooks in our oven. We will send you home with Italian flour, tomato sauce and instructions on how to make pizza at home in your own oven. Perfect for a pair friends, or a couple looking for a unique date.

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    Kids Pizza Party for up to Ten Kids

    Learn how to make pizza! Kids get to make the dough from scratch, stretch it, and then choose whatever toppings they like to put on their own personal pizza. Served with a special Nutella pizza dessert!

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    Have the restaurant to yourself. Enjoy a private party with an open bar, appetizer, personal pizza, and dessert for each guest.

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    Trip to Northern Italy!

    Try the finest Italian wines and authentic Venetian cuisine at the original Macoletta, La Macoletta in Camposampiero, Italy. Enjoy the best cappuccino you have ever had at Macola Bakery. Visit our friend, Alberto Vedelago, legendary tailor and have a handmade suit (male or female) custom-made for you. Spend an afternoon with our friends in La Cantina Bignotti, learning about sparkling wine (Francia Corta) in beautiful, picturesque Brescia, Italy. This trip includes airfare, the above mentioned items, and accommodation for ten nights.

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