Review: Carlsbad’s Del Lusso pizzeria serves authentic Italian food, by way of Canada

Del Lusso Napoletana Pizzeria in Carlsbad takes its pizza very seriously. All of its pizza flour, tomatoes, olive oil, cured meats and cheeses are imported from Italy, and its pizza recipes were developed on-site by Naples-born consulting chef Gianni Gallucci of Chicago, who won first place in the Neapolitan division at the 2017 Caputo Cup Championship, one of the largest pizza competitions in the U.S.

So why is one of the most popular items on the 20-month-old restaurant’s menu a poutine appetizer?

That’s the creation of Walter Wong, the restaurant’s Canadian-born owner and convivial host. A child of Chinese immigrants, Wong is a self-trained chef who grew up in an ethnically mixed neighborhood of Montreal around Italians, Greeks, French and Arabs. From a young age he developed a passion for Mediterranean cuisine, and after a long career in the software and retail industries, the Carlsbad resident achieved his lifelong dream

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Iowa pizzeria serves up breakfast pizza with Froot Loops and cheese

Remember when pineapple was one of the most controversial pizza toppings?

Fong’s Pizza, a pizzeria based in Iowa, is now gaining attention for its most recent addition to the breakfast menu: a Froot Loops pizza.

The pizza, which is listed as “Loopy Fruits Pizza” on their menu, consists of a sweet cream cheese sauce base topped with mozzarella and, of course, a layer of Froot Loops along with a drizzle of Greek yogurt and condensed milk.

The pizza, which is now a permanent pie at the Forest Avenue location of Fong’s Pizza, has become a controversial topic on social media. Much like Villa Italian Kitchen’s pumpkin spice pizza in and Rhino’s Pizzeria and Deli’s dill pickle pizza, people are perplexed by the combination of pizza and the sugary breakfast cereal.

After the Des Moines Register shared an article last week about the pizza and tweeted it out,

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