What to Know
NY's first annual Pizza Festival takes place this year in The Bronx's Little Italy district
Over 20 chefs from around the country will feature their pizza for the two-day festival
The festival starts on October 6 at noon and runs through Sunday at 4 p.m.
Your favorite slice of New York City pizza could have some competition from the world's best this weekend.
That's because more than 20 pizzamakers from across the globe -- and even the birthplace of what is now the Big Apple's signature food -- are descending on the Bronx for the New York Pizza Festival this weekend.
The five boroughs will be well represented at the festival, with Domenico de Marco of Brooklyn's famed Di Fara Pizza probably the most notable New York pizzaiolo in attendance.
Other pizzamakers from California to Georgia will be in attendance to feed the 20,000 expected guests. Several pizzaioli from Naples, Italy are also expected to join.
The Belmont Business Improvement District is hosting the event, which is modeled after the world’s largest pizza celebration, Napoli Pizza Village in Naples.
Although the pizza takes center stage, attendees will also be able to enjoy live music, wine, beer and Italian espresso.
The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The event is free to enter, but you'll need to buy tickets to for slices of pizza. Get more info at nycpizzafestival.com.