An authentic but unique Milano gourmet pizza is the beginning of the Ambrogio15 story. A special dough recipe, an innovative pizza-making process, high-quality Italian ingredients, a holistic approach to the food and beverage world, a focus on sustainable agriculture and farming, along with a deep love for Milano, where Andrea, Giacomo, and Luca grew up, and for San Diego, where they studied, worked and became who they are now. These are some of the concepts that make up the Ambrogio15 project. The idea was born in both Milano and San Diego, in the minds and the hearts of three young Italian guys who decided to leave the corporate world to begin a new adventure of passion, friendship, and a bit of foolishness.
It was 2014, on a rainy day in Milano, when Luca called Giacomo and Andrea, at the office where the three of them worked as strategic consultants for prestigious firms, and proposed the crazy idea: “What if we moved back to San Diego and opened a Pizzeria? But not just any Pizzeria; let’s do something different — let’s show San Diegans, and everyone else, what a pizza-dining experience can be.”
The three entrepreneurs spent more than a year developing their main product — a special paper-thin-crust pizza — along with its variations: the thicker whole-wheat pizza, the soft Nuvola (Cloud) Focaccia, and the crunchy-crust Scrocchiarella. Conducting taste tests all over Italy, they created a new and original recipe that combined the best of every single pizza. They perfected recipes after hundreds of trials, selecting ingredients from the top small-scale, organic, and sustainable producers and farmers in Italy — mozzarella from the Consorzio della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, aged Parma Prosciutto, DOP (controlled destination of origin) cheeses and cold cuts, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar from Modena, biodynamic wines, and craft beers.
At the same time, they began to work with renowned Italian architects to create an atmosphere in the pizzeria that resembled their hometown of Milano — the capital of design and fashion — bringing the city’s hip style and vibe to San Diego. It was a new concept, completely different from the traditional Italian restaurants.
A modern and cozy atmosphere together with high-quality pizzas, other delicious food, and a fun service, enriched by the stories behind each product, make Ambrogio15 a must for anyone who wants to enjoy a truly unique Italian Pizza dining experience.