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Best of the Bay 2009

Best of the Bay 2009

1/22/2010

Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar is nominated for BEST PIZZA in the bay area.   KRON 4, and "Best of the Bay" recently filmed an entire episode at the restaurant.  Follow this link to watch the show!!!

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Slice of Kianti's

Slice of Kianti's

1/22/2010

Located by the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk area, A Slice of Kianti's stands boldly amongst fellow businesses with its vibrant colors and welcoming atmosphere.

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The Festival Italiano does it right -- with sausage on a stick!

The Festival Italiano does it right -- with sausage on a stick!

9/22/2009

The Festival Italiano at Belmar, which took place this past Saturday and Sunday, has quickly become one of the best festivals in Denver.

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Expired But Not Unplugged

Expired But Not Unplugged

9/14/2005

The waitstaff at Kianti's already fuss over Keeley like he's Bill Clinton, and they have good reason. Keeley may be termed out of the Assembly, but he's still very much a political player--and everybody in town knows it.

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The Best Gets Better

The Best Gets Better

8/27/2008

The finals were held at the Rockin' Finals Party on Wednesday night, with members of the World Pizza Champions announcing the winners.

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Visit Santa Cruz County

Visit Santa Cruz County

8/27/2008

The vision of Tracy and Kelly was a triumph as soon as Kianti's Pizza & Pasta Bar's doors opened in January 2004 and continues to be a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Dine in their restaurant and the success speaks for itself.

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Value lunches: downtown Santa Cruz

Value lunches: downtown Santa Cruz

1/22/2010

Most people appreciate good values, and with today’s economy that’s never been more true. For those who live or work in Downtown Santa Cruz, here are some recommended restaurants for value lunches.

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Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images

Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images

3/1/2007

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Video of Justin

Video of Justin

1/22/2010

World Pizza Champion Acrobat Justin Wadstein at the Showboat Italian Festival.

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Seth's Pix

Seth's Pix

8/27/2008

Justin Wadstein from the US performs during the acrobatic pizza event.

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A Pizza the Action

9/21/2006

"It's unbelievable what he can do with pizza dough."

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Dough Tossing

Dough Tossing

10/17/2006

Justin Wadstein, a 19-year-old pizzaiolo from Santa Cruz, California, edged out the competition with his pizza tossing tricks to win the individual freestyle acrobatic portion.

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Tossing dough quite a show

9/12/2007

There may not be a tightrope or a trapeze involved, but Wadstein can balance on a soccer ball while tossing dough, spin three pizzas through his legs at once and flip pizzas while lying on his back.

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World Pizza Champions: Justin Wadstein Interview 2006

8/27/2008

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Justin Wadstein on YouTube

8/27/2008

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World Pizza Team trains Food Network host

8/27/2008

The World Pizza Champions pizza team joined with the Food Network show Glutton for Punishment to train the show's host in the art of pizza acrobatics.

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The Art of Pizza

The Art of Pizza

8/27/2008

Justin Wadstein Gold Medalist 2007 Salsomaggiore

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Lights! Camera! Extras! Role call may get you "Nowhere" fast

9/13/2007

World-champion pizza acrobat Justin Wadstein spins the dough.

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Bruno makes good with pizza judges

8/27/2008

Justin Wadstein, an acrobatic dough tosser from California, won the individual gold medal, as did the World Pizza Champions team.

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Game Time!

Game Time!

8/27/2008

Schuurman will represent Kianti's Pizza and Pasta Bar in Santa Cruz, California, also home to past gold medalist Justin Wadstein. Wadstein will compete in the masters division at Expo, and if Schuurman wins the first division, he says he'll have the opportunity to compete against Wadstein.

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Bustling, noisy and fun establishment serving homemade Italian food, pasta, brick-oven thin crust pizzas and fine beer and wine.

8/27/2008

Bustling, noisy and fun establishment serving homemade Italian food, pasta, brick-oven thin crust pizzas and fine beer and wine. Affordable, casual, relaxed, and busy. Filling salads and endless choices of pasta and toppings make this place popular with picky eaters. House specialty is homemade lasagna made daily. The pizza flipper behind the counter maneuvers in ways you have never seen before. He came in second at the world championship pizza Olympics in Las Vegas. This establishment is just fun. Individual pizzas are $9-12, most entrees are $8-11. 1100 Pacific Ave. at Cathcart St. Daily 11am to 10pm

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America Brings Home the Gold at the World Pizza Championships in Italy

5/1/2008

Justin Wadstein of Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta in Santa Cruz, CA brought home the Bronze Medal in the Single Acrobatic Category.

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Annual North Beach Festival in San Francisco

6/10/2008

While pizza-tossing champion Tony Gemignani is in Italy this year, the festival's traditional pizza toss will go on, with champs Justin Wadstein and Jay Shuurman.

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CBS4 Anchors Learn How To Toss Pizza Like A Pro

8/27/2008

Watch this video on CBS4 Anchors Learning How To Toss Pizza Like A Pro from Justin Wadstein.

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International Pizza Expo 2007 was quite an experience!

International Pizza Expo 2007 was quite an experience!

8/27/2008

In the acrobatics event, a friendly coastal rivalry continued to brew as Giorgio Giove of Staten Island, New York, and Justin Wadstein, of Santa Cruz, California, once again took the top two spots. They've become the dominant pizza acrobats of the day and, as usual, their scores were close again this year. Giove edged Wadstein by scoring 148 of a possible 150 points. Wadstein, meanwhile, tallied 145 points.

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6 Medals Won at the Pizza Olympics in Italy

5/4/2007

Beating out 40 other competitors, Justin Wadstein won the Gold for individual Acrobatic. With 97 points out of a possible 100, Justin became only the 2nd American to claim Gold for Individual Acrobatic.

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World Champion to spin dough at Festival Italiano

World Champion to spin dough at Festival Italiano

8/28/2007

There isn't one stunt world champion pizza dough acrobat Justin Wadstein hasn't tried. He can throw dough lying on his back, spin it with his feet and stand blindfolded on a ball while spinning dough.

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Boardwalk is 100, but still thrills

Boardwalk is 100, but still thrills

7/7/2007

We enjoyed the family-friendly Italian restaurant Kianti's Pizza and Pasta Bar, 1100 Pacific Ave. The kids got balls of dough to smoosh as well as a jaw-dropping look at Kianti's world-class dough guy swirling raw dough high into the air.

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Filling The Void

Filling The Void

1/21/2004

The new Kianti's has arrived to fill downtown's pizza and pasta-bar needs. Manga!

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Four Time World Champion Pizza Acrobat

Four Time World Champion Pizza Acrobat

6/9/2007

Take a look at the biography of World Pizza Champions's Justin Wadstein

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Pizza & Pasta on Pacific

Pizza & Pasta on Pacific

2/4/2004

Kiantiís Pizza and Pasta Bar on Pacific Avenue has been open about a month and, already, customers are picking out their favorite items.

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Santa Cruz Goldies 2006: Critics Pick

Santa Cruz Goldies 2006: Critics Pick

6/4/2006

Kianti's very own, Justin Wadstein, wond the award for Best Pizza Tosser.

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That's entertainment: Cooks fling pizzas, and servers sing and dance at Kianti's

That's entertainment: Cooks fling pizzas, and servers sing and dance at Kianti's

5/1/2005

Justin Wadstein is the fourth-best pizza thrower in the world, and you can see him most nights at Kianti's restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz. The Pacific Avenue pizza, pasta and wine bar also has good pizza, especially good calzone and moderate prices to match its family atmosphere. Last week, a heated patio hitched on to Kianti's many virtues.

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Awards

Santa Cruz Goldies 2008

Santa Cruz Goldies 2008

1/22/2010

Bronze for Best Italian Restaurant
Bronze for Best Outdoor Seating

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Santa Cruz Goldies 2007: Food & Drink

Santa Cruz Goldies 2007: Food & Drink

6/5/2007

The Goldies 2007 are out and Kianti's Pizza & Pasta bar won the bronze for Best Italian!

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