Italian Chef Secrets: How to Make Perfect Thin Crust Pizza

Nick Anderer, Executive Chef / Partner, Marta & Maialino

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9 Videos (52m)
    • Introduction

    • Making Dough, Roman Style

    • Ingredients

    • Rolling the Dough

    • Dressing Your Pizza

    • Cooking Your Pizza

    • Getting Creative With Ingredients

    • Pizza Steel (for Crispy Crust at Home)

    • Let's Eat!


About This Class

Love thin-crust pizza? Eager to learn how to make it yourself? 

This mouthwatering 50-minute class with Nick Anderer, Chef/Partner of Marta and Maialino — two Roman-inspired restaurants that are part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City — walks you through how to make authentic Roman style pizza like the pros. 

Watch Nick's step-by-step process:

  • formula and techniques for making dough 
  • ingredients to dress your pizza, before and after the oven  
  • and finally, cooking your pie to perfection 

Once you learn the basics from Nick, you can put your own creative twist on it and start making your own custom pizzas at home! You’ll leave this class with a newfound appreciation for Roman-style thin crust pizza, and the skills you need to wow your guests at your next dinner party.

156 of 159 students recommendSee All

It's great to watch and have 1st hand experience of how a Roman style thin crust pizza is being done up. Very interesting and insightful. And it looks so yummy!
Great class for addressing basic details on dressing your pie, and demonstrating use of the peel to pick-up your pie and oven placement. There are so many classes on technique, but most miss the need to where to place your steel or stone when baking in a home oven.
Bill M.

Back To Cooking & Baking

I learned so much!! THANKS!





Nick Anderer

Executive Chef / Partner, Marta & Maialino

Nick Anderer is the Executive Chef and Partner at two NYC restaurants, Marta and Maialino.

Following his year in Italy, Nick landed at Gramercy Tavern where he cooked for six years (initially under Chef Tom Colicchio and then for Chef Michael Anthony). During his time at Gramercy Tavern, Nick reinvigorated the pasta program and developed a deep and lasting respect for ingredients and the farmers who grow them.

In 2009, Danny Meyer appointed Nick as the opening Executive Chef of Maialino where he later became a partner in 2012. This Roman-inspired trattoria overlooking Gramercy Park captures the warmth and comfort of a true neighborhood restaurant, with a menu that celebrates the team’s meaningful relationship with its local family of farmers and suppliers.  Since opening, Maialino has achieved both critical and popular acclaim, obtaining two stars from The New York Times, three stars fromNew York Magazine and four from Time Out NY.  Nick has appeared onThe Martha Stewart Show and The Cooking Channel’sUnique Eats, as well as in national publications like FOOD & WINE, Esquire andGQ.

In 2014, Nick and Maialino Manging Partner Terry Coughlin opened Marta, located at The Redbury New  York hotel. Marta reimagines and invents thin-crust pizzas both classic and new, and celebrates the tradition of cooking seasonal specials “alle brace” – over open embers.