How this Pizza Pioneer is Building his Empire like an Athlete

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Interview with Anthony Mangieri, founder of Una Pizza Napoletana and Genio Della Frozen Pizza, about his unorthodox approach to building a business and scaling a CPG brand.

Anthony Mangieri proves that two brands can be built simultaneously, but still separate.

As the founder of Una Pizza Napoletana — and now Genio Della Pizza — he has redefined success in the pizza world through relentless hard work, authenticity, and strategic growth. Just like an athlete.

Mangieri's journey involves a high level of grit and determination. Having moved his pioneering Napoletana-style Una Pizza and navigating a number of iterations before settling in the single Lower East Side location, Magieri built his pizza empire with the same discipline and sacrifice that an athlete dedicates to their sport.

The famous pizza chef worked to limit distractions as much as possible.