Pizza Fest in Zagreb’s Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana

Delicious pizzas, great music, and refreshing drinks are the main features of a new gastro adventure in Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana in Zagreb. Starting from June 23, until Sunday, July 7, the creators of Fuliranje and Burger Festival,

Kokoš ili jaje agency, are turning their fantasy into reality by organizing Pizza Fest. Experienced pizza enthusiasts that have made appearances at many Croatian and European food festivals will be there to present you with irresistible variations of this globally loved traditional Italian food. Some 15 different pizza flavors from Romana, Napoletana to Siciliana will be offered to visitors to taste, find their favorite pizza flavor, and fall in love with them. 

Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić
Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić

Great music, refreshing drinks, and irresistible flavors of pizzas – a recipe for a great time out

Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić
Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić

The Pizza Institute, with maestro Ivan Badžek as an art director, Pizzaiolo Eric as a dedicated executive manager that follows the creative ideas of Tomislav, presents 5 flavors. Apart from the classics and the eternal MaMargherite, visitors will get a chance to enjoy Pepperoni – a spicy variation with two kinds of sausages and chili, Pizzaiolo, a veggie rhapsody of plant-based flavors, and the White pizza with ample amounts of cheese and beet microgreens by Sergej from Vesela motika. 

Picnic mingle & fun-photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Picnic mingle & fun-photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

Picnic ekipa (The Picnic gang) presents six variations of pizza, inspired by legendary Roman pizza from Bonci and Antico Forno Roscioli pizzerias. Prepared with local and Italian ingredients, these beauties with catchy names: Furešta, Paška, Talijanka, Margherita, Istrijanka, and Dalmatinka, will attract all food lovers, and extraordinary tastes and flavors and an option to buy smaller bites (weighed in grams) will tempt all palates.  

Picnic, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Picnic, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

Beg’s Plant Based offers 4 original flavors with plant-based ingredients exclusively. For the first time, the visitors will get a chance to taste plant-based salmon, four kinds of cheese, and minced meat in reduced vermouth. In addition, the offer includes several cocktails like Grande Espresso Martini and a summer variation of the Fuliranje favorite – Kai Chai. Also, a rich selection of biodynamic wines from all over Europe will be offered.

Beg's plant based -Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić
Beg’s plant based -Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić

Beg's plant based -Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić
Beg’s plant based -Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić

 “Mafia” will also attend the Fest. Headed by Capo di tutti Capi – Marin Medak, directly from RougeMarin, Mafia will bring the tastes and flavors of their “home.” They prepared many variations of pizza Siciliana with picturesque names – Palermo, Capo di tutti Capi, Cosa Nostra, Racket Pizzo, and Familia. Yes, finger-licking food!

Rougemarin - Marin Medak, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Rougemarin – Marin Medak, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

Summer desserts from Le Kolač, a “sweet lab” of Robert Hromalić, will also feature toasted ice cream and Crepes Suzette that will fill you with joy right from the first bite. 

Rougemarin-COSA NOSTRA, Rougemarin, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Rougemarin-COSA NOSTRA, Rougemarin, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

Rougemarin- CAPO DI TUTTI I CAPI, , photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Rougemarin- CAPO DI TUTTI I CAPI, , photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

 Now, if you are asking yourself what is there to drink, just go to the Wine Bar and look for the answer. You will find a selection of the best from the Šoškić Winery there. Or you may go to Gingle Bells for a cocktail by G3 Spirits. Rakijarnica could also be your choice with an added value since Designer Outlet Croatia gives away a Day 10%-Discount Card (for all goods sold at the outlet) with every cocktail. All in all, you name it, Pizza Fest has it – chilled Staropramen, Jamnica, and Coca-Cola soft drinks. However, this is not all because the gang in the Aperol vehicle is offering refreshing beverages in the summer colors.

Cheffs - Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić
Cheffs – Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić

Music is a special pizza topping

And on top of everything, our DJs will be there to spice up the event. Robert Mareković, the legend, will open this eleven-day music marathon with his recognizable rhythm of swing, rock&roll, and twist. On Friday, DJ Ozren Kanceljak Kanca will take over, and Stanko Bondža and William Collins over the weekend. The culmination leading to the end of the week will belong to DJ Mathiia, DJ Patrik and DJ Dadoo, DJ Hrwoe and Bocca Sofistifunk, and Jazzozo will close the Fest with his jazz, funk, disco, and house grooves.

Institut za pizzu- Photo by Sandro Sklepić, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Institut za pizzu- Photo by Sandro Sklepić, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

 On Saturday, June 25, Dorica 505, a famous influencer, will wonder the Pizza Fest to choose the best summer outfit and surprise its owner with a Designer Outlet Croatia gift voucher worth 1000 HRK. So “get dressed” and be there or be square. (For more details, please visit https://www.instagram.com/dorica505/ and https://www.designeroutletcroatia.com/.)

Institut za pizzu- Photo by Sandro Sklepić, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Institut za pizzu- Photo by Sandro Sklepić, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

And if you are in a creative mood, spend your Sunday afternoon, June 26, 18:00 to 20:30, taking photos of pizzas and drinking wine. Art Bottega invites you to Pineli&Vino. (More info on https://fb.me/e/26uSU6UIR)

Rougemarin, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Rougemarin, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

Also, first time in Croatia, it is possible to order and pay with smartphones by scanning QR codes. After ordering, you will receive a text revealing your order status. A bit later, one more text informs you that the order is ready. No more standing in the line and nervous tip-toeing. Enjoy yourself with your friends, pay with your mobile purse and get your order when they ping you. This digital option of ordering and paying, RO Rabbit, is provided by the Croatian-American start-up RoomOrders Inc. exclusively for the Festival. Those favoring a more traditional approach are welcome to use cash or cards. However, QR codes, exhibited everywhere, including the T-shirts of hostesses, will be the easiest and the most convenient solution. 

Le Kolač -Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić
Le Kolač -Pizza Fest Zagreb, Photo by Sandro Sklepić

Come with your friends, your love, kids, or family. Until July 3, there is an opportunity for you to try the pizza flavors of your dreams and relax because Wiener osiguranje will be there for you. Work hours of the Festival are from Noon to 02 a.m., and entry is free. 

Institut za pizzu- Pizza Pizzaioli, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Institut za pizzu- Pizza Pizzaioli, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

See you in Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana. For more info, please visit FB: https://web.facebook.com/pizzafestivalzagreb/ or www.pizzafestival.com and https://www.instagram.com/pizzafestivalzg/.

Institut za pizzu- Photo by Sandro Sklepić, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb
Institut za pizzu- Photo by Sandro Sklepić, photo credit by Pizza Fest Zagreb

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