Chris Bianco in “Chef’s Table: Pizza,” 2022. IMDb photo

The temperatures have dropped. Soon it will be dark at noon. What then is for dinner?

Here, on Netflix is a piece (several slices) for you busy folks to consider and salivate over.

“Dig in” it says to the best pizzas from around the world, prepared by renowned chefs who bake passion, creativity and hard work into every slice.”

And it does.

Ready to submit a review of a film, I scoured the list and stumbled onto to this slice of goodness.

The first name on the top is Phoenix’s Chris Bianco, a gifted-and-certified pizzaiolo.


What? That’s a person who makes pizzas in a pizzeria. Got that, betcha didn’t know what to call the guy in the kitchen.

The critics nationwide, having tasted Bianco’s pies, say, “They’re an unprecedented approach to ingredients and technique, that make Chris Bianco’s Phoenix pizzeria the home of what critics deem the best pies in the world.

Pizza in 115 degree temps in the hottest city in Arizona? Watch the show.

This is not a watch-and-taste show. His segment covers his life, from childhood in New York to his famous shop in Phoenix. It’s captivating and nobody finishes it without calling the local pizzeria.

This amazing show covers five other international famous pizzaiolos.

We meet Gabriele Bonci “the acclaimed “Michelangelo of Pizza.” who revolutionized the Roman-style slice.


Ann Kim, a James Beard winner, who owns two Minneapolis Restaurants.

Ann, are you ready for this? Serves Korean kimchi on pizza Franco Pepe. Franco is the scion of a family pizza dynasty.

Sarah Minnick who adds unconventional ingredients from her farm in Portland, Oregon, like flowers? Yes, flowers.

Yoshihiro Imai in Kyoto, Japan. Yoshihiro runs a multi-course style of dining known as Kaiser. Don’t take my word for it, check him out.

It’s called “Chef’s Table: Pizza” and it’s now streaming on Netflix.

J.P. Devine of Waterville is a former stage and screen actor.