Andrew Bellucci from Bellucci’s Pizzeria in Astoria, Queens (NYC)
Andrew Bellucci has had a tough couple of years. After opening Bellucci Pizza with a business partner then having a falling out during the pandemic, he struck out on his own – just a half-mile away – opening Bellucci’s Pizzeria. Now, in addition to a legal battle, he has to constantly remind guests of his new business, while constantly striving to make the best pizza he can, by using only the best ingredients. His experience working in a pair of Michelin-starred restaurants in Alsace is certainly unique among his peers.