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Domenico Crolla’s Amazing Pizza Portraits – Food Art

Domenico Crolla with his pizza portraits After publishing recent posts showing watermelon portraits, now I’ll show you some terrific pizza portraits.  The variety of creative food art never ceases to amaze me. Before yesterday, I’d never seen this kind of interesting food art before.

The maker of these remarkable pizza portraits is Domenico Crolla who is the owner of Bella Napoli Pizzeria in Glasgow in the UK. His skill at making pizza portraits caught the attention of Pizza magazine who featured Domenico on their cover.

I don’t know how Domenica constructs this pizza portraits but here are photos of a bunch of them for your viewing enjoyment. I’m sure you’ll recognize who is in many of these portraits made of cheese and tomato sauce.

Frank Sinatra - Pizza Portrait

Pizza Portrait of “Old Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra by pizza maker extraodinaire, Domenico Crolla

 

Uncle Sam Pizza food art

Uncle Sam Pizza food art by Domenico Crolla

When asked about his unusual talent, this is what Domenico told me.

I’ve always had an artistic hand at creating good looking pizzas( modestly!), but the portraits started when I was asked to go to Hong Kong for some cooking demos.

I wanted to recreate the Chinese style edible food decorations, but with pizza.

Bruce Lee and the Mortal Kombat Dragon where my first two designs inspired for the HK visit.

Domenico Crolla’s First Pizza Portraits

Here are Domenico’s first two pizza portrait and designs.

Bruce Lee Pizza food art

One of Domenico’s first pizza portraits was this one of Bruce Lee.

 

Dragon Pizza food art

This dragon is another of Domenico’s first pizza designs that he made for a cooking demo in Hong Kong.

Since his first pizza portrait, Domenico has gone on to create food art of many iconic celebrities. He said that posting his pizza food art on Facebook and Twitter has been a great PR tool for his pizza restaurant.

More Food Art Pizza Portraits of Iconic Figures.

Here is a pizza of one on my husband’s favorite performers, Beyonce.

Food art Pizza of Beyonce Knowles by Domenico Crolla

Food art Pizza of Beyonce Knowles by Domenico Crolla

I would say that this famous people have been immortalized in pizza. But that would not be accurate. Domenico informed me,

Unlike many fruit and vegetable carvings, pizzas need be photographed as soon as possible as the deteriorate very quickly. After an hour or so they end up looking like a Dominos pizza…no good to anyone LOL!” – Domenico Crolla

So he’s got to work fast and they don’t last long.

Marilyn Monroe Pizza portrait

Marilyn Monroe Pizza portrait by Domenico Crolla

 

Marilyn Monroe pumpkin portrait

This Marilyn Monroe pumpkin portrait was carved by me, Nita Gill. I added it here because it looks like Domenico and I used the same photo as inspiration for our food art.

 

donemico crolla marilyn pizza

Another of Domenico’s Marilyn Pizzas.

 

Domenico Crolla Rhanna pizza

Domenico Crolla with his pizza portrait of singer Rhianna

 

mona lisa pizza art

The Mona Lisa – pizza art

 

donemico-crolla-pope-pizza-art

The Pope pizza

 

Domenico-Crolla-santa-pizza

Santa Claus Pizza

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I cannot teach you how to make pizza portraits, but if you are interested in learning to carve portraits in pumpkins and watermelons, you love my Portrait Carving Course.

You can also get a free lesson showing how to carve a beautiful flower bouquet from radishes by signing in for the free lesson at the top of this page.

 If you would like to see more of Domenico’s creative food art pizza portraits, you can visit his Instagram page.

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One Response to Domenico Crolla’s Amazing Pizza Portraits – Food Art

  1. MARY JOSEPH May 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    WOW ITS AMAZING I ONLY SEE VEGE, FRUIT CARVING SOME OTHER FOODS BUT I NEVER SEE YOU COULD DO IT ON PIZZA , I CANT BELIVE IT , ITS SO AMAZING , I NEVER SEE PIZZA PORTRAITS IN MY LIFE

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