Meet Zdenko, the Croatian Pizzaiolo in Cornwall

Zdenko arrived from Croatia in the 90s with four band mates and the aim of becoming a rock star. After years of writing, playing and touring he realised his dream might not become a reality and he moved onto a new passion.

Pizza is an obsession for Zdenko, he talks about it all the time and is completely dedicated to making the best pizza you’ve ever tasted!
Like the masters of traditional Neopolitan pizza he knows you have to understand the craft of baking and build years of skill and experience to create a perfect crust every time.

He served his apprenticeship in a converted horsebox selling at pop ups and festivals. The horsebox was ok but the weather could be tough – hail showers driving through the serving hatch, howling winds blowing flour everywhere and frost so cold it numbed his fingers, it’s not easy to succeed in those conditions but Zdenko did it, and his reputation is growing.

Woody’s new home at Saltbox is an exciting next step for Zdenko and with a fantastic new menu, an oven imported from Naples and opening six days a week, he’s smashing it! Expect lots of conversation about pizza, a bit more about music but most of all, truly amazing Neapolitan inspired wood fired pizza.

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