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World Pizza Champion Joe Carlucci

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On his journey, he finally found the right work/life balance while dialing in on the formula that has established Valentina's as a role model for the next generation of pizzeria operators.

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Award-winning pizzamaker and restaurant owner mentors staff, now bringing home hardware

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“Being across the street from the cornfield four years ago, everybody laughed at us and thought we’d be out of business in a few months, but my team and my staff have created this,” Carlucci said.

— Lauren Layton

Pizza perfection: Inside the mind of north Alabama's lord of the pies

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Chorizo was the last topping Joe Carlucci decided to add to “The Godfather,” a marvelous, meat-positive signature pie at his restaurant, Valentina's Pizzeria & Wine Bar.

— Matt Wake

Valentina's Pizzeria settling into new location

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One of Madison's best pizza joints has, by management's own admission, outgrown its current spot and is moving to a new location. Valentina's Pizzeria announced it is moving to a location nearby.

— Michael Seale

This Restaurant In Madison Might Be The Best-Kept Secret In Alabama

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The secret has been getting out about Valentina’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar, not only as the place to go for the best pizza in Madison, Alabama, but now in the entire world.

— Lisa Battles

NEW: Madison pizza chef wins international competition for 3rd year in a row

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Heads up Huntsville-area residents—we have one of the top pizza chefs in the world right here.

— Lacey Spear

The BEST traditional pizza in the world calls Madison, AL home

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Valentina's Pizzeria and Wine Bar competed at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas and took home the title of "Best Traditional Pizza in the World"

— Aiyana Willoughby

Madison pizza shop brings home a win at International Pizza Competition

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Owner Joe Carlucci said he prepared for days and even booked a separate hotel room for his pizza dough.

— Aiyana Willoughby

Catering in Madison, Alabama with Valentina's Pizza

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Want to spoil your employees or surprise your guests with specialty pizzas at your next event? Consider catering with Valentina's Pizzeria and Wine Bar!

— All Things Madison

Alabama pizza joint takes top prize at Vegas pizza convention

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Congrats are in order for an Alabama pizza joint that ranked very highly at an international conference this week...


North Alabama pizza ranked best traditional style, second-best overall in the world

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Joe Carlucci from Madison's own Valentina's Pizzeria & Wine Bar made pizza that was ranked as the best in the International Pizza Challenge's Traditional Division and Southeast Region.

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Madison Pizza chef featured on Hulu's "Best in Dough"

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MADISON, Ala. (TENNESSEE VALLEY LIVING) - It may not be Jersey, but Madison is making a name for itself in pizza, thanks to Joe Carlucci.

— NEWS 19

Valentina's Pizza and Wine Bar: All About Madison's Newest Pizza Place

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There's a brand new pizza restaurant in a part of Madison that you may not be used to venturing to but will be frequenting more often after you try some of what Joe Carlucci has to offer.

— All Things Madison

"I'm just the pizza guy trying to change the world," Madison pizzeria owner said

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MADISON, Alabama � Valentina's Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Madison has some unusual decor: a large mural on the side of his pizza shop featuring historical figures

— Aiyana Willoughby

Alabama Original: Valentina's World Record Pizza Toss

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Joe Carlucci and daughter Valentina make a pizza at their restaurant on Huntsville Brownsferry Road.

— Luke Hajdasz

Joe Carlucci of Famous Joe's Pizzeria is a 'pizza nerd' who has become a pizza champion


MADISON, Alabama - Famous Joe got his nickname from Bruno, his former business partner.
He and Bruno were making pizza in Connecticut at the time, about to open a new restaurant. They were sitting in Bruno's car one day, wondering what to name their new business.


Local pizza maker receives big awards in Las Vegas

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MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - Valentina's Pizzeria and Wine Bar's owner, Joe Carlucci, won the top prize at the World Pizza Championship in Las Vegas.
Carlucci competed for the best traditional pizza in the Southeast on August 18. The judges gave Carlucci first place, beating pizza makers from eight other states in the region.

— WAFF 48

Mural in Madison, Alabama: Check Out Valentina's Pizzeria and Wine Bar

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For decades, the rural, westward drive along Huntsville Brownsferry Road from Madison to Athens has showcased little more than green fields, extensive farmland, and a few stop signs.But now, this two-lane road is home to one of North Alabama's largest, most colorful, and most detailed murals our area has ever seen, and this visual masterpiece is rapidly grabbing the attention of curious spectators from all over.

— All Things Madison

Joe Carlucci, local pizza chef, to appear on 'Martha Stewart' Tuesday

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HUNTSVILLE, AL. - Joe Carlucci, who holds the Guiness record for the highest pizza tossed and is one of the top pizza chefs in the country, will appear on "The Martha Stewart Show" this morning at 9 a.m. on The Hallmark Channel.


Tossing on 'Today' show

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"It was unbelievable," said Carlucci in a phone interview after the show. "It was on another level."Carlucci appeared alongside hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and guest Mario Cantone , most recognized for his role of Anthony Marantino on "Sex and the City" and guest spots on "Chappelle's Show."

— Newstimes