The history of Pizzeria da Michele is a timeless culinary journey that began in 2006 with the opening of the first pizzeria on San Donà Street. Through the innovation of“Maxi Pizzas” and expansion to new locations, Michele has turned a dream into a unique culinary reality. Today, Pizzeria da Michele continues to surprise and delight its customers with exceptional dishes and a welcoming atmosphere.

Its mission to preserve tradition and offer the highest quality through expertly selected ingredients, such as the
stone-ground flour
and
sourdough,
is reflected in every bite of
pizza
and in every dining experience at the restaurant. Whether you are a pizza aficionado or simply a lover of good food, Pizzeria da Michele is a must-visit place during your visit to Venice.

In this article we will take you back in time to tell you the fascinating history and evolution of this iconic pizzeria.

2006: birth of a dream

It all began on December 14, 2006, when Michele opened the doors of his first pizzeria on San Donà Street. That day marked the beginning of an unprecedented culinary experience for the area. Crossing the threshold of this enchanted place, one finds himself immersed in a world of warm colors and a welcoming atmosphere that pays homage to his beloved Sicily. Every corner tells a story, every detail exudes the love and passion Michele has poured into this magical place.

The innovation of “Maxi Pizzas”

Michele’s Pizzeria has introduced a culinary innovation in Mestre: Maxi Pizzas, to be shared in their abundance. Every bite of these extraordinary creations brings with it the essence of beaten pasta and an unforgettable crunchiness. Michele’s mission is to offer the people of Mestre large, rich and, above all, good pizzas, embellished with high-quality ingredients. Fresh potatoes, fresh champignon mushrooms, oregano, basil-each element is carefully selected and seasoned to create intense flavors and tasty pizzas that tell stories of tradition and dedication.

Each pizza is a work of art, an explosion of flavor that carries with it the very essence of Michele’s passion and dedication. In this space, every bite becomes a sensory journey, a tribute to the beauty of Italian tradition and the courage of a man who turned a dream into reality. Michele’s Pizzeria is not just a place to eat, but a culinary sanctuary where food is transformed into emotion and each customer becomes part of an extraordinary story. This is where Michele’s passion comes to life, offering a culinary experience that nourishes not only the body but also the spirit.

2011: workshop on Capuchin Street

In 2011, faced with a growing demand for pizzas from loyal customers in downtown Mestre and the Piave Station area, Michele made a bold decision: he opened a workshop dedicated exclusively to home delivery on Via Cappuccina. This workshop would become the beating heart that could distribute the love and flavor of his creations throughout the area.

Despite the difficulties, the workshop on Via Cappuccina became a haven of authenticity, where Michele’s passion turned every bite into an extraordinary experience. Even in the midst of challenges, his pizza continued to be a beacon of joy and goodness for the local community.

Opening of the takeaway pizzeria

In 2013, with determination and an overwhelming passion, Michele decided to turn the workshop on Via Cappuccina into a take-out pizzeria open to the public. With love and care, he added 10 tables to offer customers the opportunity to enjoy pizza right on the spot, served on rustic wooden cutting boards.

This transformation reflected his desire to share not only his extraordinary pizza, but also an authentic and welcoming experience with every guest who crossed the threshold of his pizzeria. Michele wanted to prove (and succeeded) that take-out pizzerias were not of a lower standard than those eaten at the table. In addition, Michele would put all the staff of his pizzerias on display to show the order, professionalism, quality and service with which the pizzas were delivered through take-outs.

2016: opening of the pizzeria on Caneve Street.

In 2016, Michele made a bold decision in the face of overwhelming demand for pizzas from loyal customers in downtown Mestre and the Piave Station area: he opened a workshop dedicated exclusively to home delivery on Via Cappuccina. This workshop would become the beating heart that could distribute the love and flavor of his creations throughout the area.

Despite the difficulties, the workshop on Via Cappuccina became a haven of authenticity, where Michele’s passion turned every bite into an extraordinary experience. Even in the midst of challenges, his pizza continued to be a beacon of joy and goodness for the local community.

Restaurant Pizzeria da Michele Mestre, interiors of Via Cappuccina
Restaurant Pizzeria da Michele Mestre, interiors of Via Cappuccina

2019: opening of Da Michele Pizza and Ristò

A new space rises from the demolished walls, ready to host an unprecedented culinary evolution. We continue to surprise you with exceptional dishes and pizzas, now presented in an even more enveloping and refined setting.

Michele’s mission remains steadfast in his heart: to take care of you, ensuring utmost precision and professionalism at all times, whether you decide to delight yourself with us or when you prefer to take home a piece of our culinary world.

Restaurant Pizzeria da Michele in Mestre, open kitchen
Restaurant Pizzeria da Michele in Mestre, open kitchen

Expansion and growth

The path of growth has led to new culinary heights. Michele has expanded the
restaurant with an open kitchen
adding two cozy rooms, and opened the renowned Midas bar, an ice cream parlor, and a brand new take-out pizzeria.

Our new take-out pizzeria, Ca’ Marcello, is ready to bring the tradition of pizza directly to you, wherever you are. An explosion of flavors will accompany you in every bite, giving you an unforgettable dining experience.

Over time, the restaurant has transcended the boundaries of the ordinary, becoming a beacon of culinary excellence and customer care, thanks to new additions that have shaped our gastronomic identity. The Midas bar, ice cream parlor and take-out pizzeria have become precious pieces of this wonderful culinary mosaic created by Michele.