Amourath 1819 Bar at the Hyatt

Daily Dining News: Interview with Masullo Chef


Regular readers of this blog know that I love Masullo. The pizza's perfect. Their wait staff is delightful, and their prices are right. Sac Mag's Cathy Cassinos-Carr gets to know owner/chef Robert Masullo.

Robert Masullo is Italian, which helps when you’re the proprietor of a pizza joint known for serving Neapolitan-style pizza. But don’t go around calling it authentic, says the 41-year-old Masullo, who grew up in the same Land Park neighborhood where his hip pizzeria now stands. “If you’re not in Naples,” he argues, “you’re not really a Neapolitan pizzeria. But we do make it as close to authentic as we can.”

The Culinary Institute of America grad is apparently doing something right. Masullo Pizza opened in 2008 and is still standing, despite the Great Recession and the competition drummed up by the local pizza boom that spawned Hot Italian, OneSpeed and other competitors. It even won national acclaim recently when it made the list of Chris Bianco’s 11 favorite pizza places on the food website It’s high praise coming from Bianco, himself a legend in the pizza world. “I was so thrilled to have that sort of peer recognition from someone who speaks to what you’re trying to do—someone who understands it,” says Masullo.

Read the entire interview in Sac Mag.

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17 Recently Updated Happy Hours on Cowtown Eats

In addition to hitting as many new happy hours as possible, I do my best to keep up on changes at existing happy hours. In the last couple months, I've updated these 17 happy hours:


Happy Hour at Amourath 1819 Bar at the Hyatt

Amourath 1819 Bar at the Hyatt
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Happy Hour

Monday to Friday
3 to 6 p.m

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