We could spill the tea but today it’s all about the sauce, Caroline D’Amore’s Pizza Girl sauce that is!
On Tuesday, March 9 D’Amore, close friends, and family celebrated the relaunch of Pizza Girl. D’Amore, executive chef and part-owner of the Los Angeles-based family restaurants D’Amore’s Pizza took it upon herself to branch out and create her own line of USDA-certified organic, locally sourced, and ethically bottled sauces. Pizza Girl has made its grand return with three updated sauce varieties including Marinara, Arrabbiata, and Vodka flavor.
Pizza Girl originally launched back in the Spring of 2019 and with a high demand, the sauce line’s success quickly accelerated into early 2020. However, like many businesses during Covid, D’Amore was faced with multiple factors that made it difficult to keep up with the demand, and ultimately the tough decision to halt production of Pizza Girl sauce had to be made. “It was really sad, I went from seeing my sauces fill the aisles of multiple stores to then seeing the label on the shelves but no product, and then eventually the section was just cleared,” D’Amore recalls. The girl boss CEO did not let that setback get to her, instead, she got back to working on perfecting her sauces which has garnered her the attention of respected publications such as Nosh, Progressive Grocer, and Food & Beverage Magazine where D’Amore graced the cover. Pizza Girl was also featured in Kourtney Kardashian’s Lifestyle magazine, Poosh as the “Pick of the Week.” “The integrity of our product is everything, and we will only ever produce and put out sauces that are up to these standards. We are so excited to be rolling out our new product inventory this Spring, into forever,” Pizza Girl founder exclaimed.
The celebratory dinner took place at the famed Entourage mansion in the Hollywood Hills creating the coziest, intimate setting. In true Covid fashion, all guests including Paris Jackson, Emile Hirsch, Haley Reinhart, MTV The Hills cast members Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Justin Bobby, and others were required to take a Covid test prior to the event with entry only being permitted to those with negative test results. Guests mingled by the bar offering 1849 Wine, JAJA Tequila, SoCal Rum, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Guests also enjoyed refreshing Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha as they sipped on cocktail specialties including, The Fresh Pizza Girl, JAJA She’s So Cute, and Italy on Ice, paying homage to her Italian roots. Attendees were then ushered to the main dining room where they enjoyed a delicious menu consisting of spaghetti arrabbiata shrimp martinis, Pizza Girl eggplant Napoleon, brisket, and ratatouille each including Pizza Girls’ specialty sauce. “The sauce isn’t only for pizza, you can use it for pasta and we even used the sauce on these croutons tonight,” D’Amore noted. For dessert, guests were treated to tiramisu shots featuring Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows paired with lemon basil limoncello cannolis. The night ended with a beautiful performance by Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes actor, Haley Reinhart as she sang her rendition of David Bowie’s, “Heroes” as well as original songs “Honey, There’s The Door” and “Off The Ground.”
The family-derived recipes originating with D’Amore’s great grandmother, “Big Mumma,” in Italy have been perfected over time and now all three sauces, Pizza Girl Marinara, Arrabbiata, and Vodka are available on Pizzagirl.com as of March 2021 with an ongoing retail rollout throughout 2021 starting in Los Angeles, CA. Instagram @pizzagirlofficial.