Italian couple brings a taste of home to Encinitas

Jun 05, 2017 769

BY: Pam Kragen

It’s no overstatement to call the newly opened Napizza eatery in Encinitas a labor of love. In fact, you could say the same for the company’s last two locations as well. Giulia Colmignoli — who co-founded the Roman-style pizzeria chain five years ago with her husband, Christopher Antinucci — gave birth to baby boys within days or weeks of opening their last two outlets in 2014 and 2015. Now she’s pregnant with their third child, a daughter, who will arrive in early August.

“I would just say that she works very well under stress when she’s pregnant,” said Antinucci, 33.The Solana Beach couple were born and raised in Rome where they met in grade school, then lost touch in their mid-teens. Colmignoli went to college in England and Antinucci moved to the U.S. at age 19 to study finance at the University of San Diego. When Atinucci was visiting Italy in 2004, they ran into each other and fell in love.

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