Creative Celebrity Pizza Portraits by Domenico Crolla

Marilyn Monroe pizza portrait

Marilyn Monroe

Glasgow-based Italian chef Domenico Crolla both runs his restaurant Bella Napoli and creates celebrity pizza portraits. The restauranteur/artist uses nothing more than your basic pizza ingredients—dough as his canvas, tomato sauce and cheese to “paint” and play with negative space—to produce each of his well-crafted portraits. He puts his skilled hands to use to recreate the image of musicians, actors, and international fashion icons.

Crolla's growing collection of portraits already feature classic icons like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra as well as current pop stars like Rihanna and Beyonc. Other well-known faces include fashion icons Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Karl Lagerfeld. Crolla has even thrown TV personality and chef Gordon Ramsey into the mix.

The face that began the ongoing artistic adventure in the kitchen, though, is that of the late martial arts and action film superstar Bruce Lee. Following this pie, Crolla received a “thank you” note from Lee's daughter Shannon which encouraged him to pursue his artisan craft. He continues to do so today, especially after receiving countless messages of recognition and gratitude from many other celebrities.

Italian chef Domenico Crolla uses pizza to pay homage to actors, musicians, athletes, and more.

Bruce Lee pizza portrait

Bruce Lee

Frank Sinatra pizza portrait

Frank Sinatra

Tom Ford pizza portrait

Tom Ford

Karl Lagerfeld pizza portrait

Karl Lagerfeld

His name has become synonymous with celebrity pizza portraits—a niche sector of the arts that he's mastered.

Anna Wintour pizza portrait by Domenico Crolla

Anna Wintour

Simon Cowell pizza portrait

Simon Cowell

Rihanna pizza portrait


Robbie Williams celebrity pizza portrait

Robbie Williams

Steve Angello celebrity pizza portrait

Steve Angello

Sophia Loren pizza portrait

Sophia Loren

Beyoncé pizza portrait


Celebrity pizza portrait of Pavarotti


Gordon Ramsey pizza portrait

Gordon Ramsey

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All images via Domenico Crolla.

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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