Ignazio Farina from Antica Napoli Pizza

“We make food with passion , care, and love. The product is as true and genuine as we can possibly make it, while being affordable for everybody near us.”

- Ignazio Farina

Antica Napoli Pizza: Homemade Bread & Pizza Dough

There are some people, when you meet them, you know they're genuine. It's in the way they carry themselves -- and the way they interact with everyone. Ignazio Farina, owner of Antica Napoli Pizza in Gettysburg, is one of those people. Not only does he and his staff make a great pizza steak sandwich, but they are the kind of establishment that easily generates repeat customers. And it all starts at the top. We had a chance to get to know Ignazio through some Q&A and here's what he told us:

Q&A with Ignazio Farina


Give us a brief background of who you are for those that don't know.

I'm a local business man that loves to cook and help others grow.


How long have you served people in the area?

5 years.


How did you go about this career path?

Pure passion for the industry.


Describe one or two moments in your life that shaped who you are today.

When I realized not being educated can impact everything you are doing.

And the first time I was able to give back.

“The freedom to make my own mistakes, to see my own successes, and to meet new people.”

- Ignazio on what he enjoys about being a business owner


What do you enjoy most about being a business owner?

The freedom to make my own mistakes, to see my own successes, and to meet new people.


Regarding your core products and services, what can you tell us about it? Why should we care?

The core products are pizza and subs. Why should somebody care? It's simply because we make food with passion, care, and love. We're not doing this for the money aspect. The product is as true and genuine as we can possibly make it, while being affordable for everybody near us.


What types of local events do you enjoy the most?

Any that involves the community.


Favorite book and favorite quote. Go!

Favorite book(s): Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and MONEY: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. 

Favorite quote: "Hating someone is like drinking poison from your drink and expecting your enemy to die."

Get Ignazio's Favorite Books

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you (Source: Amazon).

MONEY: Master the Game

Tony Robbins

Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom (Source: Amazon & MarketWatch).


What's your biggest challenge in your business right now? What's a close second?

Having long term employees and staying knowledgeable in the different social media and advertising ways.


What's really killing it for you as a marketing channel today?

Managing everything at once.


What is your biggest revenue driver?

Word of mouth and social media.


Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

We are a small pizza shop that loves making great pizzas.

Go Order Some Pizza Right Now!

We at the Gettysburg Gazette can personally tell you that the pizza, ham sandwich, and pizza steak sandwich are excellent. That, and the hospitality of Ignazio and his team. Learn more at AnticaNapoliPizza.com and follow Ignazio on Facebook at facebook.com/Anticanapolipizza. To order, just call (717) 334-2600.