Colin Morgan, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
Reclusive app developer Mario is tasked with saving his late sister’s pizzeria and reconnecting with his orphaned niece Anna.
When Mario’s sister dies, leaving behind her 12-year-old daughter and an ailing pizzeria, Mario is forced out of his self-imposed isolation. He has to travel back to his childhood home in Cape Town, where he is greeted by his feisty niece Anna who wants nothing to do with her uncle.
Mario’s world shifts even more when he meets Anna’s upbeat Italian soccer coach, Lisa – whom he soon becomes enamoured with. Realising that Pizza con Amore is on the brink of bankruptcy, Lisa suggests that they enter a pizza contest to drum up much-needed publicity. Mario, however, can barely light a woodfire oven, let alone make a pizza.
Under strong-willed assistant chef Xolani’s strict tutelage, Mario begins to learn the craft of pizza-making ahead of the local pizza contest. Can the makeshift team turn the restaurant Pizza Con Amore around and qualify for the World Pizza Championships?