Because they’ve got to do something else besides dodge grenades and beat up the beat while they’re in Italy, the Jersey Shore cast has been assigned to work at, Pizzeria O’Vesuvio, a local pizza haunt in Florence. Pauly D, Snooki, JWOWW, Sammi, Ronnie and The Situation, were seen walking by the Florence Cathedral to their first day of sauce spreadin’ and dough flippin’.
While some locals appear excited to buy a slice from the reality stars, the cast’s new gig has spurred a crosstown rivalry with another local pizzeria,
Munaciello Pizzeria has placed a bright green sign in their window that says, “Tamarri Americans? ‘Jersey Shore’ . . . no thank you. Only real Italian pizza,” according to various Italian newspapers. Tamarri is Italian slang that can be roughly translated as yokel or uncultured idiot.
Munaciello Pizzeria isn’t the only voice speaking out against the arrival of The Shore. On a recent appearance on the TODAY Show, Florentine Mayor, Matteo Renzi, joked, ”Maybe the arts could save The Situation and the other stars.”
Don’t hold your breath, Mr. Mayor.
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