Teen wins Midwest pizza title

Carmela Cataldo and her father, Paul Cataldo, celebrate Carmela’s win at the Pizza Pizzaz Competition in Columbus, Ohio.

ELKHART — Not only was Carmela Cataldo the youngest competitor at this year’s Pizza Pizzazz Competition in Columbus, Ohio, but she was also the best, according to a panel of judges.

Carmela, the 17-year-old daughter of Antonio’s Italian Ristorante owner Paul Cataldo, took home the first-place title and a $5,000 prize from the competition at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo on Sunday.

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