Lombardi's Pizza

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Storefront in February 2013

Lombardi's is a pizzeria in the United States.[1] It was opened in 1905. It is located in Manhattan, New York City. It is on the Pizza Hall of Fame as the first pizzeria in the United States.

History[change | change source]

Gennaro Lombardi, later known as the man who brought pizza to America, started the business in 1897.[2] It was still a grocery store at 53½ Spring Street. It began selling tomato pies wrapped in paper. They used to deliver it during lunchtime to workers from factories in the area. In 1905, Lombardi received a business license to operate a pizza restaurant. He later passed the business on to his son, George.

References[change | change source]

  1. Asimov, Eric (1998-06-10). "New York Pizza, the Real Thing, Makes a Comeback". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  2. Little, Becky. "Meet a Long-Lost Father of New York City Pizza". HISTORY. Retrieved 2020-08-22.

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