Lombardi's Pizza

restaurant in New York City

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.

Storefront in February 2013



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.


  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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