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Lombardi's Pizza
Storefront in February 2013

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


Gennaro Lombardi, later known as the man who brought pizza to America, started the business in 1897. 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.

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