Lombardi’s claims to be the first and oldest pizzeria in America, having opened in 1905. The issue with Lombardi’s claim is that it closed in 1984 and didn’t open again until 10 years later, in a new location.
Lombardi’s does make excellent pies and I definitely recommend a visit if you’re in NYC.
Since Lombardi’s closed for a decade, what is the oldest operating pizzeria in the U.S. now? Continue reading A Visit to the Oldest Pizzeria in the US: Papa’s Tomato Pies