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Johns Lombardis Pizza History

 

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Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba

FILIPPO MILONE , Proprietor

PIZZERIA NAPOLEANA Open DAY & NIGHT

192 GRAND STREET, NEW YORK

The well-known owner of the ancient Pizzeria Port’Alba. Signor Filippo Milone has given notice to the public that he opened an elegant Pizzeria Napolteana at 192 Grand Street. He is the only Italian local of the genre, Mr. Milone hopes for the numerous Italian competitors. 

As well, it is known to the public that when first they will be annexed to the pizzeria a Casereccia Kitchen for fork collection.

The gourmets go to eat the delicious pizza at Signor Filippo Milone’s friendly New Pizzeria at 192 Grand Street.

 

 

Recently found documents are disputing the claims that Genaro Lombardi opened what is now known as Lomabrdi’s Pizzeria in 1905. Documents show Signor Filippo Milone opening a Pizzeria at 192 Grand Street, New York NY , so this pre-dates the claim of Lombardi’s being America’s 1st ever Pizzeria.

As far as there being a pizzeria at 53 1/2 Spring Street where Lombardi’s now stands, documents show that there was a pizzeria there in 1905, but it was not owned then by Lombardi, but by Giovanni Santillo, who opened it in 1901. This pizzeria was called Antica Pizzeria Napoletana.

Other documents show Genaro Lombardi immigrating to New York in 1905 at age 17, and being classified at Ellis Island as a “laborer.” It’s possible that Genaro Lombardi was at the pizzeria at 53 1/2 Spring Street as an employee, but certainly not an owner in 1905. Lombardi did end up buying the pizzeria at a later date.

 

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53 1/2 SPRING STREET

NEW YORK NY

1905

The picture above shows Antonino Tottono Pero (left) and Genaro Lomardi (r) in front of 53 1/2 Spring Street, New York. If you consider the newspaper ad of Antica Pizzeria Napoletana, and if the ad was in 1905, then maybe the picture of Anthony Pero and Genaro Lombardi that has 1905 pasted over the picture shown here, and hangs in Totottono’s Pizzeria on Neptune Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, then this picture may very well be at a later date (1907? 1909??? whatever ???). You can see the sign in the window says Genaro Lombardi Pro. (proprietor), and that the shop is an Italian Grocery Store, of which one of the products they sell is fresh baked pizza which the Pero family claims, their ancestor Antonino Tottono Pero is the pizzaiolo (pizza maker / baker), as the family points out the he has flour on his shoes in the picture, and that bakers always have flour on their shows. There is no evidence of Lombardi having flours on his shoes.

Atonino Pero went on to open his own Pizzeria, Tottono’s on Neptune Avenue in Coney Island Brooklyn in 1924. The Pero family states that Tottono’s is the oldest pizzeria in America, continuously operated by the same family, the Pero’s.

 

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Tottono’s Pizzeria Napolitana

Circa 1950s

 

 

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“Don’t Mess with COOKIE” !!!

Cookie Ciminieri at Tottono’s, 2015. Don’t mess with Cookie, “she’s a Tough Cookie.” If you’ve ever been to Tottonos’s, you know what we mean.

 

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Anthony Pero

1950s ???

 

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John’s Pizzeria

Since 1929

 

John’s Pizzeria of Bleecker Street .  The neon sign JOHN’S PIZZERIA PROT’ALBA. The neon sign, Port’Alba aludes to the original name of the pizzeria opened in 1929 by John Sasso at 175 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village, New York. Note that the original Faicco’s Salumeria Italian Deli was also first located on Sullivan Street and later moved to Bleecker Street a few block away.

 

 

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JOHN SASSO of JOHN’S PIZZA

A old picture of John Sasso in front of his pizzeria. Not sure if this is the original location at 175 Sullivan Street, or the current location on Bleecker Street. Note the words Spaghetti on the window.

 

 

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The Best Pizza in Naples is in Salerno

 
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A Brief History of Dom DeMarco and DiFara Pizza

 

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The GREAT DOM DeMARCO


“Quite simply, Dominic DeMarco makes the Best Pizza in all of New York.  Thus, the best pizza in New York equals the Best Pizza in America.”

     
                                                                                     ….. NUFF SAID

 


Dominic DeMarco and his partner opened DiFara Pizza in 1965. The Pizza made by Dom DeMarco at DiFara Pizza in Midwood, Brooklyn is considered by many to be the Best Pizza in New York. We agree.
The pizza at DiFara Pizza is quite expensive at $30 a pie and a whopping $6 for a very small slice, but people like myself pay the price cause it’s so Dam Delicious. I kid you not. The lines to get this awesome tasting pizza are insanely long, day after day, year after year, but the people keep coming. Why? Because it’s the Best Dam Pizza in the United States of America, and some say, the Best in The Worlds. Even better than Naples Italy. I agree.


 

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The Price of Pizza at DiFARA

$5 a Slice

$5 for a Sicilian Slice (Square)

$30 a PIE (Regular)

$33 for a Pizza Bianco (White Pie)

$34 for a Square Pie (Sicilian)

DOM DeMARCO Says :
“My pizza is good because I use fresh tomatoes. They come from Italy, from Salerno. Then I started to get mozzarella from Italy, from my hometown in the province of Caserta. It’s $8 a pound, and this parmesan, it’s $12. It comes twice a week. This might have been made two days ago, or three days ago.

I do this as an art. I don’t look to make big money. If somebody comes over here and offers me a price for the store, there’s no price. There’s no money in the world they could pay me for it. I’m very proud of what I do. I don’t have any employees; I use my kids.”

“I come from Italy, and I go back there every once in a while to see how they do it [the dough] over there. They don’t throw it in the icebox. It’s not supposed to be cold dough. The fresh dough bubbles when you put it in the oven, and the bubbles get a little burnt. You see the pizza, and it’s got a lot of black spots, it’s Italian pizza. If you see pizza that’s straight brown, it’s not Italian pizza.”




 

 

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A PIZZA at DiFARA
On its way out the Door
Midwood, BROOKLYN

NEW YORK

 

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“DOM”






DOM DeMARCO Talks PIZZA




The Late Great JOSH OZERSKY Talks DiFARA


“He’s Salivating”

GOD BLESS HIM






DOMINICO DeMARCO Makes PIZZA


The BEST in NEW YORK CITY


Thus “THE BEST in AMERICA”




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DiFara Pizza Fans Rejoice the Pizzeria is Open

 

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Di FARA PIZZA

Di FARA PIZZA Fans Rejoice ! DiFara Pizza is open again. DiFara Pizza on Avenue J in Midwood, Brooklyn has reopened, and selling pizza once again to its legions of loyal fans. Yes Pizza Lovers rejoice as their favorite Pizzeria is open once again after a short closing by the New York State Department of Taxation.

On Thursday, the mayor celebrated the “Brooklyn icon” reopening, Tweeting, “Glad to know the best slice in town will still be in Midwood for years to come.”

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The De MARCO Family are rejoicing. There dispute with NYS Tax Department has been resolved and they re-opened New York’s beloved DiFara Pizza once again. Fans were in despair, but they need not fret, their brief scare is over. Dom DeMarco is back at his oven turning out New York’s, America, and the World’s Best Pizza once again.

Dom DeMarco Jr. Tweeted on the DiFara Twitter account, “Just got the Keys back! Thank You New York !”

Yes, all of we PIZZA LOVERS are Happy Campers as our beloved DiFARA PIZZA is open once again, with the legendary Pizza Maestro Mr. Dominic DeMarco turning out the World’s Tastiest and best Pizza on Planet Earth. “We kid you not ! It really is the world’s Best Pizza, ” just add any of Dom DeMarco’s millions of fans.

 

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Dom DeMarco Art

 

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Mark Iacono with Dominic DeMarco

 

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Watch Dominic DeMarco make the Worlds Best Pizza at DiFara Pizzeria Brooklyn NY

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Di FARA PIZZA


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WATCH DOMINIC DeMARCO

Make The WORLDS BEST PIZZA at Di FARA PIZZA

Midwood, Brooklyn

NEW YORK

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The Worlds Best Pizza

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The Great Dominic DeMarco Makes America’s Best Pizza

Di FARA PIZZA , BROOKLYN

NEW YORK

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DOM is da BOMB !

This Man Makes The WORLD’S BEST PIZZA

The BEST PIZZA in NEW YORK = ‘s The BEST PIZZA in AMERICA. Some say Dom DeMarco’s Pizza is the Best in the WOrld, I tend to agree. Trust me, I just came back from Napoli, considered the Pizza Capital of The World, with the WORLD’S BEST PIZZA, Dom DeMarco makes better Pizza than any of those guys in Naples. I ate at Di Matteo (good, but far from great. Dom is Better), the fame Da Michele, the Pizzeria that Julia Roberts made famous, eating Pizza there in the movie Eat, Pray, Love. Di Fara Pizza is better, plain and simple, the truth is the truth, no matter what the masses think, as they are mostly followers, and often wrong. Dom DeMarco makes the World’s BEST PIZZA at his Brooklyn pizzeria Di Fara Pizza on Avenue J in Midwood, Brooklyn, New York.

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Cuomo de Blasio Pizza Fight for DiFara

 

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The Great Dominic DeMarco Makes America’s Best Pizza

Di FARA PIZZA , BROOKLYN

NEW YORK

 

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CUOMO de BALASIO PIZZA FIGHT

The MAYOR of NEW YORK CITY virsus The GOVERNOR of NEW YORK

“I’LL TAKE The MAYOR” as he’s Fighting for DiFARA to Re-OPEN

“We Want Our DOMINIC DeMARCO CRAFTED PIZZA”

I’m usually with Governor Andrew Cuomo on most issues he’s involved in, his polices, and his running the State of New York. Governor Cuomo is picking a fight with de BLASIO on his support of DiFARA PIZZA and its current problem with the state Taxation Department and the issue of the DeMarco’s family’s unpaid taxes of their famous Pizzeria in Brooklyn.


Liked most New Yorker’s in the know pizzaiolo Dominic DeMarco and his pizzeria DiFara Pizza is a beloved and cherished institution f New York City, and was shut down the other day for the delinquent taxes. This has outraged DiFara’s multitude of fans of Dom DeMarco and his Pizza, of which many feel (as I do) is the BEST PIZZA in the city of New York.

The mayor loves DiFara and their pizza and has said that he wants to do anything he can to help the DeMarco family with their current tax problem, and to get DiFara Pizza opened once again. The mayor never said anything about forgiving the business of their taxes due, but Governor Cuomo has butted in, insinuating that Mayor de Blasio wants to forgive the pizzeria of the taxes due, and that the Mayor doesn’t have the authority to do so. The Mayor never said that that’s what he wanted to do. He just said e wanted to help, and the people of New York are happy the mayor wants to help the DeMarco family get their pizzeria open again. “Get a Grip Governor, and stop twisting things around just to get i a fight with Mayor de Blasio and be against him. This is not what the people of the city of New York want. We want to see DiFara Pizza open, and as soon as possible. Why you fighting this Andrew? I;m surprised.


“We want Di Fara! We want our Pizza!” Get Bent Governor Cuomo.

 

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DOM is da BOMB !

This Man Makes The WORLD’S BEST PIZZA

 

The BEST PIZZA in NEW YORK = ‘s The BEST PIZZA in AMERICA. Some say Dom DeMarco’s Pizza is the Best in the WOrld, I tend to agree. Trust me, I just came back from Napoli, considered the Pizza Capital of The World, with the WORLD’S BEST PIZZA, Dom DeMarco makes better Pizza than any of those guys in Naples. I ate at Di Matteo (good, but far from great. Dom is Better), the fame Da Michele, the Pizzeria that Julia Roberts made famous, eating Pizza there in the movie Eat, Pray, Love. Di Fara Pizza is better, plain and simple, the truth is the truth, no matter what the masses think, as they are mostly followers, and often wrong. Dom DeMarco makes the World’s BEST PIZZA at his Brooklyn pizzeria Di Fara Pizza on Avenue J in Midwood, Brooklyn, New York.

 

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DiFara Pizza Closed for Back Taxes Best Pizzeria New York

 

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A Shuttered DiFara Pizza stuns its Loyal Customers

Loyal Patrons Can’t Get Their Favorite Pizza as New York State Dept of Taxation Closes our Beloved DiFara Pizzeria for back taxes. But the Great Pizza Maestro Dom DeMarco ‘s daughter says they’ll be back open soon. It is alleged that DiFara Pizzeria owes $164,000 in back taxes, and has a payment plan set up with the NYS Dept of Taxaxtion. The DeMarco Family missed one dam payment and the SOB s at the New York State Department of Taxation closed the best PIZZA joint in NEW YORK.

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Dom DeMarco makes another GREAT PIE

“The BEST PIZZA in NEW YORK”

Thus The Best Pizza in America

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EVEN NEW YORK MAYOR BILL DiBLASO Weighs in on the closing of DiFARA PIZZA … Mayor DiBlasio TWEETED on TWITTER that DiFARA has the BEST PIZZA in NEW YORK CITY and “IT MUST BE SAVED”  Mayor DiBlasio said that he is ready to do anything he can to get DiFara Pizza opened again – as are thousands of NEW YROK CITY PIZZA LOVERS …

See Mayor DiBlasio’s TWEET below.

 

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DiBlasio has stated that DiFARA has The BEST PIZZA in NEW YORK

 

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The PIZZA SHOW BROOKLYN NEW YORK

Mark Iacono with Dom DeMarco




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The PIZZA SHOW

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BROOKLYN PIZZA



MARK IACONO & FRANK PINELLA

in Mark’s Vintage CHEVY IMPALA CONVERTIBLE

Take a Ride to visit with PIZZA MASTER

DOM DeMARCO at DiFRA PIZZERIA

BROOKLYN , NEW YORK

Note the PROVOLA hanging from Mark’s Car Mirror

It’s a a GIFT for DOM DeMARCO

As two Younger New York Pizzaioli pay Homage to The “MASTER”


“DOM is da BOMB”



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