November 21, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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In 1905 Gennaro Lombardi
established the first Pizzeria in America. It was located on Spring Street in
the heart of New York's Little Italy. By good fortune, when our grandparents
came to America they settled just 50 yards away. Ever since those early days,
pizza has been at the center of our family life. Our parents got their first
jobs feeding coal into the big bakery ovens where Sicilian pizzas were baked
and carried out into the neighborhood to feed the immigrant families hungry
for a taste of home. Over the years the time-honored skills of the Pizzaiolo,
the pizza chef, have been handed down from our fathers, uncles, aunts,
brothers and cousins - from one generation to the next.
As Italian immigrants settled
across the country, they carried their love for combining food, family and
friends with them to every corner of America. At Santarpio's in East Boston,
the Home Run Inn on Chicago's South Side and at Tommaso's in San Francisco's
North Beach, this tradition has continued and evolved. Every neighborhood has
placed it's own personal stamp on it's local pizza. The debate over which
city makes the best pizza will never be settled, because each of us has such
warm memories of that first date or family gathering at our own neighborhood
At Metro Pizza, we honor the great
traditions of America's landmark Pizzerias. Our dough is made fresh each day
from the finest wheat, hand-stretched and cooked on the stone of our hearth
ovens. Our sauces are made from only the finest vine-ripened tomatoes and
topped with select cheeses, choice meats and the freshest vegetables, herbs
and spices available. Each of our pizzas is a hand-crafted labor of love,
backed by three generations of experience.
We believe that a true Pizzeria
should be a gathering place for family and friends to relax, share great food
and enjoy each other's company. We have visited hundreds of Pizzerias across
the country, learning and gathering recipes to bring our guests a taste of
home, wherever home might be.
I have been to Metro many times. They have Gluten Free pizza but you must ask the wait staff for it. Great sauce. Fun cooking classes too.