American Pie – Pizza History in the U.S.A.
How can one country have so many different kinds of pizza?
If you want to know the history of pizza in America, how pizza spread across America, how pizza went from an Italian dish loved by peasants and royalty to the true American Pie, you’ve come to the right place.
Starting with Gennaro Lombardi in New York in 1905, through New Jersey and New Haven, changing the game in the Midwest and through to the gourmet pizzas of California, we bring you American pizza at its finest (and not-so-finest). Let’s explore.
Who were the first American pizzaiolos (pie men)? You’ll find the answer in our New York Pizza page (we tell the story of New Haven pizza there too).
How did that huge, rich feast known as Chicago pizza get started? Just click on the link for the answer.
These are the major stops pizza has made in its journey across America. American pizza is everywhere, and down the road we’ll be sharing what we’ve learned about pizza in big and small towns and some great pizza pie in some unexpected places!