History of Mike’s Apizza, West Haven, CT

History of Mike’s Apizza, West Haven, CT

A’pizza Fact #6 The history of Mike’s Apizza starts and continues on with the Buonocore Family, three generations strong. Andrew Buonocore was the first to come over to the US from the Amalfi coast in 1920, he worked various labor jobs in New Haven and then...
Neapolitan vs. Napoletana Pizza

Neapolitan vs. Napoletana Pizza

A’pizza Fact #5 There is a lot of confusion in the apizza community regarding these two words. Technically, ‘Napoletana’ is Italian for Neapolitan, but for apizza, they are ocean’s apart- literally and figuratively. When Neapolitan immigrants...
History of the Original Tomato Pie

History of the Original Tomato Pie

A’pizza Fact #4 It’s not known exactly when the first pizza was made in New Haven but history points to late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Pizza was made almost exclusively from bread and pastry bakers from New Haven, all originally from Southern...
History of Zuppardi’s Apizza, West Haven, CT

History of Zuppardi’s Apizza, West Haven, CT

A’pizza Fact #3 Domenic Zuppardi started his own bakery and pizza business with his brother-in-law Andrew Esposito in 1931  in New Haven, it was called Salerno Baking Co. Tree years later in 1934, Domenic bought a failing bakery and house at 175 Union Avenue in...