America’s First-Ever Pizzeria Celebrates 110 Years with 5-Cent Pies

Head on down to Lombardi’s Pizzeria in Little Italy today until 11 p.m. for 5-cent pies

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For its anniversary, Lombardi’s is reverting back to 1905 prices… not that we’re complaining! (Photo Modified: Flickr/Simon Doggett/CC 4.0)

What could be better than eating a brick oven-fired margherita pizza? How about if that pizza costs only a nickel?

Lombardi’s Pizzeria, America’s first-ever pizzeria and number 34 on The Daily Meal’s 101 best pizzas in America, is celebrating its 110th anniversary today. To commemorate the occasion, the Little Italy, New York mainstay will be offering five-cent small margherita pies — that’s the original cost of a pizza at Lombardi’s — March 19 until 11 p.m., or until the dough runs out. When was the last time your dinner cost five cents?

If this promotion sounds a little familiar, that’s because Lombardi’s ran the same promotion for its 100th anniversary in 2005. Back then, the pizzeria sold 2,500 pies, and they expect crowds to be even bigger this year: so big that the staff will be using barricades and security to keep the line moving.

"This time we're a little more prepared!" Lombardi’s manager Gil Soto told AM New York.

 

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