History of Pizza

Shortly after World War Two, Americans had little choice for dinner -- they ate home-cooked meals or on special occasions, went to a restaurant. Fast-food and prepared food were just being invented.

PIZZA was a novelty you sometimes found at your local Italian restaurant. Most people hadn't even heard of it. In fact, pizza's beginning in the USA can be traced to what many believe was the first pizzeria -- Lombardi's -- which opened in the 1920s in New York City's Little Italy.