Pizza mitzvah! Marine Park pizzeria goes kosher

Dec 31, 2017 283

BY: Adam Lucente

A Marine Park pizzeria with a long tradition in the Brooklyn pizza scene has decided to adopt a tradition that’s even older — it’s going kosher. Vinny Fontana’s father Francesco opened up the first The Original Pizza location in Canarsie back in 1964, and the family still has pizzerias in Canarsie, in Bay Ridge, and in Flatlands, as well as the Avenue U location in Marine Park.

But that neighborhood’s increasing Jewish population prompted Fontana to try something new. “The neighborhood is changing so much. I thought ‘before I retire, I wanna try this,’ ” said Fontana.

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