La Lucciola, a new pizza place and a homecoming for a longtime Salem cook

Sep 03, 2020 165

BY: Emily Teel

La Lucciola is Salem's newest pizza place inside Fork Forty Food Hall. The restaurant's name means firefly in Italian, fitting for a spot anchored by a flickering brick oven. Phil Golomski is both chef and pizzaiolo at La Lucciola, which he owns in partnership with Mark Iselin. The pair met more then a decade ago while both were working at Wild Pear. 

Golomski was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, laid off from a restaurant job, when Iselin called him about the Fork Forty space. By mid-June he was back in Salem and a few weeks after that, Golomski opened the restaurant. 

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