Vento's Pizza in Pittsburgh is back

Dec 17, 2023 897

BY: Christopher Derose

In February, family-owned Vento's Pizza in East Liberty made its last pie after its owner, Al Vento Jr., called it quits after some 67 years in business. Vento's was a community staple not just for food. Starting in the 1970s, it became a hub for "Franco's Italian Army" after the fan club was started by Al Vento Sr. and other members of the Italian-American community to cheer on Franco Harris and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The restaurant holds a lot of memories and history for the community and that's one of the big reasons new owners Mederbek Toktosunov and his sister Aigul Kubatbekova wanted to buy and re-open this Pittsburgh favorite. KDKA-TV spoke with Ibadat Kyzy, who is the general manager and Toktosunov's wife.

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