Il Pizzaiolo will open Downtown in December

Written by Melissa McCart on


Il Pizzaiolo hopes to open the 8 Market Square location Downtown by mid-December, confirmed manager Debbie LoVerso. 

Executive chef at the Mt. Lebanon location, Richard Sphatt, will man the downtown kitchen when it opens. He is training pizzaioli to take his place at the flagship.

The menu will be "predominantly the same," said Ms. LoVerso. "Though we will add a few things to accommodate the downtown crowd."  

Like the original, it will have a wood-burning oven that allows for the restaurant to maintain DOC standards. A true Neapolitan-style pie must be 10-inches across, feature San Marzano tomatoes and fresh ingredients.

The 40-seat restaurant will also have an upstairs bar. 

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