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A Classic Italian Favorite Now Available to Order "Nonna's Pizza"

August 5, 2022


Nonna’s Pizza, also known as Grandma’s Pie, is a traditional Italian pizza that grandmother’s would make for the entire family. The signature dish is said to have originated on Long Island and now has spread to the greater New York area. Chef Anthony Russo is now introducing this legendary pizza to several of his locations in the Texas marketplace for the first time.

Nonna’s Pizza also known as Nonna’s Pie is a rectangular pizza that is cooked in an olive oil-coated pan. Traditionally, the pizza is covered in a thin layer of mozzarella cheese and then topped with fresh tomatoes. Oftentimes, the mozzarella is placed directly on the dough, and the sauce goes on top of that, but this is not always the case. What makes Nonna’s unique is the crust. The dough is quickly stretched on the pan, giving it little time to rise before baking in the oven. This gives the pizza its signature thinner, crisper crust. The crust is what separates Nonna’s Pizza from other similar thinner crust pizzas, like Sicilain Pizza.

Using high-quality ingredients is what makes Chef Anthony Russo’s Nonna’s Pie rise above competitors. Chef Russo always uses the best quality ingredients to ensure a delicious final product. Nonna’s Pie includes Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, Robusto pizza sauce, premium Roma tomatoes, fresh-cut basil, and Wisconsin’s signature mozzarella cheese.

This pie is very nostalgic for Chef Anthony Russo. Russo reminisces on his childhood when grandma would make it for him.

“This was our go-to pizza growing up” Chef Anthony Russo states “We used to have it for dinner every Sunday night at Grandma’s house. She used to use fresh homemade marinara sauce and fresh-made dough left over from the bread recipe. Grandma would place the dough square pan, then top it with marinara sauce, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella cheese. We are very excited to be one of the first pizzerias to bring Nonnna’s Pizza to the Texas.”

Nonna’s Pie is now available for a limited time for pick-up or free delivery for just $16. Call or FIND A STORE to order online today. Nonna’s Pizza is only available at participating locations only. Please contact your local store for more details. To learn more about Russo’s safety measures, menu, lunch specials, delivery, takeout, catering, or to order online, please visit See store for details.

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