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Lupo’s Restaurant

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
1. Lupo’s Restaurant Marker
Inscription.
This is the site of Lupo’s Restaurant which introduced Pizza to the West coast in 1935.

The original brick oven, fired by oakwood, is still in use here at Tommaso’s

 
Erected by Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano.
 
Location. 37° 47.866′ N, 122° 24.318′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Kearny Street near Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1042 Kearny Street, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Francisco Brewing Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Zoetrope (about 400 feet away); Little Chile (about 400 feet away); The Condor (about 400 feet away); The Salvation Army (about 600 feet away); The Stinking Rose (about 600 feet away); The Saloon (about 600 feet away); Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  A Slice of History: Pizza Through the Ages - History.com. The first documented United States pizzeria was G. (for Gennaro) Lombardi’s
Lupo’s Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
2. Lupo’s Restaurant Marker
on Spring Street in Manhattan, licensed to sell pizza in 1905. (Prior to that, the dish was homemade or purveyed by unlicensed vendors.) Lombardi’s, still in operation today though no longer at its 1905 location, “has the same oven as it did originally,” noted food critic John Mariani, author of “How Italian Food Conquered the World.”
(Submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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