The history of pizza could be traced back hundreds of years to the bakeries of Italy. While we are proud of our Italian heritage, we believe pizza was perfected here in America.
During the 1950’s pizzerias were starting to pop up in Italian-American communities up & down the East Coast. Starting in New York City and quickly spreading across the country, the Pizza Parlor became home away from home for families from all walks of life. Whether taking the family out for a Saturday night dinner, picking up a pie on a Friday night, or getting it delivered to your home, Americans fell in love with pizza.
You can out grow your favorite music. You can out grow your favorite clothes. You can even out grow your favorite friends. But no one out grows their favorite pizza. Pizzeria Sophia strives to be the favorite pizzeria for generations of South Floridians.
We are inspired by the legendary Pizzerias that came before us and would love to follow in their footsteps. We are not ashamed to say that we are heavily influenced by places like Grimaldis’s under the Brooklyn Bridge, DeLorenzo’s Tomato Pies in Trenton, Regina’s in the North End of Boston, Midwestern icons such as Giordano’s in Chicago known for its deep dish pie and Buddy’s in Detroit where the Detroit style pie originated. Tomasso’s in San Francisco brought brick oven pizza to the west coast.
Of course we owe it all to the pizzerias we grew up with. Specifically Louie & Ernies in the Bronx and Celebre’s along with Maria’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia.
You can say that Pizzeria Sophia has been in the works for over 50 years. Since the first time we set foot in our favorite pizzeria.
We are honored to welcome you to Pizzeria Sophia.
Frank Crupi & Joe D’Arelli