DiNardi's Pizza & Pasta near Gonzaga draws on more than 50 years of family-owned traditions

Jul 13, 2018 97

BY: Alla Drokina

When you grab a slice of pizza at DiNardi's, you're tapping into a long-standing family tradition of Italian culinary magic. Ciro DiNardi Sr., hailing from Naples, Italy, and later New York City, helps Ciro DiNardi Jr., owner of the newly opened pizzeria in Spokane's Logan Neighborhood, as chef in the kitchen, sharing recipes his grandparents passed down to him. There is a visible camaraderie between father and son as they banter and work together.

"He's [a] 75-year-old," says Ciro Jr. about his hardworking father. "I'm trying so hard to lighten his workload, but he's just an animal." Much of the younger DiNardi's childhood, starting around age 8, included answering phone calls at his parents' restaurant in Yonkers, New York, which opened in 1964.

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SOURCE: https://www.inlander.com

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