Novelist Anthony Sciarratta plans to reopen his grandfather Tony’s ‘iconic’ Forest Hills pizzeria

Dec 30, 2019 518

BY: Angélica Acevedo

Anthony Sciarratta grew up smelling tomato sauce and watching dough kneaded at his grandfather’s iconic pizza place, Tony’s Pizzeria, in Forest Hills. Seems like a kid’s dream, right? Well, Sciarratta admitted that he actually wasn’t all that fond of pizza as a kid.

“At that time, I didn’t even eat pizza,” he laughed. “I don’t know why, when I was a kid it didn’t sit with me well. I started eating pizza after it closed and I had to pay for it.” But now, Sciarratta, who was born and bred in Middle Village, dreams of opening up Tony’s Pizzeria once again.

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