Brooklyn-Born Actors With Italian Roots Bring Sicilian Pies to Bushwick

Dec 28, 2016 893

by Gwynne Hogan

Two Brooklyn-born actors with Italian roots and a passion for pizza are bringing traditional Sicilian slices and street food to the neighborhood. Santo Fazio, 53, a pizza maker with three decades experience linked to starting up East Village shops like Two Boots and co-owning Three of Cups, has teamed up with his buddy Anthony Nocerino, 51, an actor and public school teacher, to open Fazio's Sicilian Pizzeria and Rosticceria.

The shop, which opened in late November at 709 Knickerbocker Ave., specializes in thick-crusted Sicilian slices topped with toppings like soppressata, a dry-aged salami, and other Sicilian street foods like scaccia, rolled pizza, calzones and Arancini, rice balls.

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