The Campanians - L&B Spumoni Gardens & Galleria Umberto pizzas (plus sfincione)

Jan 24, 2023 132

BY: Andrew Janjigian

Today’s post and recipes are a tribute to two of my favorite pizza joints, Brooklyn’s L&B Spumoni Gardens and Boston’s Galleria Umberto. While both specialize in what we collectively consider Sicilian pizza—meaning square-cut slices, baked in a pan, with a thick, close-textured crumb—neither actually originates from Sicily.

In fact, as I only just discovered, the founders of both restaurants hail from the province of Avellino, Italy, in the Campania region. (Galleria Umberto is named after a famous domed indoor shopping gallery in Naples, Campania’s capital.)

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