A New Vincent's Pizza is Rising from the (Oven) Ashes

A new look for an old favorite along Route 30 at the North Braddock/Forest Hills border.

The sign along Route 30 that features a picture of the late Vincent Chianese tossing the dough for his famous "Vinnie Pies" in the air says it all: "Coming soon."

Work has been progressing steadily on the building where Chianese opened his pizza shop and bar in 1950. The building is owned by Chianese's daughter, Toni Zollner, who had hinted at a comeback for the landmark that served a Pittsburgh classic.

The outside looks like a whole new building—a big change from the dated look the pizza shop and bar had when it closed last spring.

The only questions remaining are: How soon? Will it retain the name Vincent's Pizza Park? And what does the inside look like?

Are you looking forward to the return of the Vinnie Pie? Do you have a favorite story about Vincent's Pizza? Tell us in the comments section.


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Jennifer Guenther January 31, 2013 at 04:23 PM
I have been going to Vinnie's since I was a little girl. Although I am excited to hear that it is reopening, as a true Pittsburgher, I am sorry to hear the inside is changing. I remember the old tables, the chairs and the decor from my youth. At least my three kids can build the same memories that I share (but with updated tables). I could go for a pie now!
Joe Marini January 31, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Hearing a customer complain to Vinny about the Pizza, and his response. 'Leave.' Classic. Greatest pizza ever.
demarr starr-rawlings February 01, 2013 at 02:30 AM
David Westerman February 01, 2013 at 08:55 AM
In my much younger days my friend and I consumed an entire large Pie (not one bite left). While walking home along the Ardmore Blvd a rest became necessary so we stopped to sit and digest a while. A Forest Hills police officer stopped and asked us to explain our lingering ways. The understanding officer told us to not sit too long. Pepperoni,mushrooms,and onion again, I can't wait!
Renny Domske February 01, 2013 at 05:49 PM
When I lived in Iowa, every time back in Western PA would end up with a trip to Vinnie's to take his pepperoni special wrapped in butcher paper back across the Mississippi.


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