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About Us

1956

In 1956, Gennaro and Carmela Sbarro left Naples to migrateto the United States. Of course, their Italian roots were never far behind. Along with their three sons, Joseph, Mario and Anthony,they soon opened a salumeria, an Italian delicatessen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, that was an exceptional showcase of authentic and fresh Italian fare, from freshly made mozzarella and homemade sausages, to traditional Italian delicacies and desserts, all based on the Sbarro family recipes.

1967

As they branched out to more locations and grew into delivery for family celebrations in 1967, Carmela “Mama” Sbarro gave a new twist to the business: a restaurant with a pizza area in full view of customers and a fast moving self-service style,