April 30, 2012 By Christian Murray
A new pizzeria is holding its grand opening Tuesday at the old location of Rosario’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, which has been vacant for years.
La Bella Vita Pizzeria & Restaurant, located at 50-12 Skillman Ave., will be run by Vinny Lombardo and Sal Amato.
The pizzeria is the first establishment owned by Lombardo, 31, whose father ran a number of pizzerias. Lombardo, who was born in the US, was raised in Sicily before coming back to the US as a teenager.
The pizzeria offers a vast menu at a range of different prices. It serves items from extra-large cheese pies for $13; lasagna for $8; chicken parmesan for $6; grilled rib steak for $14; to a hamburger for $4. Lombardo was a butcher for 10 years and the pizzeria/restaurant offers a good spread of meat dishes.
Lombardo’s father told him about the Skillman Avenue location since he knew the owner of Rosario’s. “I took a look, liked the neighborhood—and I don’t live too far from here,” Lombardo said, who lives in Astoria.
While the pizzeria will offer a full range of breakfast and lunch specials, its primary focus will still be on pizza. A slice will go for $2.25
The restaurant provides free delivery: 718-639-6375