Gennaro's to Start Tossing Tomato Pies in South Philly

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There’s a new pizza joint on the way at the corner of Jackson and Carlisle streets in South Philly. The name is Gennaro's Tomato Pie, and its on track to open January 2. Insider reports that Mike Giammarino, who fronted the Rittenhouse satellite of New York’s ancient Lombardi's Pizza until it was squeezed out to make way for 10 Rittenhouse, is behind the new venture. Tomato pies are said to be the thing there, which might cause some confusion. It’s not going to be that cheese-less thick, and doughy crusted tomato pie found in nearby Conshohocken and Norristown. From the sounds of it, it seems like the tomato pies there will be a hybrid of the the Santucci’s sauce-on-top style, and the crisp, cross-cut pies native to the Chambersburg section of Trenton. The menu will also have some salads and appetizers. [Insider]