Andrew Bellucci's Pizzeria

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Few pizza makers made an impression on this city like Bellucci. Born in New Jersey, the chef is best known for helping Gennaro Lombardi and Joan Volpe reopen Lombardi’s in 1994, a landmark in Nolita that closed in the 1980s. It claims to be the country’s first pizzeria. Like at the original Lombardi’s, which opened in 1905, his pies were prepared in a coal oven, a rarity among modern pizzerias that some argue produces a better crust. -EATER