Downtown has a pizza our hearts

Downtown has a pizza our hearts
It’s no secret that Kenoshans love pizza. Cut in squares, cut in pie shape, thin crust, deep dish, veggies, or double meat – however you serve it, we love it. Downtown Kenosha is no different. In fact, you’ll find at least a half a dozen options to satisfy your pizza cravings in our historic district. More

Our Kenosha History: A little slice of pizza history in Kenosha

Our Kenosha History: A little slice of pizza history in Kenosha
January 25, 2022 — Pizza is a hot topic in Kenosha. We all have our favorites. But Kenosha didn’t magically become what it is overnight. You might not believe it today, but in the late 1940s, pizza was NOT a key part of Kenosha’s identity. It was not until World War II when thousands of servicemen filtered through Naples and discovered this interesting sauce, cheese and bread concoction. When returning to the US, veterans began to ask local Italian restaurants to make it for them and it grew in popularity very quickly. The Patio (5030 Sixth Ave, Oriental Inn location) – was one of the first restaurants in Kenosha to really push the ‘carry-out’ pizza system that everyone uses today. They advertised pizza carry-outs in 1947. The place was a hoppin’ joint too I assume with live music and dancing.     The popularity of the pizza pie was growing,... More