piz·​ze·​ria | \ ˌpēt-sə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce pizzeria (audio) \

Definition of pizzeria

: an establishment where pizzas are made or sold

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This week’s openings Caterer Kwabena Buatchi has set up a casual African/Caribbean restaurant in a former pizzeria at 35 E. Butler Ave. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness," 20 June 2018 In Pizzagate, right-wing media personalities like Cernovich pushed the idea that Hillary Clinton and other members of Democratic leadership were running a child-molestation ring out of a pizzeria in Washington, DC. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets," 20 July 2018 Born in Chicago, the pizzeria has locations in Downtown Indy and on the city's north side. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 After selling Nerd Force in 2008 for $500,000, Mr. Sela shifted to building websites for the pizzerias of his family and friends. Matthew Sedacca, New York Times, "With the Slice App, Local Pizzerias Get a Bigger Piece of the Market," 23 June 2018 Since DoGood’s shares a kitchen with the pizzeria Big Ass Slices next door, expect massive hunks of deliciousness. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Happy-hour pick: Silence DoGood's Tavern," 4 June 2018 That is the name given to a popular theory that the price of a plain slice at pizzerias throughout the city tracks with the cost of a bus or subway trip. Charles Passy, WSJ, "The MetroCard Derailed the Price of a Slice—at Least That’s One Theory," 2 Mar. 2019 Many pizzerias, too, will sell portions of fresh dough to take away and bake at home. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Easiest Way to Eat More Healthy Fish," 16 Jan. 2019 The restaurant retains a special place in the pizza pantheon by virtue of having been around for so long, one pizzeria tour guide says. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Historian Challenges Lombardi’s Pizza Primacy," 15 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of pizzeria

circa 1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzeria

Italian, from pizza

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English Language Learners Definition of pizzeria

: a restaurant where mainly pizzas are served

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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