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In 1956, Carmela and Gennaro Sbarro opened the doors to their Italian salumeria in Brooklyn. Carmela “Mama” Sbarro made pizza slices for shift workers looking for a quick meal. Her slices were so popular that they soon opened a second location focused solely on pizza. Since then, Sbarro has brought the best pasta, salad, and of course the XL NY slice to 630 eateries across 28 countries. You’re welcome, world.

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There’s only one way to eat an authentic New York style pie.
And this is it. Let’s begin.

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Good question: Suh-Bar-Oh –but some simply call us “The Best XL NY Pizza to ever be sold”.

Gennaro and Carmela “Mama” Sbarro in 1956. The couple and their three sons, Joseph, Mario, and Anthony, immigrated to America from Naples, Italy.

Sbarro is a privately-owned by Sbarro Holdings, LLC.

In 1956, the Sbarro family opened their first salumeria (an Italian grocery store) at 1701 65th Street and 17th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, which became popular for its fresh food and Italian fare. Its original location closed down in 2004. The success of the Sbarro Salumeria led to the opening of additional locations in the New York City metropolitan area. In 1970, Sbarro opened its first mall-based restaurant in Brooklyn’s Kings Plaza Shopping Center, which is still open today.

We have more than 600 Sbarro locations worldwide. Find one near you!

Even though we’re known for our NY XL pizza, we offer fresh made Italian favorites such as stromboli, pastas, breadsticks, salad and a variety of sides, including our fan favorite–Baked Ziti! Menu may vary by location. Visit your local store for more details.

Each 17″ pie has 6 XL slices.
Our 12″ square Roman-style pizza has 6 slices per pie.

The calories in our slices and whole pizza range depending on pizza type, size, and toppings. See our nutritional guide for more information.

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