PHOTO: Robert tossing the first pizza, with his father Frank looking on, at the grand re‑opening of Toto’s Daly City in 1961.
A Slice of History
from Robert Spadarella
Toto’s Pizzeria & Restaurant was first opened by my grandparents, Caroline and Antonio (Toto) Spadarella, in 1932 on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Both were from Naples, the region in Italy where pizza originated. Using a huge brick oven, they began baking pizza according to the traditional recipe, the same recipe we use today.