Our roots go back almost one hundred years to Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza. There, on the Piazza Colleta, Luigi Leone established the third pizzeria in the country’s history and created a family legacy that would be carried on for generations by his Neapolitan descendants.
In 2006, owner Charlie Green met Olivella, Luigi’s great-grandson, who brought the recipe to the States. Green had spent the better part of a decade canvassing the east coast and Europe’s oldest and most-revered pizzerias in search of the most delicious recipe to import to Dallas. Green and Olivella soon joined forces to open Olivella’s in University Park (2007), Victory Park (2009), Lakewood (2012), and then Fort Worth (2016).