Popular Philly Pizza Maker Brings Signature Pies To Wrightstown

A Philadelphia pizza maker named Angelo Pizza is bringing his pies to Wrightstown.

Angelo Pizza, Matt Levin, and Andrew Abruzzese.
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Angelo Pizza, known for his eponymous pizzeria at 229 Market Street in Philadelphia, is embarking on a flavorful partnership with Andrew Abruzzese, the owner of the historic Pineville Tavern.

The collaboration will introduce Pizza’s popular pies to the area.

The Pineville Tavern on Durham Road in the Pineville section of Wrightstown Township will house the new Bucks County outpost of The Angelo Pizza within its takeout store.

The official launch is scheduled for next Thursday, but there will be a soft opening this Thursday.

Abruzzese has announced that the first 35 customers on official opening day will be treated to free pizza.

The Pineville Tavern will feature a nine-item pizza menu, including both red and white pies, with plain and specialty options available in 12-inch and 18-inch sizes. Prices will range from $14 to $24.

An Angelo Pizza pizza.
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Initially available for takeout, there are plans to extend the offering to dine-in customers at the tavern’s bar in the future, according to Abruzzese.

The collaboration not only brings Pizza’s renowned pies to a new area but also introduces an Italian Market section at the tavern. The market will feature range of products from Angelo’s jarred pizza sauces to The Pineville’s famed homemade ravioli, alongside classic sandwiches, cheesesteaks, wings, and egg rolls.

Down the road, the takeout store will introduce four new sandwiches, crafted by Chef Matthew Levin, expanding the culinary horizons of the Pineville Tavern’s patrons.

The partnership between Abruzzese and Pizza is built on respect and shared heritage, with both tracing their culinary lineage back three generations to Baltimore’s Little Italy.

“Angelo is a third generation pizzaiolo and I am a third generation ravioli maker” said Abruzzese. “One thing we have in common: there are no compromises in the quality of our products — that’s what makes us different from everyone else.”

This collaboration has been years in the making, Abruzzese and Pizza said.

Pizza’s business has been gaining momentum after the shop saw a significant boost following a glowing review by Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports in 2020.

The Pineville Tavern’s kitchen became a pivotal space for Angelo to expand his frozen pizza business significantly during the pandemic.

Now, three years after the launch of his Old City brick-and-mortar shop, Pizza is once again teaming up with Abruzzese.

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