Stephen LoGuidice partnered with his father Stefano, to open Centro Pizza Bar & Italian Kitchen in Long Island City. The family has been in the restaurant business since 1964, when they founded the popular Gaby's Pizza in Hollis. Owner Stephen, grew up working with his dad at Gaby's and hopes to put his own modern twist on the family's pizzeria business. Centro offers slices to go, pizza pies as well tradition Italian meals, in an upscale pizzeria environment.
"I added more entrees to the menu that we didn't do there, I added it here. Different kinds of salads, different kinds of appetizers, different kinds of pizzas, that he didn't do I wanted to take it to the next level. Try to break away from the old school pizzeria," said Stephen LoGuidice.
Centro Pizza is working on getting its liquor license so it can serve beer and wine. They will be celebrating their grand opening in the next few weeks.