As a love of all things pizza I’m lucky to live right next to the pizza capitol of the world, New Haven. You may have noticed that a lot of the famous places (Pepe’s, Sally’s, Modern) all have “Apizza” on their name which locals know is produced “AH-BEETZ”. But why?
In Italy where pizza first started a lot of the pizzerias used “La Pizza” in their name. Back in the early 1900s when Italian immigrants came to the United States and started opening pizza places they dropped the L to make it flow better. It then because Apizza, or AH-BEETZ!.