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According to a press release from The Original Impellizzeri’s Pizza, one day in 1979 Benny Impellizzeri invented “Louisville-style pizza” in his father’s butcher shop in 1979. 

Here at F&D, we’re skeptical about the notion that “Louisville-style pizza” is even a thing, though Impellizzeri’s is known for its robust crust and double layers of cheese and toppings. 

But it’s indisputable that Impellizerri’s has been part of Louisville lore since the days when crowds queued up in long lines at the original Bardstown Road location. And these days, you can find Impellizzeri’s at five area locations.

To celebrate, throughout the month of July, Impellizzeri’s is offering deals on pizza, pastas, and local beers (this week when you purchase the new summer veggie lasagna, you’ll receive a free side salad and a discount on locally brewed Mile Wide beer).  

Highlands – 1381 Bardstown Rd.          
Downtown – 110 West Main St.                   
Holiday Manor – 4933 Brownsboro Rd.
Middletown – 805 Blankenbaker Pkwy                                                                 Elizabethtown – 14 Public Square