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Starting with a thin but firm bread-like crust, he piled on sauce, cheese and toppings in layers: Lay down sauce, some toppings and a layer of cheese; then more toppings and more cheese until the pizza peel groans under its weight. Fire until done, box it, move it out to the hungry crowd and fire some more. This, Benny (Impellizzeri) declared, was Louisville-style pizza, and it was a big success.
Robin Garr, writing at LEO

The Impellizzeri’s culinary family tree includes Tony’s and Benny’s branches, and it is the latter finding itself one restaurant lighter following Monday’s website announcement.

Main Street Location Now Closed

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the permanent closing of our Downtown (Main Street) location. Thank you for supporting us over the years! Please continue to visit out four other area locations: Highlands, Middletown, Holiday Manor and E-Town

The Louisville Courier Journal’s Dahlia Ghabour has more about the latest twist in the saga of Impellizzeri’s, which by any definition is an iconic name in local pizza circles.

Impellizzeri’s closes its downtown Louisville restaurant

Impellizzeri’s has closed its location at 110 W. Main St., across from the KFC Yum Center. The pizza shop was temporarily closed due to impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but has now closed for good. The location has been removed from the company’s website and has a “For Lease” sign out front.