Il Lazzarone Brings a Taste of Naples to the River Market

by KC Magazine on March 03, 2015

Il Lazzarone is officially open for business. But the River Market pizzeria can’t say it serves true Neapolitan pizza—yet. Owner Erik Borger opened the second location of the restaurant he started in St. Joseph, Missouri, on March 11, and he’s already working toward getting the KC pizzas approved by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the […]

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Chef Erik Borger on How He Fell in Love with Neapolitan Pizza

by Feast Magazine on February 27, 2015

Kansas Citians no longer have to drive an hour north of the city to Il Lazzarone in St. Joseph, Missouri, for authentic Neapolitan pizza. On March 1, Erik Borger, owner and operator of the pizzeria, opened a second location in the historic River Market area in Kansas City. Borger introduced an expanded menu at the […]

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Il Lazzarone to Open in the River Market on March 1

by Feast Magazine on February 09, 2015

It’s official: Kansas City’s Il Lazzarone will open in less than three weeks. “We will be ready to open our doors on March 1st,” says chef/owner Erik Borger, who confirmed the official opening date for the Neapolitan pizza restaurant to be located in the River Market at 412 Delaware. The first Il Lazzarone, in St. […]

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THAT’S AMORE: A new River Market restaurant showcases its owner’s passion for pizza.

by KC Magazine on February 03, 2015

When a teenage Erik Borger moved with his family to St. Joseph, Missouri, and discovered his pizza options were basically limited to fast-food chains, he did what any native New Yorker would do: He freaked out. “I was in a pretty sad state,” Borger says, laughing.

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For Kansas City’s New Il Lazzarone, a 6,000-Pound Christmas Delivery

by Feast Magazine on December 24, 2014

Erik Borger had to do some pretty precise measuring to make sure he could get his brand-new Acunto Mario Forni pizza oven through the front doors of his new restaurant. After all, the oven weighs an astonishing 6,000 pounds – making its placement within Kansas City’s historic River Market neighborhood no easy feat. Borger has […]

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