Pizzeria earns coveted certification

by Newspress on October 03, 2014

If you want true Neapolitan-style pizza in St. Joseph — in fact, in the entire state of Missouri — there’s just one place you can find it. Il Lazzarone Neapolitan Pizzeria at 1628 Frederick Ave. in St. Joseph has been certified by the Italian government as an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria.

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Chow Town: il Lazzarone Pizzeria serves authentic Neapolitan pizza in unexpected place

by Kansas City Star on June 28, 2014

There’s something incongruous about il Lazzarone in St. Joseph. Not the food, mind you. The Neapolitan pizza that Erik Borger slides in and out of his Italian-made wood-fired brick oven is divine, the golden crust blistered and puffed, simply topped with premium ingredients. It’s the physical space at 1628 Frederick Ave. that throws the first-time […]

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Il Lazzarone holds by Neapolitan virtues

by Newspress on June 07, 2014

In a city where hot ‘n’ ready pizzas and stuffed-crust specials have dominated the landscape, il Lazzarone feels a lot like an oasis. Not only does the weeks-old restaurant boast the kind of style you’d expect to see on the streets of Manhattan, South Austin or maybe even Kansas City’s Westport district, but it’s also […]

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Kansas City’s Cheap Eats: Sixty-seven places where you can get the best, tastiest, flavor-bomb, bang-for-your-buck bites

by 435 Magazine on May 01, 2014

We scoured the city for our annual best cheap eats issue, from falafel dens and food trucks to authentic taquerias, Italian delis, and greasy spoons. For our 2015 cheap eats algorithm, we gave equal weight to taste and value, with the goal to keep primarily within the $10-or-less range. Note: no barbecue joints were considered […]

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Mangia in the River Market: Il Lazzarone pizzeria brings Naples to KC with a second location.

by 435 Magazine on April 15, 2014

That’s Amore A lover of pizza since his New York childhood, restaurateur and chef Erik Borger set up shop in his garage to perfect his technique of making Neapolitan pizza exactly the way it’s made in Naples, Italy. As his obsession grew, so did his desire to open his own pizzeria, and in May 2014 […]

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