Celebrating the 125th Birthday of Pizza With Pizzas Delivered From Every Pizzeria In New York City

What better way to celebrate the 125th birthday of pizza (specifically the modern day Margherita pizza created by Raffaele Esposito) than with a giant pizza party featuring a pizza delivered by every pizzeria in New York City. This fantasy was brought to life by Matt Capucilli who came up with the original idea, along with Ronen V of $tandard ©reative and Mike Cirino of a razor, a shiny knife, with sponsorship by Shock Top Beer. Jonathan Mann of “A Song A Day” provided music and artist Thierry Van Biesen created a “Leaning Tower of Pizza” installation. And pizza. Lots and lots of pizza.

At $tandard ©reative, we threw Pizza a 125th Bday Party and ordered delivery from every pizzeria in NY (great idea, Matt Capucilli!) All made possible by Shock Top Brewery Co., who sponsored the project. Pizza was created on June 11, 1889 by hero genius Raffaele Esposito. We celebrated Pizza’s 125th birthday at our studio by ordering delivery from every pizzeria in New York.

Here are more Pizza Party photos by Nicky Digital and Gothamist.


Leaning Tower of Pizza


Pizza Flag

Pizza Boxes

images by mr. gif and Scott Beale

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.