In a month's time, Rossino's will be no more. The Central West End institution has occupied the basement space of the Melrose Apartments on Sarah Street since the 1950s, dishing out its famous to the regulars, anyway homemade lasagna and square-edged pizzas served up on cookie sheets. Now in her sixties, Russo family matron Nancy Zimmerman started working at Rossino's before she was a teenager. She's ready for retirement. Zimmerman's father, Roy Russo, became a partner in the business in 1954; it opened ten years earlier as Melrose Pizzeria, said to be the first joint west of the Mississippi to... More >>>
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