Can you name the first licensed pizzeria in the United States?

Ok, that’s a tough one…spoiler alert: it was Lombardi’s, which opened in 1905.

You’ll find pizza history like this and much, much more at the “I Love Pizza Exhibit,” now on display at the Niles Public Library!

The exhibit, created by Kendall Bruns, founder of the U.S. Pizza Museum, gives pizza lovers a slice of the history behind their favorite food and features memorabilia, old menus, photos, and more. Let’s not forget, the history of pizza would not be complete without Lou Malnati’s! You’ll find some old school Lou’s memorabilia at the exhibit, too.

Learn more about the exhibit in WGN’s video below…

The “I Love Pizza Exhibit” is running now through March 31st at the Niles Public Library. Go check it out!

Warning: This exhibit is going to make you hungry…

Head to the original Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Lincolnwood (just a few miles away from the library) to check out even more pizza history and get a taste of Chicago’s best deep dish pizza!