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Dave Portnoy saved Jersey pizza business following lockdown slowdown, says restaurant owner
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Gabriella Ottaiano said the blessings of Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy changed her pizza business in northern New Jersey after the fallout from the pandemic put the family business on its heels.
On Jan. 15, Portnoy came through Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria to chow down on its crunchy thin pizza for the 1,000th review his famed Barstool Pizza Review.
Ottaiano said Portnoy rated the pizza 8.9, and her life has been like a miracle ever since.
“In honor of Dave Portnoy, we named our famous pizza after him Calabria Portnoy Crunchy Thin,” she told Fox Business.
Now, she is getting customers interested in feasting on her family’s pizza from as far away as California and India.
“People from all over the world came to visit us and support us because they saw Dave’s review.”