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Napoli’s Pizza Expands its Operations

What Vassar student hasn’t, at least once during their four years on Raymond Avenue, made the late-night call to Napoli’s pizzeria? Napoli’s, better known as “Nap’s,” has closed after more than 30 years in business. But don’t despair — Antonio DeBernardo, who founded the pizzeria in 1972 after immigrating from Naples, may be retiring at the age of 70 but he is handing the reins over to his son, Costanzo.

Cozzy plans to retain the same work ethic and care for Vassar students that his father had, but he also has some new ideas: He plans to remodel the dining room and offer an expanded menu with panini, vegan items, veggie burgers, and gourmet salads and wraps. There will even be a new pizza recipe that reflects his culinary training, but doesn’t stray too far from his father’s beloved recipe. The restaurant will open this month pending building permits from the City of Poughkeepsie. And the best part? The newly named Cozzy’s Place will now deliver until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

October 2008

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