1945, the first Barone’s restaurant was established. Several siblings consisting of Josephine Barone, Tony, Frank and Mike Arpaia, Joseph Izzo, and most noteably Frank Monteleone, made Barone’s what it is today. For well over a half century the restaurant has truly been a family affair. Through the years, family members pitched in with cooking the secret family recipes which were derived from their grandparents from Sicily and Naples, serving, tending bar and even entertaining the customers with a song ! Barone’s was the first restaurant in Los Angeles and in Southern California to sell pizza.
This dedication to their patrons made Barone’s a household name in Los Angeles and the place to go for pizza. Mega stars in the 50?s made Pizza popular. One of the first stars was James Dean, another regular visitor to Barone’s was legend Frank Sinatra and legend John Wayne. Read More