In 1957 Joe Todaro hired an architect to design his first pizzeria. The working title was “La Nova,” meaning “The New One,” and the name stuck. “Papa Joe” and his one-of-a-kind pizzas—topped with Sorrento® Mozzarella and Ricotta—would become giants in the industry and the pride of Buffalo, NY.

Joe’s son learned the business as a boy by making pizza dough in the basement. “Big Joe” picked up where Papa left off to make La Nova North America’s #1 independent pizzeria, a must-stop for visiting VIPs, and the official pizza of the Buffalo Bills.

And Sorrento cheese still tops their pies.

"Papa Joe" and "Big Joe" Todaro were inducted in 2015 and featured in Pizza Today Magazine and PMQ Magazine.