Pizza

A Pizza and More

104 Main St.
Cortland NY 13045

Phone: (607) 753-7527

Hours: Sunday - Tuesday 8 am - 11:30 pm; Wednesday - Saturday 8 am - 3:30 am

On Super Bowl Sunday in 1989, George Seibel and Tony Caruso opened a pizzeria that has become a downtown fixture. The two young men studied at SUNY Cortland and worked at Montelleone’s together, and used to talk about starting their own pizza place in the historic clock tower building.

Tony stayed in Cortland after graduation, and one day George got a call: "Remember that space in the clock tower building? It’s available." Almost two decades later, the business is thriving on excellent pizza and fast, friendly service.

A Pizza and More has gone through many incarnations over the years: shops were opened in McGraw, Ithaca, and Oswego and later sold, and more recently the Cortland pizzeria had to move up the street after the clock tower building burned in 2006. The new location has turned out to be a boon because it has plenty of space and a griddle. The griddle has inspired some new additions to the menu, such as cheese steak and breakfast pizza. Some things, however, have remained constant, especially the pizzeria’s quality ingredients – dough is made 8 to 10 times daily – and great staff.

Running A Pizza and More is a straightforward venture, but it’s not easy. George and Tony are constantly involved to make sure that things are going smoothly, and George says that competition keeps them on their toes to make sure that their good customer retention continues. Delivery within the city limits of Cortland is free; between the Cortland, Homer, and Tully pizzerias, A Pizza and More can deliver anywhere from Page Green Road to Lafayette.

Ultimately, says George, "We’re famous because we’re good." George and Tony invite you to try their pizza and see why A Pizza and More is still going strong.

Interview with George Seibel, April 25, 2007

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