pizzeria

[peet-suh-ree-uh]
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Origin of pizzeria

1940–45; < Italian, equivalent to pizz(a) pizza + -eria -ery
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pizzeria

noun
  1. a place where pizzas are made, sold, or eaten

Word Origin for pizzeria

C20: from Italian, from pizza + -eria -ery
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Word Origin and History for pizzeria
n.

1943, likely in use in American English in restaurant names by 1930, from pizza with ending as in cafeteria.

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