The Italian presence in Australia predates the First Fleet. James Matra and Antonio Ponto, both of Italian descent, were aboard the ship 'Endeavour' with Captain James Cook on his voyage of discovery in 1770. Convict Giuseppe Tuzo arrived with the First Fleet, and eventually settled in Sydney.
AMERICAN LICENSE FOR BAKING PIZZA
First American license for baking pizzas granted to Gennaro Lombardiin Spring Street in New York City.
AMERICAN FINDS TASTE OF PIZZA
American soldiers that returned from the World War 2 brought home their newfound taste for pizza.
First Pizza Store Opens
7th July 1961
Toto's Pizza House (Toto's) is the first pizzeria established in Melbourne, Australia, now a small chain of Pizza stores. Toto's opened for business on 7 July 1961 in Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, where the business has remained since.