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La Casa Pizzaria: 70 Years of Omaha History

We hope you're hungry! It's time to celebrate 70 years of La Casa Pizzaria!


La Casa is an Omaha staple beloved for its pizza and pasta. The Leavenworth Street pizzeria opened in June 1953, and founder Joe Patane ran out of food halfway through the evening on the restaurant’s first night in business.

This led to a now 70-year history of delicious Neapolitan-style pizza, now run by the third and fourth generations of Joe’s family.

The original location at 4432 Leavenworth is still open, along with a handful of other locations and a La Casa Food Truck!


La Casa was one of the first pizzerias in Omaha — and the first to feature Romano cheese! The thin crust, Romano cheese, and house-cooked seasoned ground beef quickly became La Casa’s signature pizza, and while pizza is still the top draw for customers, the menu is full of other Italian specialties like sandwiches, calzones, lasagnas, and desserts.


As we mentioned, La Casa is now celebrating its 70th year in business! Whether you’re coming for the fan-favorite pie, the historic landmark sign outside the restaurant, or to celebrate the Omaha history of the Patane family, La Casa is a great spot to savor.

Thanks to La Casa for sponsoring this post.


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