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50 Years of Flying Pizza San Carlo 50 Years of Flying Pizza
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Flying Pizza in Roundhay, Leeds has established itself as an iconic institution, attracting a diverse range of visitors over the years. It stands out as one of the most prestigious restaurants in the region. This year commemorates the 50th anniversary since first opening its doors in 1974, as Adriano’s Flying Pizza.

Adriano and Carlo have maintained a strong friendship throughout the years. Their bond developed years ago when Carlo would bring his children, Marcelo (our current CEO), and Sacha Distefano (our current COO), to Flying Pizza every Sunday when they were kids.

Marcello recalls being fascinated by the supercars parked outside when he was a child, commenting that ‘It felt like a showroom at the front of the restaurant.’ He envisions Flying Pizza thriving for another 50 years, even if he is no longer around, wishing for someone else to preserve the restaurant and its legacy.

Today, Flying Pizza is managed by our very own Daniele Atzori, who is loved amongst our loyal customers and serves as one of our exceptional General Managers. With experience in launching new locations, Daniele shared, “I have led numerous site openings for various companies and my own personal venture from 2004 to 2009 in Wylde Green, located north of Birmingham.”

We asked him about the future goals for Flying Pizza over the next year. His response was simple, “Our objective is to become the top Italian restaurant in the region, and truth be told, we are well on our way to achieving just that.”

The San Carlo group love being apart of a piece of Roundhay history and look forward to the next 50 years.

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