Gennaro's Tomato Pie has wrapped operations on Jackson Street near South Philadelphia High, and the pizzeria has moved into the Passyunk Square home of sibling Italian restaurant Grace & Pat's (1533 S. 11th St., 215-336-3636), two doors from Fond and across from the Singing Fountain.
Now operating as Gennaro's, owner Mike Giammarino has brought over the World War II-era kitsch and melded the two menus - Gennaro's New York-style pizza and Grace & Pat's square, "grandma" style, which is not as thick as Sicilian - plus a calzone and few pastas that come with a salad and a mini-cannoli for dessert.
The pizzas include:
Gennaro's tomato pie (thin crust, with whole milk mozzarella, crushed tomato, and a touch of olive oil), $16.50 for a 16-inch, $13.50 for a 12-inch
Gennaro's white pie (thin crust, while-milk mozzarella, ricotta, seasonings, fresh garlic, and olive oil), $19.50 for a 16-inch large, $16.50 for a 12-inch.
Grace's red gravy pie (the grandma-style, with tomato sauce with fresh herbs and whole milk mozzarella, topped with romano), $17.50.
Pasquale's (Pat's) white pizza (grandma-style, with whole-milk mozzarella, olive oil and garlic, fresh herbs, topped with a sprinkle of crushed hot red chili pepper), $18.50.
It's BYOB and open from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.