“The Penn Station” pizza pie maker closes

The home of the famous 34-inch pizza called “The Penn Station,” has recently closed down. The owners of La Semolina Pizza, on Broadway in Massapequa, recently shut down the restaurant. Michael and Luigi DellaMonica, a father and son duo, began making large pizzas in Oneonta. They made them as big as they could, 34-inches, then expanded their operation to Massapequa. It was so unwieldy the pizza needed two paddles to slide the pizza pie in and out of the oven. And each slice was the size of three regular slices. A to-go pizza had to be divided in half and placed in two boxes.