Springfield's newest pizza shop, Pizza Rustica, celebrated its grand opening in late October. Taking over for long-standing restaurant Jolly's Pizza, the Morris avenue pizzeria has already gained fans in the Springfield community.
Like many businesses in the area, Hurricane Sandy presented unique and extreme challenges, forcing Rustica to shut its doors for two weeks. Owner Antonio Costagliola said that while it was a burden to take such a hit to the business so soon after opening, he was happy to see that people have already started to come back for pies, slices and more.
Editor's note: the original version of this story got the address wrong. I changed it in the text.