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Brooksville Honors Luigi’s Pizza 50th Anniversary

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on December 29, 2020

On December 21, 2020, the Brooksville City Council honored local restaurant, Luigi’s Pizza, in celebration of their 50th anniversary.  

In 1970, Luigi’s was founded by Louis Hallal and Fred Kirshy.  Brothers-in-law Louis and Fred moved to Brooksville in 1969 from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and Brooklyn, New York, with the idea of opening an Italian restaurant. During the long drive from New York to Florida, the business idea and concept of Luigi’s was born.

Three generations of Kirshy’s have operated the restaurant currently located at 750 S. Broad in Brooksville, including co-founder Fred Kirshy, his son, George Sr. and George’s children, George Jr. and Gregory. 

The restaurant originally opened its doors on September 2, 1970, in the Hernando Plaza and then, in 1979, moved to its current location when the brothers purchased the new property.

Brooksville Honors Luigi’s Pizza for its 50th Anniversary

The Brooksville City Council praised the business for its 50 years of long-standing service to residents and visitors, their contributions to the community, the quality service they provide as well as the fantastic food. 

The Council thanked Luigi’s for being a part of the City of Brooksville and wished them continued success. 

Luigi’s offers a wide variety of savory Italian and American dishes during breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For information they can be reached at 352-796-8700 or [email protected]


gail says

Great place. First Job my son had was with your company. Stayed next door to son on Pemberton dr.
Thank you


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