Written by MyCentralJersey.com on 12/19/17
When Constantino DeLucia, an Italian immigrant, opened a bread bakery on First Avenue in Raritan in 1917, he probably wouldn’t have guessed that his brick bread oven would still be in use in 2017 by his great-grandson, Christian DeLucia.
However, three million pizzas later, the DeLucias are still cooking up pizza in that same oven in the site which became DeLucia’s Brick Over Pizza in the early 1950s, evolving to capitalize on America’s pizza craze.
“There’s not many places in this country that have been through four generations in 100 years,” said DeLucia, who lives in Raritan. “My great-grandfather would be ecstatic and very proud.”