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South Philadelphia: Where Old Meets New

South Philadelphia: Where Old Meets New

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and Vincent Iannelli is working in the back of his bakery on Passyunk Avenue. Iannelli, 29, wears a sauce-smudged cooking apron and a baseball cap atop his dark, slicked-back hair. He takes his time while he pours homemade red gravy across freshly-rolled dough, scoops it onto a wooden paddle and into […]

 

South Philadelphia: Vincent Iannelli Keeps Up 105 Year-Old Family Business

South Philadelphia: Vincent Iannelli Keeps Up 105 Year-Old Family Business

Walking down East Passyunk Avenue, you might miss this Italian, family-owned and operated pizza shop. Iannelli’s Famous Brick Oven Bakery may be small but third generation owner, Vincent Iannelli, knows his way around the kitchen. The 28-year-old Iannelli inherited the bakery from his grandparents, Terry and Mirna, who started the business in 1910. Iannelli’s grandparents […]