Sbarro Opened its Doors to Davao Palate at SM City Davao
In 1956, Gennaro and Carmela Sbarro left Naples to migrate to the United States. With their three sons, they soon opened a salumeria, an Italian delicatessen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, that was an exceptional showcase of authentic and fresh Italian fare, from freshly made mozzarella and homemade sausages, to traditional Italian delicacies and desserts, all based on the Sbarro family recipes.
As they branched out to more locations and grew into delivery for family celebrations in 1967, Carmela “Mama” Sbarro gave anew twist to the business: a restaurant with a pizza area in full view of customers and a fast moving self-service style, with the same Sbarro family tradition of delicious, authentic Italian food. The modern day Sbarro was born.
Years later, Sbarro brand was brought to the Philippines and opened its first branch at the Annex in SM North Edsa in 1990 — the ﬁrst Sbarro in all of Asia. And recently, Sbarro opened its doors to Davao palate at SM City Davao, Mindanao’s first Sbarro Restaurant.