Editor’s note: Five years ago we celebrated Anthony’s Pizzerias 15th anniversary. Today we join in celebration of Anthony’s 20 years in Simpsonville . In our article 5 years ago Chris Negalis talked about opening night and how exciting it was to see the crowd around the corner waiting to get in. That magical night has been repeated over and over and has resulted in one of the most successful businesses in Simpsonville. Congratulations Chris and Anthony
Anthony’s is now a favorite among Simpsonville natives and newcomers alike and was recently voted into the top 4 for WYFF 4’s Best of the Upstate. Best known for their New York style pizza and friendly staff, the restaurant now boasts refreshed décor and updated seating.
The Neglias’ were presented with a certificate of appreciation from the city of Simpsonville and the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their 20 years in Simpsonville
A 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 11:00am until 3:00pm at the restaurant. The public is invited to attend and enjoy music, inflatables, an obstacle course and giveaways with Simpsonville Gymnastics, games, prizes, and of course – pizza!
Anthony’s Pizzeria Bio:
Anthony’s Pizzeria, a family owned restaurant, has been serving Simpsonville and Upstate S.C. for 20 years. The New York style pizza has been voted Best of the Upstate and receives high praise from many in the surrounding areas. Anthony and Chris Neglia opened the pizzeria in March of 1998 and have been faithfully serving the community ever since.
Most days, you can find Anthony tossing pizzas or mingling with the regulars. Chris has spent many of the 20 years raising their children and pitching in at the restaurant as needed. All three children have been helping out in the pizzeria since childhood and can often be found helping out during busy shifts and the Friday night rush. Anthony, Chris, and their family share a strong faith in God and love for the community.
The Anthony’s crew consists of many long-term employees who view themselves as part of the family. You can often hear them joke that once you work at Anthony’s, you always work at Anthony’s. The ongoing success of Anthony’s Pizzeria can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of the Neglias and the Anthony’s crew.♦