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Williamsburg Pizzeria Sells Hundreds of 'Pizza on Pizza' Slices

By Serena Dai | June 1, 2015 3:50pm | Updated on June 2, 2015 7:05pm
 Vinnie's Pizzeria sold more than a dozen whole pies and 300-400 slices.
Williamsburg Pizzeria Sells Hundreds of 'Pizza on Pizza' Slices
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It's pizza to the hundredth-degree.

Vinnie's Pizzeria, at 148 Bedford Ave. and 253 Nassau Ave., sold hundreds of slices of its pizza topped with mini-slices of pizza over the weekend — with people even coming in from out of state to try the viral sensation, the pizzeria said.

After the invention by employee Sean Berthiaume took off on the Internet last week, staff decided to make the pizza-on-pizza the specialty offering.

By Monday, the Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations had sold more than a dozen whole pies and between 300 and 400 slices, each with four to five mini-slices on top, Berthiaume and pizzeria co-owner Henrik Toncic said.

"It was kind of meant for my own amusement to begin with," Berthiaume said. "I was just fooling around at work, just trying something. It feels good that it actually paid off."

Each slice costs $4, while a whole pie costs $25.

By 11:30 Monday morning, just half an hour after the pizzeria opens, it had already received an order for 10 whole pies with mini-pizza slices on top, Berthiaume said.

Toncic said he's not sure how long the pizza-on-pizza will remain the special or whether it will be a permanent by-the-slice menu item.

But even if it doesn't become a regular offering, anybody who wants one will be able to buy a whole pie if they want it, Toncic said.

"We're the type of place where we don't like to say no. We'll bend over backward for our customers," he said. "Whether or not it's officially on the menu, if people wanted to come in and they don't mind waiting, we'd be happy to make it for them."

Vinnie's is still only serving cheese slices on top of cheese slices, but crazier combinations may also soon be available, the pizzeria said.

"I mean, that's the best thing about pizza — you can just keep adding and adding whatever you want," Berthiaume said. "If you want a chicken bacon ranch pizza with a buffalo chicken [pizza] on top, you can do that."