Owner Brian Dzieweczynski, who had been making pizza at the same small South St. Paul location for 32 years, decided it was time to move to larger and fancier digs. A California company has the U.S. registration on the Pizza Factory name. Dzieweczynski's place was grandfathered in at the old spot, but the move forced him to come up with a new name. Old World, he says, reflects the way the pizza is made — all from scratch, including the sauce, the sausage and the dough.
Fans of the former Pizza Factory in South St. Paul have reason to celebrate. The restaurant has changed its name to Old World Pizza and moved a half-mile up the hill to Inver Grove Heights, but the pizza is the same as ever.
And the pizza is very good. No goat cheese and barbecued chicken pizza here — just the good, old-fashioned kind with fresh ingredients and a chewy crust. There's also a lunch buffet with salad bar, pasta and eight kinds of pizza. And more dishes are in the works, including gelato for a touch of old-world flavor.