They are known as the birthplace of flatbread pizza.
Killeen and Germon were artists looking for a way to supplement their income when they opened the restaurant.
The couple won a James Beard Foundation Award in 1993 for being the best chefs in the Northeast, and Al Forno was named the best casual restaurant in the world in 1994 by The International Herald Tribune.
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