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A pandemic isn't stopping Basil's Pizzeria from making the best pies

Posted at 7:24 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 23:19:47-04

NEW BERLIN — During the COVID-19 health crisis, it's business as usual at Basil's Pizzeria in New Berlin since takeout and delivery is what they specialize in.

What's different, though, is how much thought goes into serving customers safely now. Manager Tony Fugarino says his pizzeria takes social distancing seriously.

"People are coming up; everybody is being respectful. It's a beautiful thing," Fugarino said.

"One in, one out. One in, one out. Everybody has been so nice," he said.

He applauds his customers for being kind during a scary time. Some are keeping things lighthearted.

"There's a couple that lives down the street they pulled up on their tractor. We put it on Facebook, and everybody was loving that," he said.

Basil's Pizzeria is no longer charging for deliveries, and if you pick up a pizza, an employee will come outside and hand it to you.

The pizzeria just got new owners five months ago. The same spot has been serving fresh pizza for fifteen years. Fugarino himself has been making pizzas since the 70s.

For them, it's a priority to push through this pandemic. The pizzeria is promoting business wherever it can.

"We're trying to do discounts. We've got specials on Facebook. Look us up; we'll see what happens. We'll go from there," Fugarino said.

"We're doing everything we can to make it safe for all of the customers."

Click here to see the hours and menu at Basil's Pizzeria.

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