Boombozz Pizza history dates back to 1998 when Tony Palombino decided to combine his personal recipes and flair with everything he had learned from his family. His idea was to combine one small pizza oven and a lot of hard work to create gourmet pizzas with premium ingredients. He’s always worked on the premise that if you try the pizza just once, you’ll love it and keep coming back for more.

From the very beginning, Tony was involved in every aspect of the business. You could find him doing everything from cooking and delivering to working the register and coming up with wild marketing ideas. His continued hard work always pushes for only one goal: Make the best pizzas he possibly can and do right by the customer. The name “Boombozz” comes from Italian slang and means wild, crazy, and fun. Tony puts these ideas at the front of everything he does. The result is the totally unique flavor of a Boombozz pizza, and the fun atmosphere of a Boombozz Taphouse restaurant.

If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing…and if it’s not good, it’s not worth eating!


When Tony Palombino opened Boombozz Pizza in Louisville ten years ago, his goal was to compete with pizza chains by offering gourmet pizzas with premium ingredients. Today, his efforts have been awarded with numerous recognitions, including being given the title of “Best Pizza in America” at the International Pizza Championship.

Most recently, Fast Casual Magazine ranked the Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse concept 16th out of 100 for the “Top Movers & Shakers” in America, and Pizza Today magazine named Boombozz on their list of “Top 100 Pizzerias” in America. 

In 2011, Food Network Magazine set out to find the 50 best pizzas in all 50 states. When they came to Kentucky, the editors were won over by our Pollotate pie – a mash-up of the Italian words for chicken and potato – whose crust is brushed with rosemary-garlic olive oil, then topped with chicken breast, red onions, roasted potatoes and lots of asiago and mozzarella cheese. 


Best Pizza in Louisville

Best Menu

Operator of the Year – 2008

American Pizza Championship

World Pizza Championship