In 1985, soon after arriving in NJ from Italy, the Capra family opened a tiny pizzeria called Robert’s in Newark on the corner of New and Washington Streets. The pizza was authentic and within a few years, they were able to expand. Those were interesting times in Newark; for a time, The Village Voice was printed in Robert's basement. By 1999, the Rutger’s Law School was established across Washington Street and Robert’s became a campus tradition for thousands of students. Two decades later, when alumni visit Rutgers, they still make a pilgrimage to Robert’s Pizzeria to reminisce about their student days.