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Open Sesame!

As you step into the charming brick building, you're greeted by the words "OPEN SESAME," welcoming you into the Home of the Original Sesame Seed Crust Pizza, pioneered by Pietro himself in 1976. 

Indulge in a dining experience within one of three uniquely distinct atmospheres. Choose from our retro-style front dining room, the exposed brick of the main dining area featuring beautiful artwork, or the serene whimsical outdoor patio adorned with red and white hanging umbrellas, lush palm trees, and vibrant red planters filled with gorgeous plants and private domes. 

During colder weather, opt for our outdoor heated personal domes, creating a private party space illuminated by red and white lights, offering an enchanting experience.

Pietro's History

For over four decades, Pietro’s has been a beloved fixture in the community. It all began with the vision of Pete Ippolito, whose dedication to curating the perfect pizza recipe laid the foundation for our legacy. Through the years, Pete's son-in-law, John Arigo, carried on the tradition for another 30 years. 

Now, under the leadership of Lauren Maslov, John's daughter, our humble pizzeria has blossomed into a bustling restaurant, complete with a charming outdoor patio. While our roots remain firmly planted in the art of crafting mouthwatering pizzas, we've evolved into a destination where friends and family gather to savor the tastes of home in every bite. Join us on this delicious journey through generations of flavor and tradition!

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Pete Ippolito and Lauren

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John Arigo and Lauren

Our History

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