About Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Lodi, CA 95240
Welcome to Pietro’s of Lodi, a classic Italian restaurant that serves rich flavors and hearty portions at affordable prices. Since 1957 the proud family tradition for serving good food lives on with favorites like hand-tossed pizza, homemade ravioli, and authentic minestrone with homemade bread and broiled chicken with angel hair pasta. In addition, they offer delicious traditional dishes like eggplant lasagna, chicken florentine, and veal scaloppini. The menu is also complimented with Dover filet of sole, pancetta prawns and calamari steak. Their homemade desserts of cannoli, tiramisu and biscotti are made fresh daily. And the final family feel to the restaurant is their on-site herb and vegetable garden patio where one experiences the true fresh taste from the garden to the kitchen. It gives one the feel of a "meal with mama" on Sunday afternoon in Italy. Come enjoy the experience and meet the owners Jim and Annette Murdaca personally, as they meet and greet you at the door.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Lunch: Saturday: 11:30 PM - 3:00 PM.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
S. Washington St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Pietro’s offers several large party dining options :
Stanza di Vino room - accommodates 22 guests; Un Bel Paese room - accommodates 34 guests, Garden Pation (outside) - accommodates 44 guests.
We also offer specific banquet menus to make your dining choices easy and delicious.
Private Party Contact:
Jim Murdaca: (209) 368-0613
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
If you are looking to book a large party reservation or planning to book a private function in one of our private rooms please contact Sarah Miner Banquet Manager. Phone: (209) 368-0613
Pietro's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I love, love, love their chicken Alfredo ...
I love, love, love their chicken Alfredo. The chicken is always so tender, plus I ask them to add fresh mushrooms. My husband won't try anything but the lasagna because (next to mine) it's the best he's had. Love the bread with vinegar and oil and their Pietros salad can't be beat. They have a great wine selection and I love their Pietros Italian Margarita. In the summer time, eating outside by the fountain is a must. They have a garden where they gather many of the vegetables they use in their food.
Excellent food and service. Our first vi ...
Excellent food and service. Our first visit and we will return. Next time, we may take advantage of the take out menu and pick up items to eat while wine tasting in Lodi.
Highly recommend the risotto and petrale sole. In addition to dining, we purchased a bottle of olive oil and loaf of bread. Their oil comes from Corto Olive Oil - excellent.
After Valentines Day, Pietro's will close for a while to complete renovations. We look forward to seeing its new look.
Fantastic place! Best Italian food we ha ...
Fantastic place! Best Italian food we have ever had! Minestrone & Pietros salad were hardy & tasty. The house made ravioli(kale, pork, & spinach) were amazing and melted in your mouth. The meat sauce with them was the perfect combo of meat and spices to complement yet not overpower the ravioli. I don't like Tiramisu in the past, but theirs was so light on your taste buds and the exploding flavors of the different layers combined with the liberal dusting of cocoa...marvelous! Definitely make a reservation as it was packed on a Thursday night with many locals and the owners on first name basis. Service was excellently timed and the staff super friendly.
Food was tremendous!! On time seating, t ...
Food was tremendous!! On time seating, the owners are great. They did not recognize us, they proceeded to make us feel welcome and came over and catted with us at various time. Their son (chef) came out to answer a question regarding a delicious cheese they were serving. This was on New Years Eve and the business was extremely busy. Thank you, we shall return!!
David & Sue
We went on New Years Eve... The Seabass ...
We went on New Years Eve...
The Seabass was amazing!! As was the vanilla bean gelato!!
My only disappointment was that my favorite entree ( penne ala pietro) has been discontinued☹️
The positive side is I will try other dishes...
We were from out of town, looking for a ...
We were from out of town, looking for a place to eat a nice dinner in Lodi. We found this restaurant on Open Table. It was rated very high. 4.7 out of 5 I think.
Service was very slow! Apparently our waitress was taking to many breaks out back...
Food was just "OK". My wife and I both ordered the Sea bass special of the night recommended by our waitress. Waitress quoted us $27.00 each. Bill arrived at $29.00 for each plate...
$12.00 for a glass of house table wine was also out of line. My wife ordered her favorite cocktail, a Disaronno neat. They gave her something else that was definitely not what she ordered. All one has to do is tip it out of the bottle. Nothing was said about a substitution or not having what she ordered. Restaurant was highly overrated...
The food was wonderful and just right on ...
The food was wonderful and just right on the amount. (not sooo much ) The only thing I would like to suggest , to have a window in your front door! As we had arrived we took a picture at your front door, because it was my grandson's 15 birthday early dinner. Someone had slammed the door in my back from the inside! Of cause the employee did not see us standing there! G B
Delicious Italian food. Great service. ...
Delicious Italian food. Great service. We had a business meeting there, though it was loud, the ambiance was very nice. Décor for the holiday season was well done. Great menu. The bread was hot, fresh, and delicious. Enjoyed it a lot.
This is a world-class Italian restaurant ...
This is a world-class Italian restaurant without the world-class price tag. Each of the 4 meals we ordered were expertly crafted, using fresh ingredients, achieving the perfect balance of old world classic Italian with new Italian cuisine extras. Perfect place to eat for any reason!
We were celebrating our construction com ...
We were celebrating our construction company's first employee christmas appreciation dinner and selected Pietros to host the dinner party and we were spoiled. We received great customer service, our server was great and very informative. We made a great choice in selecting Pietros as the food was great and our employees had a great time. He hope to host our second employee appreciation (Christmas Party) again at Pietros.
The food lacked any real taste, it felt ...
The food lacked any real taste, it felt like there was no seasoning on most of the dishes. I thought it was just my food but the entire party felt the same. The overall feeling was "well, it wasn't terrible". Two diners ordered the Fettuccini Piedmontese , and just looking at it you could not see any kind of sauce. The chicken Picatta was too lemony (and I love Lemon) and the chicken could have used more browning. No one in our party said they would visit again, based on the price and the taste alone. However, the service was great and it is a beautiful restaurant.
In the last 5 years, we have dined at Pi ...
In the last 5 years, we have dined at Pietro's at least 25 times. This is my all-time favorite Italian restaurant. Owner Jim and his staff are amazing, it just feels great to be there and the food is the best! Whether you are in the mood for pizza, chicken parm, or some more exotic Italian dish, you will never be disappointed.
Excellent dining experience. Highly reco ...
Excellent dining experience. Highly recommend!
We started with a delicious cocktail at the bar. Even though the restaurant was busy, service was excellent. We loved the charcuterie --- salumi, cheeses etc. we're fresh and delicious. The linguine and clams(vagnole ? I think) was excellent.
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