About Pietro's Italian Restaurant
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: 2093680613x
Banquet, 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
Great food and enjoyable dinning. The Ne ...
Great food and enjoyable dinning. The New York steak is perfection, as well as the amazing veal piccata (only available certain times), however, can't wait to experience more of what Pietro's offers, not only their extensive food menu but look forward to exploring the whole place, from happy hour/ bar scene, a private dinning room, to a night with live music.
We have enjoyed Pietro's quite a few tim ...
We have enjoyed Pietro's quite a few times (and the food/service is always excellent), but this was our first time dining in their patio area. It was so lovely and we look forward to our next visit. Another bonus to Pietro's are their lovely gardens - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, lemons/limes - just beautiful!
This place has wonderful Italian Fair. V ...
This place has wonderful Italian Fair. Very comparable to St Louis "The Hill" and Chicago "Little Italy". Wonderful people here. A great wine list. All the foods around us looked great. They did remove veal, which was a disappointment, but we had pork Milanese and chicken pram. Wonderful. Great minestrone soup. Killer bread. If you are in Lodi a must stop! Great Tiramisu. We will be back next trip!!
1st time I have ever had substandard foo ...
1st time I have ever had substandard food at Pietro's...ordered the spinach salad with the tomato oil and vinegar dressing. Got a small container of dressing which was only oil, after sending it back received only oil again Have had this salad several times and was always delicious..disappointed.
I've been going to Pietro's for several ...
I've been going to Pietro's for several years. I considered it a find for Tuscan food. The son of the owner has recently come back from cooking school in Europe and apparently he and his father are now looking to change up the menu and the decor. In the near future it is scheduled for a shut down for a couple of months and a physical remake. I think that will be good.
However, they are currently changing the menu... a kind of update. But for me the update is not so wonderful. Apparently they are attempting to keep only foods that are "cost effective". So they dumped the "Frutti del mare" for "Cioppino". Cioppino is more expensive (and maybe more cost effective) but much more difficult to get "right". They dumped veal, apparently because few people order it. They have included more pizzas, but pizza is a dime a dozen. I don't go to a restaurant like Pietro's for pizza. Although some people do... so don't let my opinion on pizza sway you too much.
I can tell you the great restaurants of New York don't dump the unique, seldom purchased dishes for only those that make money. The unique dishes that are seldom ordered are what make a restaurant memorable. And better to get a simple dish really good than get a fancy dish only so-so.
So at present, I'm taking a wait and see attitude. I'll keep going to Pietro's... for sure. It has a nice environment, outside seating, a huge vegetable garden, and great staff. It feels like an Italian restaurant.
However, if it changes too much in a direction I don't like, I'll quickly dump it too... also because it's not cost effective in that I'm not getting the food I want... at any price.
But for now, I will tell you that it has been (and still is) a good restaurant. It is in the process of transition and we owe it to ourselves and to Pietro's to hang in there and see where it goes.
The food is always wonderful. I just ha ...
The food is always wonderful.
I just had one problem, there was a dog allowed in the restaurant. Not a service dog.
It is against the law for dogs to be in restaurants. If one does it someone else will follow suit & that is not good.
where to start , was a gift cert. for my ...
where to start , was a gift cert. for my b-day and the second time at your restaurant both times a very enjoyable occasion. food excellent. and so enjoyed the gardens. was glad we sat outside aswe did find it a little noisey inside, as I have a bit of a hearing problem. but overall a great dineing experience. would like to thank everyone there that made it so pleasurable. graci senoreas
Our second lunch at this wonderful resta ...
Our second lunch at this wonderful restaurant. I especially liked the "tour" of the veggie & herb garden :-) The lunches came out fast and very well put together. Tasted wonderful! Will definitely go back again as there are many more items I'd love to try! I had the eggplant parmesan & Pietro's salad and of course, their fresh bread! OMG I could just make a meal on the bread & olive oil alone. We also had a wonderful glass of fresh, cool, crisp Rose wine. We sat outside on the terrace which is just lovely! This IS a neighborhood gem.
My husband and I were celebrating our 63 ...
My husband and I were celebrating our 63 rd wedding anniversary. The table was wonderful next to the widow with a view of the patio. The waiter was very friendly , the food was excellent. In November we celebrated my birthday with a family dinner and everything was wonderful then too. The food is always good, plentiful, and appetizing looking. We try and take family members for special occasions and out of town visitors. The fresh vegetables from their garden makes for a great tasting salad and meal. The patio area is wonderful to sit out in the evening and enjoy the food and fresh air.
As always, our experience at Pietro's wa ...
As always, our experience at Pietro's was outstanding. Delicicious food, great ambiance and excellent service. Beside the food being delicious as always, I was totally impressed with our waiters ability to keep all of our complicated orders straight with never touching a pen or notepad. Always feel like part of the family. A true gem in our community.
We took our 10 year old granddaughter th ...
We took our 10 year old granddaughter there for dinner. We made reservations and we seated as soon as we arrived. They had a nice children's menu. My granddaughter ordered the raviolis and asked for the sauce to be changed to Alfredo sauce and the server was very happy to do it. Our salads were very nice, cold, and crisp. Their ranch is house made and excellent. I ordered chicken scallopini and my husband ordered their marinated chicken. They were each served with a generous portion of fresh green beans and pasta. The bread is served right out of the oven and delicious. It is a bit noisy inside but great if you have little ones. The staff is very friendly and the food excellent.
A little disappointed when We got there ...
A little disappointed when We got there and the hostess made no attempt to sit us in the area we requested, which I might add was nearly an empty area. I asked to sit where we had requested and she had not even looked at our open table booking to see our request. Makes one wonder if they really care what we request when booking. Otherwise our experience was great.
We received outstanding service! Our wa ...
We received outstanding service! Our waitress was wonderful, and at the end of our meal, the chef came out and greeted us. After a short chat, he came out and brought us a complimentary dessert.
This was my third time here. The food never disappoints! The portions are huge and all the dishes are very flavorful. The cocktails are always delicious as well! Great spot to dine inside or out.
First time eating there, its truly a nei ...
First time eating there, its truly a neighborhood gem!! I would had rated the service outstanding but our waitress had no knowledge of wine pairing which was a surprise since the restaurant is in wine country but her friendliness made up for it. Definitely going back.
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