Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Pietro's Italian Restaurant

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pietroslodi.com/
  • Phone: (209) 368-0613
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Lunch: Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Jim Murdaca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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 2093680613

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Washington St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pietro's Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (64)good for groups (55)special occasion (48)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (32)kid-friendly (23)romantic (23)notable wine list (20)hot spot (9)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • JC2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Pietro's is a great place for a group or a dinner for two. We often celebrate family birthdays at Pietro's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Setting
    DandL13
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Dear Pietro's, My wife and I haven't been married very long and we live in Valley Springs. Pietro's is our favorite place to enjoy a "Date Night" out together. It is a very special place for us as it was the place of our second date. We have had such a good experiences here that we have named Pietro's as "Our Spot". Blessings, Dennis and Louise Rock
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love Pietro's, we dine there often and take friends there and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time, everything great
    lucyck
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was the third time we've had dinner at this restaurant. And, as the two previous times, the food is wonderful and the service is terrific. This time we ordered a bottle of the local Zinfandel instead of Chianti. The Zin was also great. On a weekend night be sure to get reservations or be prepared to wait a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Acoustics, Great Service
    tokaytiques
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant has very poor acoustics, that make it a loud environment. However, the food is very good, except for the spaghetti -which is very basic. The service is excellent. I was surprised that the wine list did not focus on California wines, since this is a major wine area.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and great drink menu
    Moovinmilk
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Went here with the woman for a date night, after 5 years is still as great as remember. The handmade pasta, and herbs and spices grown on the grounds make up amazing quality you can taste. Great wine and mixed drink menu, along with excellent service this place is an overall winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Good food, great service for lunch. Would be a nice restaurant for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Beautiful outdoor patio with fountain and fireplace!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The service we received from the minute we were greeted to paying the bill was outstanding. Our waitress was very cordial and answered all of our concerns relating to the menu and the wine list. The food service was fast and the meal was excellent. Pietro's is definitely one of the finest restaurants in the Lodi area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    ficimia
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Pietro's has very good food, great service and both indoor and outdoor dining options. Fresh salads and traditional Italian favorites are consistently well-prepared and delicious. The bread is fantastic! The wine list features local wineries and some Italian labels as well, all very attractively priced. The attentive, cheerful service makes every meal a joy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinningout
    dinningout
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Pietros has always been good until Saturday night. I ordered steak sandwich, medium rare. It came well done and tough. By the time my second meal was brought my husband was almost finished with his. I ate some while he sat and watched and then took the rest home in a box. Very disappointed, we each basically ate by ourself. No discount, not even a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise
    secretfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant in the Lodi area being we were attending the Wicked Wine Stroll downtown. What a fantastic find. Food was excellent. We sat on the patio which was cozy. It was surrounded by raised garden beds that had spices and vegetables planted. This was just a pleasant surprise. There was nothing to be disappointed in. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere
    peterwgVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Nice patio to sit on a warm night and enjoy dinner and linger over a bottle of wine
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pietros is Excellent
    Lita
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Pietros has the best Italian food! We eat Italian quite a lot in San Francisco and none can hold a candle to Pietros!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch with a friend
    2forlunch
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    our lunch was great, but the table next to us was so loud that I had to continually lean to hear my friend speak
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mama Mia!
    JoVal
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We celebrated my hubby's birthday at Pietro's. We had a lovely table next to the window which overlooked the outdoor dining area. I was almost sorry we didn't eat outside! Our server was great in checking to see how we were doing. I hate restaurants where it seems like they check on you every five minutes! The food was delicioso! They were a bit busy the night we had dinner, so the service was a bit on the slow side but was hot when it reached the table. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best in Lodi
    CLJAKOVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food, ambience, service, ... let's just say everything was outstanding. We dined outdoors in a very well appointed garden area. If you have only one night out, go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We have been here several times lately and the food is always consistently good. We were there on a Tues night and it seemed like a week-end most tables were full and it was a very lively scene. To me this says it is a well run restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Santacon
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pietro's is always a great place to go. Great food! You will not be disappointed when you eat here. Family owned and people are very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, Good service!
    Dots4me
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went to Pietro's for a birthday dinner midweek. There were lots of diners there when we arrived at 6:30 P.M. We had reservations for the back patio, and we were seated promptly in a nice shady spot. The waitress, whose name I don't remember, was very good! She was attentive, took very good care of us, and had a great personality and attitude. The food was very good. Two of us had the chicken picatta, one had chicken scaloppini, and the fourth had the fish special, petrale sole. Everyone thought their food tasted perfect. We had a very enjoyable evening eating and socializing with one another. I would definitely go back to Pietro's again.We really enjoyed our dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    Food4thought
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Beautiful patio, great service, good food, very consistent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Italian
    AvoLinda
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    If you like fresh vegetables and delicious food, this is the place for you. A favourite in the region, you'll feel welcomed by owners Jim and Annette Murdaca and well fed with fresh vegetables and herbs growing right on site. Feels like our own little Tuscany...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like being in Italy
    Sailoff
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Outdoor area transports you Italy. Flowers, fountain and vegetables growing everywhere. Beautiful little bar. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mardyl
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great place. Will return time and time again. Great outdoor dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Celebration
    Sturdy1Alive
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My daughter, who is Italian, was visiting from the East Coast for a brief visit with her family. Her visit was mainly in San Francisco for her best friend's wedding. However, we managed to squeeze an evening together with immediate family members for a Wonderful Dining Experience. The Owner was in this evening and greeted us at the door upon arrival. Little to Our Surprise, my father was rushed to the Emergency department the very next day due to a Complete Heart Block and went into surgery to receive a new pace maker. If this night was the night that my Father was to be called Home to Our Lord, what better way to End his journey than on a Full Stomach :) We Highly Recommend Pietros for your next dining experience. We are Grateful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything made from scratch.. Best home-made. The owner came around and shook everyone's hand. Cant say enough about how good the food is...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Consistently good, fresh home-made Italian. We were there on a busy night, had to wait a few minutes, even with a reservation, but all staff was pleasant and service was efficient and quick once we were seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • teriwy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Place is always packed Saturday night so reservations always recommended. Which you can make on-line. I love the food here. My favorite for lunch is the meatball sandwich with raviolis. At just 10 bucks this is delish and there is always enuff left over for a second meal. Really not anything special inside as far as ambiance but their food is really enjoyable and doesnt break the bank. Service is good and u can usually find the owner walking around table to table. The also have a very different selections of pizza. Salad is fresh, luv their bruschetta the tomatoes are from their own garden. They also serve their homemade focciaca bread and garlic butter with dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great service!
    Weezee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Large portions. Quality of food was excellent. Noisy place, definitely not for a romantic, intimate dinner. We had 8 in our party and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Experience
    CremeBruleNotJello
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall a wonderful experience. I look forward to going back soon! Beautiful patio! I love the veggie gardens and the fruit trees. Recommended to me from a friend, I will recommend also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in our area
    Lodidinner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The last time I ate there the food was outstanding and this time good. Not sure what makes the difference. If not for the noise level as the evening progressed I would have given it an outstanding but at least we could still hear each other. Outdoor dining there is very good and takes care of the noise problems but it was just too warm this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lodi gem
    derfVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The owners are very involved and really want to please.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS excellent- never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have an excellent meal & service every time we dine here. There is only one drawback to dining here- if you don't have a reservation Friday or Saturday evening, you probably won't be eating here....this is a sign of a great place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loving Pietros
    JennytheBrit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friend and I made the 45 minute trip from Rio Vista to Lodi just so to enjoy a meal at our favorite restaurant in the area. We made a reservation so although they were busy (as always) we didn't have to wait. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and specials and helped my friend make a choice of wine. Joe decided on the catch of the day and I ordered the homemade ravioli. Both meals were delicious (as always) and there was enough ravioli for me to take home for dinner another night. The staff were friendly and polite (as always) and we left happy and content.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good experience
    happypatron
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food, always a friendly welcome usually from Jimmy, the owner, and always a well managed, friendly staff. We love the outdoor patio area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat, but…
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Pietro's is our favorite Italian restaurant. The food is always superb. This time we had the Risotto del Mare - packed with clams, mussels and shrimp in a lovely tomato risotto. Others at the table raved about the creamy risotto, chicken, ravioli and pancetta-wrapped prawns. We love the bruschetta and their homemade bread is a delight. The minestrone is delicious and served as a generous portion. The server was excellent. In the past, these owners have done a lovely dessert presentation and gift bag for birthdays and other celebrations. Even though we indicated on our OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, nothing was done. I don't know if they have changed their practice or dropped the ball. It was very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner in the courtyard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was my 55th birthday and all I wanted was to have a quiet dinner with my husband . We chose Pietro's as we had dined many times before but had not been in a while. Upon arriving we were going to be seated at a table for two right by the hostess stand in the main dining room which was filled and active and loud. When I asked to be seated outside in the courtyard the hostess was very accommodating and we were seated at a quiet and lovely table outside. It was a gorgeous evening and dinner was delicious plus our server was fun and attentive. The birthday dinner was a success!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect on the patio
    MamaT
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had an enjoyable lunch catching up with a friend. The server noticed we were doing more talking than eating and let us linger over our meal. The food was flavorful and fresh. When we were leaving a cook was picking vegetables from the beautiful garden.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    jennsgems7
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always the best, we come here all the time and love it! Great place for any occasion
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 365 reviews are from the Pietro's Italian Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Incredible Food and Service
    Bear
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were caught in traffic causing us to be very late for our reservation. We were assured of seating even though our arrival was very close to Pietro's closing time. The food was spectacular and Cory our waitress was spectacular. This was a special event for us and they made it even more special with the excellent food and surprises they afforded us. Regardless if your looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special event or not Pietro's never fails to exceed expectations. In addition to everything else an incredible value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a GEM in dining
    the4diners
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I brought my sister and her husband to celebrate their anniversary and his retirement. I have been twice before and I knew it wouldn't disappoint! It certainly did not. We live in Jackson and Sutter Creek and the trip is an easy one. The food was marvelous!!!!! The only criticism I have is perhaps the hostess could be a little more customer friendly. A smile goes a long way. However, we will be back again for the suburb food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.