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Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Pietro's Italian Restaurant

Pietro's Italian Restaurant Details

  • 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 (209) 368-0613

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The décor is beautiful. The menu is varied - lots of great choices, but so many it takes an hour to red the menu! The food was delicious, filling, hot (where it was supposed to be!), and portion sizes allowed for lunch the following day (isn't most Italian better the next day, anyway?). The wine selection is a nice mix of local wines and Italian wines, listed regionally, for those in the Italian wine "know." The noise level would have to be the biggest complaint. Not a lot of conversation was had that night due to the loudness of the room we were in (and it could be that being in that particular section intensified the noise). I have lunched here previously and had a seat on the patio, and the noise was much more acceptable. Eat here"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful lunch with my mother and motherinlaw.. The food is always great and consistent quality service"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our evening out was very special. Not only was the food very good, but the service the service was outstanding"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a very nice evening. We ordered pizza which was amazing the chobatta bread was DELICIOUS. We will save this place for our date nights as it is a little pricy"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always good food at a good price. Service is good even when they are busy"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Every time we eat here they are wonderful. They have been so great to us from our rehearsal dinner 3 years ago and every time since!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband took me to dinner to celebrate my birthday. Our girls are finally enough to stay home alone so it's been quite a few years since we've been to Pietro's. The food was delicious, from the antipasto to the risotto. The green beans to die for. The mojito with fresh thyme was refreshing. The only reason I didn't give it a five was our first server. After sitting at our table for fifteen minutes with drinks but no bread, I asked for some. I received some grief from her but after speaking with the manager, we we're served by another and he was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Pietros is one of my favorite restaurants. My friend and I dine there at least once a month. The atmosphere is like being in a little Italian village. The food is delicious and made fresh. Most veggies come from there on site garden. The service is friendly and they go out of their way to make your visit a most enjoyable one."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "You just can't go wrong with Pietros. Great food, great staff, great place. It's nice to see how the owner comes around to the tables to see how people are doing. This has become our family go- to for birthdays. They'll bring the bday guest a lovely tiramisu at the end of the meal. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Best Italian restaurant! I do miss the pizza Pietro's used to serve."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "After five long minutes at the bar, with three people milling around, we finally got a chance to order. We were the only people sitting at the bar, deplorable. Aside from the general noise, which we expect having eaten here plenty of times, the food was good. The fresh bread is fabulous. Nothing spectacular on this visit and we didn't bring the kids. I was hoping for a little more romantic ambiance."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My LA son was in Sacramento on business and we wanted to meet up for lunch, so I went online and looked at restaurants in Lodi, figuring that it would be an easy drive for us from Concord and him from Sacramento. He and my wife, being on diets, each had different salads, which they both raved about . . . I, on the other hand do not diet, so I went for it. I had the steak sandwich, which was excellent. My meat was at least 1" thick, cooked exactly as I asked, and came with a small tossed green salad and a wonderful Ravioli with a killer red sauce. We spent a couple of hours visiting with no attempt to get us to leave once we were done eating. We had an enjoyable, unrushed visit in an outstanding setting. We will return! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal. I took friends to Pietros and they said it was the best lasagna and the best eggplant parmesan they had ever eaten. I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Food was good but service was slow. Water glasses empty. It was very hot where we were sitting, umbrella didn't provide enough shade and there were flies. Manager was making the rounds speaking to returning customers but never stopped at our table. You can't make "return" customers if you don't speak to the new people. I don't understand why managers don't understand that! I think the waitstaff was overbooked with tables but not sure I would give them a second chance."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Presentations were very attractive. Home made bread a great touch. Sauces and tastes were delightful. It was nice to be able to converse without the usual restaurant din."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We always dine here when we are in Lodi. Nice selection on the menu. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Pietro's has become our go to spot in the Lodi area. There were 4 in our party. We were seated promptly at an excellent table with a view of the outside dining area. My wife ordered the Calamari Steak and loved it; she has it every time we come here.Two of us had the Saltimbocca; it was good but two salty for both of us. The other dish was the Shrimp wrapped in Pancetta; it was also good but too salty. We all like our salt but tonight the Chef overdid it. A local winery was sampling there wine for every table, a nice touch."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "You can count on an enjoyable dining experience every time you dine here. The service is always friendly and efficient and the food top-notch, whether you're in the mood for pizza or a gourmet dessert. This is a fail-safe choice when you want a night out for fun, family, or an important celebration."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Been coming to Pietro's for the 18 years that we've lived here. The food and service have always been just great. When we were first here it was a pleasant restaurant with excellent food. Over the years it's been great to watch the many changes you've made to both the inside and outside of the restaurant. You have changed it into a lovely restaurant with a great deal of ambience and the food and service have of course remained just great."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love Pietros! The food is excellent and love the atmosphere! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was great and the help was . . . very helpful and personable--a little on the cheeky side, but she got away with it."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "A fantastic dining experience start to finish - from the great service, lovely ambience, delicious food, followed by wonderful leftovers!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The outdoor gardens makes Peitro's special. The have done a wonderful job with the gardens and outdoor area. The wine list is good and not outrageously priced. Both the veal and chicken piccate are excellent as was the red snapper special. Very tasty. I have been to Pietro's twice in the last week and both of my requests, one for two people and the other for 7, were accommodated. The Servers are very helpful and efficient without being overbearing. I can tell that they really enjoy working there."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The wife and I have dined at Pietro's many times, and every time the food has been excellent, presented well and everything tastes fresh. The wait staff have always been friendly and helpful, and the overall ambiance is wonderful. Pietro's is the type of place where one can dine in informal or formal dress, and always feel comfortable and welcomed. It has the feel of a high class eatery without the high class snobbish feel. The selection of food items will match any craving, and the wine list is equally impressive. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Excellent food, authentic Italian. The service is outstanding, timely and efficient. We were astounded that our birthday celebrant received a souvenir glass, and a delicious dessert. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We don't eat out often, but when we do, this is one of my all time favorites. The food is simply wonderful….they have good service, the owner is always on site making sure the diners are happy. The noise level is pretty high indoors, but aside from that, I have zero complaints. I have never had a dish there that was not delicious….and I am pretty picky about restaurant food. This is just great Italian cooking, presented beautifully. Seasonally, they have inviting looking vegetable and herb gardens outside, that add to the home-cooking signature."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Pietro's is one of our favorite restaurants and when family and friends come to Lodi that is the first restaurant we suggest. The restaurant grows much of the things that it uses, such as: herbs, and vegetables like green beans, eggplant;, heirloom tomatoes and many others. You know that everything is fresh. My daughter-in-law loves the Veal Saltimbocca. The Chicken Piccata and the Calamari are also favorites of others in our family. The wine list is very good. The owners are almost always there and are friendly and make you feel welcome and comfortable."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great italian food and wine also great service. Dine here every year when we come to California . Stop in Lodi just x Pietro's"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was super. They made you feel at home and welcomed."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We found the food very good with nice portions. Great service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our third time at Pietro's and each time the foood was excellent. I think it's the best restaurant in Lodi."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Went there as a group of 6 before a concert at Hutchins Street Square. The waiters and servers were very friendly and the owner came over to the table to personally greet us and ask about the food. She even made some great recommendations for dessert. We came from Stockton to eat there and will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "On a beautiful Spring day what better place to have lunch than Pietro's in the patio. The food and wine were excellent, but this was no surprize because they always are. We have been there many times and plan to return again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Pietro's is simply a consistently great pace to dine. The food, which is rustic Italian, is well-prepared and consistently delicious. The calamari is perhaps the best I've had anywhere. The seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly. And, many of the vegetables are harvested from the restaurant's own garden--they don't get fresher than that. But, perhaps best of all, the outdoor dining area is the finest in the region. It's a beautiful, well-maintained vegetable garden with a pergola and lovely outdoor fireplace. Once you are seated, you really don't want to leave on a warm spring evening. Pietro's is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Beautiful garden patio and property, fresh authentic Italian quality food, family owned and operated. Represents the local central valley of California relaxed friendly outdoor casual life style. All my friends from all over the country and the world all come to Lodi to see me and go to this place, world class."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Special treatment from door to door. Requested table was ready and perfect. Prompt drink orders and extra yummy. Food hot and delicious. Each dish a master piece, colorful and unique. My hubby, two brothers and their wives love getting together for a fun evening, and the food makes the evening perfect. Vegetarian? You will love the choices. Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Met a friend here for dinner on a week night. From the warm fireside table on the patio to the delicious saltimbocca and risotto (and bread...yumm) I had a fabulous experience. The hostess had a wonderful table for us waiting. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. I will be back! I will tell others!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant based on its popularity rating and found that this was based on the huge servings rather than the quality of the food. Their flat bread was very tasty but was way more than two people would need. The veal Saltimboca was overcooked and not particularly tender. The servings were double the normal size at other restaurants. We were very pleased with the service but in all good conscience could not recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We shared a pizza and it was wonderful - This is a delightful place to eat and can't wait for the outdoor dining patio to open for the season."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We took our friends from out of the area,we always celebrate all of our Birthdays as they are in Feb and March.We sat outside which was beautiful,by the fireplace.Then they brought all of us a little present and Dessert.Our friends were impressed,The food was great as always!Thank you!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014