Pietro's Italian Restaurant

4.8
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2169 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Welcome to Pietro’s of Lodi, a newly renovated, modern Italian restaurant that serves rich flavors and authentic cuisine. Since 1957 the proud family tradition of serving great food lives on with favorites like hand-tossed wood-fired pizza, homemade ravioli, and authentic minestrone with homemade bread. We offer dishes such as Veal Piccata, Cioppino and Eggplant Parmigiana. The menu is also complimented with a Catch of the Day special and our Italian Dinner Party. Our homemade desserts of cannoli, tiramisu and seasonal flavored ricotta cheesecake are made fresh daily. The final authentic touch is our on-site herb and vegetable garden patio where one experiences the true fresh taste from farm to fork. It gives one the feel of a "meal with mama" on Sunday afternoon in Italy! Come and meet the owners Jim and Annette Murdaca personally, as Chef Pietro Murdaca continues the family tradition from the kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thu 11AM - 9ish
Friday 11AM - 9:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Sun CLOSED
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Phone number
(209) 368-0613
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pietro Murdaca
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Private party facilities
Pietro’s offers several large party dining options :
Banquet room - accommodates 40 guests; Grotto - accommodates 22 guests, Garden Pation (outside) - accommodates 60 guests.

We also offer specific banquet menus to make your dining choices easy and delicious.
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Private party contact
Jim Murdaca: (209) 368-0613
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Washington St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2169 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was very good except for one very important thing: We dined twice in one week and neither time did we receive the 100 points for our Open Table reservation. I confirmed with the restaurant manager that the reservation was properly made and also properly reported. However, the points have not been credited.

W
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pietro’s never disappoints! Their food is delicious, the wait staff is amazing....never an empty water glass.
They are always busy so I highly recommend reservations.

RV
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Friendly efficient staff, great food. Always hot and delicious. Never disappoints.

AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great options for al types of foodies!

L
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our favorite Italian place in the area!! Good feel of Italy right in our own area :)

DP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I have eaten at Pietro's many times both at lunch and at dinner. We have always been 100% satisfied and come away looking forward to our next visit. I never worry about recommending Pietro's to my friends because I know they will enjoy the food, the staff and the ambience.

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TF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Made my anniversary dinner really enjoyable, and will be back.

p
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to celebrate my birthday with 2 friends. We had 3 different paninis and each was excellent.

T
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level is very distracting. we could not hear the waitress and she was right there at our table. Too bad. Food, as always, was yummy

LO
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the Central Valley!!! Always good food, great service and just an wonderful place to enjoy with family & friends!

GW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

First time back since then remodel... I noticed they have tried to turn more on the upscale side which some thing are a plus and some this are on the minus.... wife was very disappointed that the alfredo sauce option is gone and so was the kids.... the vegetable and potatoes with chicken parmesan was a bit strange and not a pasta side.. chicken parmesan was not as good as it used to be. The new pizza are a great addition.... kitchen was not on there game as wife and I recieved our dinner and kids plate where about 10min behind which was not acceptable.... lots of staff but lacked service quality.....

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal with attentive service. We will be back for sure!

PD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant the food is excellent and the service is better than any I’ve had in a long time. I recommend it to everyone

RM
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, excellent service and best atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

DV
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. We live 30 miles away but make the trip to enjoy the food and ambiance about every two or three months. Highly recommend.

SW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really well prepared food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food and service was great!

R
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service here is really exceptional. From the first step inside the door to all 3 servers who share the responsibility of taking care of you. The special was salmon with risotto and it was delicious. I need gluten free items when dining and fortunately this dish was gluten free. The team who took care of us were kind and genuine. They provided excellent service. This was our best experience there and we are looking forward to returning. We sat outside which was a bit cool but they had heaters and blankets available. Just dress warmly.

MM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great every time and always wonderful and accurate service. This is my 3rd time making a reservation and I’ve always been seated within 5 minutes. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New waiter was amazing! Roman made our family night out extremely enjoyable.

AR
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Love your food, Jimmy♥️
Thanks for having such yummy food!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is amazing. The service is good, great compared to most, but I would expect better from this restaurant.

BN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent! Tastefully delicious

KC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as Always!

BN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Thank you!

G
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the restaurant, excellent food as well as the service. My new favorite restaurant for sure.

NZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pietro’s is the best restaurant in Lodi hands down!! The food and service is always amazing and I always walk away fully satisfied! 5 STARS ALL AROUND!

JR
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, the service is impeccable. Would recommend to everyone.

L
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon with risotto special on new years. Amazing! Great service and great waiters!

TG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Pietros!! Food is absolutely delicious and the service is excellent. This was our first time out for New Years dinner. We arrived a little early but that was not a problem and they took us right away. We will be back again! Thanks again for your amazing food and service

KH
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our New Years Eve dining experience couldn’t have been more fabulous. Knowing Pietro’s is always consistent with good food and great service I knew this was where we wanted to dine on NYE. We had a reservation for 6 on the patio, which concerned me, but it couldn’t have been more perfect. The heaters, the patio cover and the beauty of the patio made for a spectacular setting in which to enjoy a bottle of Dom Perignon brought by our friends. If you’re looking for a great everyday lunch or dinner or a special occasion you can’t miss Pietro’s in Lodi

EL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pietro’s in Lodi is hands down the best Italian cuisine anywhere from San Francisco to the East Bay. We love this place. Every bite is ooh and ahhhhh! Service is excellent. Love the open kitchen and wood fired oven too. Love that they grow their own vegetables right on the premises. Walking through the garden tells you that you’re in for freshly made healthy food. They get everything right!

SW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the region. Always consistent even on a holiday.

DH
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have always had great food and the service has always been great. The remodel provides a very nice ambiance. Thank you for a fine dinner on New Years Eve.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early New Year’s Eve dinner was delicious and special because we celebrated with my mother in law. Lasagna, salmon and minestrone soup were yummy and my snowflake drink was a nice sweet treat. Also there always was someone available to refill drinks or to check in with us throughout the meal. We definitely will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was polite, welcoming amazing!!! We are definitely returning soon.

SR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pietro’s never fails to satisfy us! Food is great; service attentive, friendly, and gracious; We look forward to returning.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We are very selective on restaurant value and quality, and at least 90% of our meals out are symbols of poor quality, and over time it has become rare to find a true 5 star restaurant. Pietro's is at the very top of our fine experience. The ambience is relaxing, the staff is friendly and interactive, and the food is truly the best we have had the pleasure of experiencing in a very long time, and still very affordable for such high quality. We will be back.

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eight of us celebrated grandpa’s birthday the other night. Our waiters were gracious and helpful. They offered suggestions when asked and were very thoughtful. We ordered a wide variety of dishes, and everyone loved their dinner. We are long-standing fans of Pietro’s and recommend it to all our friends!

TG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife really enjoyed the ravioli special and I enjoyed my favorite lasagna. The cab was a little pricy but worth it.