Pietro's Italian Restaurant

4.8
1703 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 Saltimbocca, 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 biscotti 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 :
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.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1703 People Are Saying
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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the risotto funghi, one of my favorites, a little soupier than usual, but the flavor was wonderful. One of my friends had the meatball sandwich and raved about it and the other three had the scampi with fingerling potatoes and green beans and cleaned their plates. Our waitress was the best, very pleasant; can't remember her name but she is a thin grey haired lady who took good care of us. She gets 6 stars plus!!

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DB
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at very reasonable prices

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DW
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, our go to place for a great meal and especially when entertaining friends.

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit. Food was excellent. I will definitely go back.

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MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and surroundings were PERFECT for the reunion of two families who met in 1962 at Mather Air Force Base and haven’t seen each other in quite some time. Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable experience!
Also, I strongly recommended to my friend that she make a dinner reservation there for herself and a group of colleagues attending a conference in Stockton in a few weeks.
Thank you!

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect outing
Perfect food
Perfect service
Associates where very complementive

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

First of all I just have to say that the food and the environment was great. However, the service there was lacking. There were multiple times where I was parched and didn't have someone offering to refill my water, or asking me if everything was ok. Halfway though my meal I wanted a coke but no one came to ask so guess what happened I carried on with the other half of my meal desiring a coke. Furthermore, on a couple of occasions the server tried to take my food without me being done with it. It made me want to yeeet. I will have you know that there are people out there that like to eat slowly and savor their food in all my years of dining that has never happened to me I felt as if I was being rushed out of there. The server was also very neglectful and had a tone like"I better be getting something for helping you" in all honestly it was very rude. I felt very ignored at the restaurant eventhough the food was great. Even paying for my bill was a bad experience, like seriously how do you mess that up. The server came over left the bill and I proceeded by giving him my card. He took the bill along with my card and returned with my receipt to sign. I contemplated giving a tip, but due to the simple fact that the service was so awful the only tip I could give is to tell the servers to treat others in a restaurant how they would like to be treated. However the server could not keep this to himself and proceeded by saying "seriously are you kidding me" as he observed the receipt. I will have you know that I'm a great tipper, but due to the fact that I have never been treated so badly decided to not leave him a tip the response from him was simply infuriating especially when I'm well within my right to do that when the service he provided was horrible, I felt like saying something a couple of times, but due to the simple fact that it was valentine's day I decided to let it go. I am running out of characters so just tell your staff to hide their anger in a better way bye.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

This review is specifically for the dinner service on Valentine's Day. Pietro's only offered a limited menu that left off many (actually ALL) of our favorite dishes. The steak and potatoes was just that - steak and potatoes. Steak on one plate by itself, and a small seperate bowl of fingerling potatoes, also by themselves, looking sad and lonely. That was it. Underwhelming to say the least, and disappointing especially because we love eating at this restaurant and the food as always been fantastic every time before this.

Service was great as always, so we'll chalk this up as a "one time" experiment that misfired.

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FM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best! Food is fresh and delicious. Servers are friendly and attentive. Excellent wine list.

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AM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Don't go on Valentines Day. With reservations it took half hour to seat us. Food cam out wrong & cold when we got our orders. Only the waitstaff were nice. Felt like we needed to get out ASAP and make Ron for next guests.

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e
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pietro's is our favorite restaurant for special occasion. Jim is always very gracious, and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. We made a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner well in advance. The restaurant was packed, and busy. The food was delicious as always. We realize they have a special menu for a busy evening, but we were a little surprised that the veal dish was $36. We both had the veal, and with one soup and one salad, no drinks or dessert, we were in the mid $90s.

We'll be glad to get back to the regular menu, and have our favorite entrees.

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c
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Lodi! Always delicious meals made with the freshest and finest ingredients!

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RG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, lovely, lovely Valentine's Day dinner. There was even a special menu for Valentine's Day, too! The fish was SUPERB! It just doesn't get any better than having a dinner at Pietro's with my sweetheart! I can't wait until next time!!!!

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent flat steak, but come hungry because it is a man size meal. Restaurant was spotlessly clean. Very efficient service on a very busy valentine day. We always call in a reservation for dinner time.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The tiramisu is delightful. The cream is so delicious. Enjoyed the open kitchen. Great service.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time and we thoroughly enjoyed it all!

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RL
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can we say...this will always be our special little gem in Lodi! From the cocktails to the dessert...it is consistently superb!

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SH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our meal was excellent. We eat here anytime we are in Lodi and love it.

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K
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time in and just like the first time it was AMAZING! The staff is very attentive and friendly, their drinks and food are always delicious! And to top the night off their gelato was to die for!! I would highly recommend Pietro's to anyone!

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EC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall great dining experience and a flavorful meal. Our waitress was good and knowledgeable on specials and on recommendations. Grated cheese , cracked pepper were never offered for bread/olive oil/ vinaigrette as appetizer or offered when my pasta dish was served and they never paid attn to our needs for refills on drinks. I had to ask for the same which is why my ratings on service are a 3.

The attn to details are important to my dining experience especially when dining at a more expensive restaurant. I expect a higher level of service.

I will return though. The meals were

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was wonderful as always and our server Bess was a terrific attentive server!

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f
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband made a reservation for us to celebrate my birthday. We had never been to the restaurant before. It was a pleasure. We loved the lively atmosphere and the wonderful smells of great food and good service.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We were well taken care of and it will be a one of my favorite birthday celebrations.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Dishes authentic and flavors on point. Service was a little rushed but venue was lively with an open kitchen.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious as always 😋 just wished it wasn’t so loud. Food took a little longer tonight because it was very busy, we waiting a good hour for everything , but still was good. My favorite place to have a date night ❤️

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NC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat out on the patio. The enclosures and heaters kept us warm and cozy and it was much easier to talk with a quieter atmosphere. Always enjoy it here but nice for a change.

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RB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always...ALWAYS enjoy our experience at Pietros. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you

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R
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always, this is a great place to get great food, reasonable prices, and always great service

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B
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great as is the atmosphere. Would recommend !!! Service remarkable!!

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BD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not visited the restaurant in a long time - it was awesome. I would recommend it to anyone!

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DS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best restaurant in Lodi for lunch or dinner. They never disappoint and everything on the menu is excellent. Also great local wines.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Pietro's and we loved everything about our birthday lunch there!! We will definitely come back again! Birthday girl had the Cioppino and it was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their selections too!

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JQ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and wonderful service. Nice outdoor patio for summer dining.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pietros is a Lodi institution. You always know you will get a great meal. Whether it’s a casual dinner, special occasion, or business lunch, it’s always a great choice.

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal all around with great service in stylish ambiance.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing dining exprience! Food and service was off the chart!

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The old menu is gone and the news menu may not be what you think it is. Totally disappointed in menu

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been to Pietro's a number of times and my wife's birthday was the perfect reason to go back. We are in N. Stockton so this is a great location for us.

Pietro's is a wonderful establishment. Great food, good ambience and fantastic service! Angelica was cheerful, attentive and always seemed to "appear" at the exact right time. She kept a wonderful balance of service and letting us enjoy our meal. Have you ever had that wait staff show up 3 seconds after you get your food to ask "how is the food" before you get a chance to actually taste it? Yeah, Angelica was not that person.

About the ONLY thing bad about the experience was they were out of the "catch of the day!" Not sure why as it was an early dinner but that's OK. My wife settled on the steak and it was FANTASTIC. Oh, they also charged me $3.00 for her Birthday spimonte. Just a nit pick. Overall though...we'll be going back........and....that is the best endorsement I can provide. Well be back...soon.

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DC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Pietros for about a year now and with each visit they do not disappoint. Their service is wonderful and the food great! I recently had the pasta trio and my husband had the cioppiono. I loved the lasagna, the homemade ravioli, and pine nut pesto pasta. I especially loved the sauce for the ravioli. My husband loved all the seafood that was in the cioppiono and told me it had lots of flavor.
I would definitely return again!

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DV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Pietro's several times a year. It's well worth the 30 minute drive to get there. Great food, great service and fair prices. Highly recommend it.

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NB
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was 5 of us for dinner - each ordered something different. My clams were delicious, mom's risotto a hit. Two ordered veal dishes and were very pleased. the sampler (pasta, lasagna, ravioli) was enjoyed.
Great service - good prices

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