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About Pietro's Italian Restaurant

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.

317 E Kettleman Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu 11AM - 9ish
Friday 11AM - 9:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
Sun CLOSED

Cross Street:
S. Washington St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(209) 368-0613

Website:
http://www.pietroslodi.com/

Executive Chef:
Pietro Murdaca

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
Email: Mrs.SarahMiner@gmail.com

Pietro's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for Anniversaries (76)
Local Ingredients (76)
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Good for Birthdays (75)
Authentic (72)
Great for Outdoor Dining (65)
Good for a Date (64)
Good for Groups (56)
Worth the Drive (56)
Casual (55)
Great for Lunch (55)
Comfort Food (52)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Fun (42)
Business Meals (42)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Romantic (38)
Notable Wine List (36)
Bar Seating (26)
Cozy (25)
Kid-friendly (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Seasonal (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Healthy (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
People Watching (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Organic (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Scenic View (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful Valentines Dinner. Service, as always was excellent. A busy night to dine but didn't feel rushed. Food was delicious . Would recommend in an instant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food, I went there for Valentines and was seated and served fast per usual when it come to this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Disabled Access, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for the first time for Valentine’s Day. There was a special menu and we tried one of each of the pastas. They were all delicious however, the gnocchi was exceptional. Will definitely be going back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always incredible great. And the entire staff is friendly and helpfully they are all busy and polite. the remodle last year is stunning. And the noise level was way down this year's Valentine's dinner. T Ray was not there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wasn’t told at time of reservation that it was a special set menu for Valentines. The usual menu items were not available. We asked if we could substitute vegetables or salad for the potatoes and were told NO! Very unfriendly and not accomdating. Would have left but where do you get another reservation on Valentine’s Day. When were leaving there was a person who wanted to do take out and he was told there wasn’t any take out today, without explanation. The special I tems menu was crazy expensive. Food was good but not worth the $50.00 a plate.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Pietro's for Valentine's Day and had a great meal. I had the charred filet mignon with fingerling potatoes and it was very tender and tasteful. I did think the $52 cost was a little excessive for the amount of food on this cast iron seared pan especially since the soup or salad was an additional cost. For $52, I would expect a salad as part of that $52 cost.

The service was good, but the waitress told us they had a well stocked bar so we could order anything. My wife asked for a Mai Tai, but the waitress came back and told her they did not have any pineapple juice. What kind of "well-stocked" bar does not carry pineapple juice so that was a disappointment. Had they been able to make her the drink she wanted, I would have rated them "outstanding" for overall service.

I've had dinner at this restaurant several times and their food is always very good. On just a few occasions have we had a less than efficient waiter/waitress, but on this occasion, two different waitresses kept making sure we had what we needed.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Spectacular experience. The meal was awesome and was combined with great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

A little rough and gruff at the reception desk followed by slow service. The soup and salad were good, but the shrimp scampi was lacking in both the amount of shrimp and garlic although the mushrooms were tasty. We have eaten here several times before, but will wait a while before returning. It was an expensive but not memorable Valentine's Day lunch.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service!!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic! The food and the service was absolutely excellent we could hear nothing but great comments from those seated around us. It seems that everyone there could not wait to come back again, even if it was not a special occasion.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Organic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Seating was quick since we had reservations. Food was good, service was extremely slow and we only saw our server only one time after dinner was served.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 days ago

Was very busy but well organized. Service was excellent and the food was great - as always.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The decor is lovely since the remodel.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 7 days ago

Have been twice and both times they have hit it out of the park! Just great food and our server was fantastic and so friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

Simply Amazing Italian food, delicious! Great food, service & atmosphere! The best bruschetta & eggplant Parmesan ever!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service. Greeted immediately. Friendly staff, tasty authentic Italian food. The bread is freashly made and delicious if you love carbs 😊.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Wine list from local wineries! Food was good. Nothing to eat that was Vegan optional and Salad is truly a poor option! The chef was able to make pasta with tomato sauce - there’s SO much more that could be done! Kind of disappointing for an Italian restaurant.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wise to make reservations, just to be on the safe side. Too early in the year for the tomato salad, which is a family favorite, so we had minestrone and regular salad for starters. Found a new favorite item in the menu: fettuccini piedmontese!! A perfect blend of pasta, pancetta, garlic, and parmigiana cheese.

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food w/great service!!! Perfect combination. Have dined there a couple of times and it's always a great pleasure.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. was able to sit outside and enjoy the weather while eating and drinking.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The best ministronie!
Crisp, cold salad!
Good pasta,
Great Tiramisu!
Always great service!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Pietro's never disappoints! Great food and service for diverse pallets and preferences. Superb Italian cuisine, consistently excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I heard that Pietro’s was the best restaurant in Lodi, so while I was in the area to see the Sand Hill Cranes, I decided to go there for dinner. There were four of us. All of us were disappointed by the food and the service. Mediocre bread, bland salads, even the Caesar, bland main dishes, it was hard to get the waitresses attention to bring us standard items like salt and Parmesan cheese for our pastas. Also, our waitress, who knew nothing about wines and was unable to describe them, said there was a no tasting policy. That’s unheard of where we’re from. The lights were too bright and the ambience was not warm or friendly, just busy. A so-so meal.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is the second time we've been here and this was way better than the last. The food was much better - we had Chicken Parmesan and Gnocchi. The bread was awesome and the Caesar salad was really good as well. As long as you are not expecting a romantic quiet dinner, this Italian food is worth it and we'll be returning when we need our Italian fix.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Like dining in a Tuscan villa, ambience great. Food fabulous ..very upscale , quality and fresh.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Six of us had lunch at Pietro's to celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was our first visit, and we were very impressed. Our server and all the other staff members who spoke with us were very nice, relaxed, and helpful. Even though the restaurant was busy, we never felt rushed or neglected.

The food was fantastic! Several of our party had the pasta trio, which they highly recommend, and the others had mushroom risotto and the Italian sausage sandwich. All of us were delighted with our food.

I should mention the food garden too. Outside the restaurant, they have rows of raised beds with herbs and vegetables growing. We spent lots of time in the garden, which added to our enjoyment of the restaurant.

If you're ever in Lodi, you should definitely eat at Pietro's. If you live in Lodi, and you haven't been there yet, you should go now, because you're in for a treat.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very tasty. Always a good meal.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food as always. We did mention we came for a birthday but maybe they don’t do anything special. But the food and service make it special every-time we come. Great job

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Pete Murdaca is a rising chef - third generation. Skip the menu and just beg him to cook for you. Be brave - he has such a great spin on the old family recipes. And Pietros is a solid supporter of Lodi's wine community. You'll find many local growers and vintner's products on the list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to Pietro's before going to a high school dance. My parents dropped us off 15 minutes early and we were seated immediately. The dinner rush was around 7pm, as we were leaving. The service was good; we only got water, but it was filled regularly. The food was great. The cannoli was very filling and very good. The night went well, and the money was spent well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just love the fresh, authentic Italian meals at Pietros! The salads are always so fresh and right out of the garden you pass on your way in. Servers are super friendly and of course, an amazing wine list of many local wines I love.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to Pietro's Italian Restaurant in Lodi, CA for a birthday lunch. We requested a window table looking out on their outdoor dining courtyard. The service is quick from taking the order, to serving, to bringing the check. Water glasses always filled and empty plates taken away promptly. The food was superb!! Authentic Italian fare since the owners recently toured Italy and worked with chefs there. They even grow their own vegetables outside the entrance. Beautiful garden! The tiramisu is homemade. There is a floor to ceiling glass wall which houses their wine collection and is on full view to diners in the room where we sat. We have to drive 40 minutes to get to this place, but it is very worthy of the drive. Wish it were in our backyard so we could go there once a week!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One has to be careful not to go "ho hum" because the overall result is always outstanding! Everything from the greeting, the staff, the food I s great. We especially like to go there when it is a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The atmosphere was great. Loved sitting by the kitchen so I could watch some of the dishes come out. The service was great and the manager was fantastic. Ordered chicken scallopine but don't like the red sauce. All in all very good!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Quickly seated and served drinks. Food is consistently good, service was excellent. Risottos, mushroom and a special with prosciutto and veg, were tasty. Ordered sides of meatballs which are the best. They were very busy. As usual. This is one of the best restaurants in town, especially since their renovation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Lunch was wonderful as always! We simply love the porcini risotto as well as the chicken scallopini, it was excellent! The atmosphere is wonderful as well. Always a treat to dine at Pietro's!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food is absolutely wonderful. I always recommend Pietro's!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is the best in Lodi. You can't go wrong with any plate. Servers are the best they make sure you have everything you need and more.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the Remodel, loved the kitchen being open. Had a great meal with good friends had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the food. 3 out of the 4 of us had the Fried Chicken Special it was delicious! Love the Expresso Martini to finish off the meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Organic, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a date night, used Open Table for reservations, got there a little early. Pleasantly surprised how quickly we were seated, there were several people seated at the bar, but we were seated right away. Service was great, got our drinks right away, our server, Anne, was very quick and paid attention to our needs. She was very funny, friendly and quite frankly, fun. Wonderful food, we have eaten here before, so we not surpised how good it was. The remodel of the restaurant looked great, we liked the open kitchen and to be able to watch the Chef's all working away. We were not hurried, although the restaurant was extemely busy on a Saturday night. A very enjoyable experience and will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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