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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

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (101)
Good for Anniversaries (97)
Good for a Date (94)
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Good for Birthdays (94)
Great for Outdoor Dining (92)
Local Ingredients (89)
Authentic (87)
Casual (83)
Great for Lunch (74)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
Worth the Drive (69)
Comfort Food (68)
Good for Groups (67)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Romantic (54)
Business Meals (53)
Fun (50)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Notable Wine List (44)
Bar Seating (37)
Healthy (26)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Cozy (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
Kid-friendly (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Seasonal (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
People Watching (14)
Disabled Access (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Organic (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Our 3 servers were attentive and upbeat!— noise level made conversation tricky but it was prime time Friday night crowd......
Really loved the minestrone 👍
Nice to have wine available to purchase in 1.5 liter....
We will go back😋

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent table and server. The food was the usual fabulous.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Our visit was outstanding!!! The food, restaurant staff and atmosphere both in and out.
They have a vegetable garden outside that is used in their cooking. The food was authentic and tasty.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful, as always! Came for the Monday night special dinner and was not disappointed. Thought I was back in Italy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

We love Pietro's and the new remodel is wonderful. We love the people, the food, the ambiance and the owners. Thank you for another great experience. Sorry we were a few minutes late on a busy, busy Monday.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the renovation! Food was wonderful - first time with the Monday specials. Leftovers the next day were great too!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined 7 days ago

Great tasting food with fresh vegetables and herbs grown right out in the parking lot next to the building. The decor is very nice and the service staff was very friendly. Large portions so splitting a dish is a wise choice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. The food and service was great as it always is.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The meals were delicious and the service outstanding. My family and I plan to dine there again very soon!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were driving to the Bay area from Murphy's we were looking for a place to have dinner. Pietro's came up on my smart phone. It was busy, we did not have reservations so we sat at the bar to dine. Drew the Bartender was great! Food was great too. Dessert even better! Had the best Cannoli we ever had.
Definitely will return soon Weather we are at our home in Murphy's or Concord!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As usual, Pietro’s was as expected. We were celebrating and wanted the place where the food is delicious and the atmosphere appealing. We always find it at Pietro’s. Whether we sit in the garden or inside, we are met with the comforting surroundings of brisk and efficient cooks as they work and casual diners who, like us, have become accustomed to Pietro’s ambiance and tasty menu items. To have Annette and Jim there taking care of their big fan base is always a plus. We will be back many times.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a party of 13. The service was great, the food was fantastic! These friends came from all over California, and most were not very familiar with Lodi. They raved about the food and the venue. Thank you Pietro’s for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

On a date that started out with a delicious Italian margarita made by the best bartender Drew.
My date had not been to Pietro's before and he enjoyed everything offered at this restaurant.
Salad with dinner, chicken Parmesan and chicken piccata were our choices. So good, plenty of food leftovers went home. We were too full for dessert. Our waiter was great and service was good too. Had reservations only a 10 minute wait. We will be back.
Patti

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The new dining area is wonderful. You can see the chefs preparing the food, which is delicious. The only drawback we found last Friday night was the tables seem to be awfully small. Four people with plates and a drink took up the entire table surface.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful as always. Love our soup and now pizza

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Pietro's is our go-to restaurant for all occasions. The food is better than most of the food enjoyed on our recent trip to Florence and Rome. Who could ask for more?

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, efficient service, wonderful friends and atmosphere!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this place!! Always recommend this place to clients who are from out of town

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is not a hidden gem. It is a well known gem so reserve early. Most of the reviews we saw were very good and excellent and Pietro’s delivered. The place was very busy but the service was on top of it. Bruschetta appetizer was a great start; fresh tomatoes and basil on toasted Italian bread. My wife said the eggplant Parmesan was some of the best she has ever had and she generally orders it whenever it is on the menu. I had the cioppino; the base was delicious with lots of mussels, clams, shrimp and fish (no crab due to the season). The affogato (“vanilla bean gelato drown in espresso”) and the cherry sundae were an excellent finish to an excellent meal. Very reasonably priced which makes it a great value. The only downside was that the noise level in the main dining room was really loud. Very difficult to have a conversation during dinner. We will go back again when in Lodi.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were very excited to visit Pietro's as this was our first opportunity to visit since the remodeling was completed. Despite arriving for our reservation 5 minutes early we waited 20 minutes for a table. After waiting 15 minutes we inquired about our table, the Hostess seemed confused about our presence. Once seated, we received water and menus. We declined cocktails, preferring choose a wine suited to the entrée (first mistake). We waited... finally the server returned to take our order. We foolishly requested a few moments to review the wine list (second mistake). The server never returned to take our wine order. We were able to hail a bus person to request bread. One might say "It was a busy evening." True that the tables around us were full. Many had completed their meals and were visiting over a bottle of wine. I noted that the server was very attentive to a table which was seated after us. They had water, bread, wine within a few minutes of being seated. The food was mediocre at best, my veal was barely warm. This is definitely not a place for a special event or business dealings. I found myself longing for the cramped, poorly lit, loud pre-remodel restaurant because the service was great and the food was fabulous. Perhaps the Chef is still acclimating to the new equipment.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were greeted as we came thru the door and seated in a reasonable amount of time. Food was excellent as well as the service provided by the staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A beautiful remodel has updated this family restaurant into an even better than before dining experience. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Felt good the minute we arrived. Thanks Jimmy for a great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was great. Pasta real Italian. Best New York sandwich ever. Pizza brick oven fresh. Service was outstanding. Priced very reasonable by today’s standard. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The best restaurant in Lodi. The Murdacca family has created a wonderful restaurant that serves Italian dishes inspired by personal visits and culinary study in Italy. Reservations are essential.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pietro's never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance are all top notch. We will definitely dine here again and again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was fresh. Service was absolutely awful. They couldn’t remember our order and kept coming back to the table with the wrong food. The same thing was happening to three tables next to us. Then the bill was completely wrong. Will not return for a date night.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had fabulous food, great service and overall a wonderful memory

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food, service and beverages were all excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great ambiance! My wife and I love Pietro's.

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 (México)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is exceptional, the restaurant is very nice. The service amazing. Best restaurant in Lodi

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always, everything was perfect! Halibut special was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We requested a special occasion and it was not honored. Service was not that great as salt and pepper was missing from the table. No ground pepper was offered for the salads. We asked to sit outside and were told it was not set up yet; however, 10 minutes later people were being seated outside. However, the food was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

First time that we had dinner here.
Service was perfect.
Friendly,polite,their recommendations were spot on.
Food was very well prepared.Fish was moist and light with plenty of flavor.
The beet salad was fresh.
Nice experience.
Keep up the awesome work.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

For the cost of our meal I would have expected a higher quality than what we received. I ordered the veal saltinbocca amd the veal was chewy. It came with green beans (warmed) and spaghetti with red sauce (which was not mentioned in the menu or by y waitress). Had to request another option as the sauce was just mediocre. I requested pasta with pesto, which was better than the original option but still not very good.

My husband had chicken parm and he thought it was just mediocre.

Overall it was over priced for mediocre.

For being limited with dinner options in Lodi it was just ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food been there before and I will be back again

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been to this restaurant several times and have never had a bad meal. For the second time, we sat outside in the patio area. The ambiance is great and it is quieter than inside. The only problem we encountered this time was extremely slow service. There were two outside waiters, but we sat there for at least 25 minutes and neither waiter came to take our order or drinks we had to ask the owner to intercede. The one female waiter finally checked on us, but was gone for long periods. This was obviously reflected in her tip. I found this unusual because we have always had great waiter service before.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always happy with experience here. Good food, good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

General Manager from Oak Ridge Winery recommended your restaurant during a tasting! We immediately made an online reservation and were totally pleased with our dinner, service and ambiance. We live in Louisville, Kentucky and were passing through on our way to San Francisco. Excellent meal/experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service by Sarah............... her enthusiasm of the menu helped me pick a perfect meal...........ty

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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