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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.
Lodi, CA 95240
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu 11AM - 9ish
Friday 11AM - 9:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM
S. Washington St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
Pietro's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I have been going to Pietro' for almost 30 year's now. I moved out of the area some time ago to an area that doesn't have a good Italian food place. So my wife was looking at reviews not knowing of Pietro's and suggested we dine there. I let her know of my past experience and we decided to book a hotel outside of town as well as a reservation. I was pleasantly surprise to see all of the renovations and the open kitchen. The food was good as good as I remembered it.
The atmosphere was even better than I had remembered it from my last visit 10 years earlier. The highlight of our evening was seeing Ms. Annette. She look as she had the first time I met her. Just a lovely woman. She made sure we had one of her famous canoli's.
We will be back for sure, but next time we will bring the entire family.
Thank you Annette for making our date night so special.
George and Adrienne Edwards
The food was exceptional with a large variety to choose from. Even though the restaurant was packed the service was excellent. The service staff was friendly and humorous. The owner came to each table greeting the patrons like old friends. It is amazing to see all the vegetables and herbs that are grown onsite. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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