Pietro's Italian Restaurant

4.8
1379 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1379 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Again, excellent service with great food. A great dining experience. Will return many times.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food is always so delicious@

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great Italian restaurant with modern touches in decor. Really nice outdoor courtyard for dining. Homemade. Excellent!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Hubby and I enjoyed our meal here very much. The food and beautiful outdoor patio were great. The menu offers a wide variety of Italian dishes. We had the Italian style fried chicken breast and the risotto with asparagus and prosciutto and both were wonderful. It was surprisingly very crowded for 6:45 on a Wednesday night, but we had zero wait with our reservation, and no one was sitting in the waiting area. One area they could work on is making special occasions feel special. Although we made an online reservations more than a week in advance, and specified which table we preferred, and that it was our anniversary, our table was not ready when we arrived so we sat at a nearby table until it was cleared. At the end of the meal the waitress offered us a dish of spumoni for our "birthday or something" If I'm paying $100 for a very special meal for two people, attention to detail is appreciated and remembered. We will be back for a special occasion again because of the great food but I won't expect the little niceties that I had hoped for.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great wine. Great service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had the seasonal Heirloom Tomato salad with Burrata and it was wonderful! And the gnocchi with the Porcini mushroom sauce was incredible. Always a great place to have an incredible meal!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Funeral reception.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Pietro's is our "go-to" restaurant in Lodi. I can honestly say that in all of the years we have been going there, we have never had a bad meal or poor service! Everyone is friendly, efficient, and makes you feel like family. The food is fabulous with ingredients right from the hardy gardens outdoors! The patio is beautiful and spacious with the smell of the vine-ripe tomatoes and herbs all around! The inside is gorgeous, as well, with an exciting open-kitchen and wood-burning pizza oven. We love this Lodi "gem"!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Good Italian Food, great service always, noisy Italian atmosphere (but our family is Italian so we feel at home!), menu changes with the season and with farm fresh produce. A little heavy-handed with the creamy-based and olive oil-based sauces. Generous portions. Friendly helpful service!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Lodi is so blessed to have Pietro's! The staff is wonderful and accomodating, the restaurant is vibrant and the patio is beautiful! The food is always great and the wine list is awesome. Thank you for your continuous yummy dishes!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We eat at pietros quite frequently whether it’s there or to go and it’s the best highly recommended

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I took my husband there this past Saturday for his birthday lunch. This was the place of his choice. It did not disappoint. I hope I am remembering correctly our server's name which I believe was Alex. He was the absolute best and made our dining such a pleasant experience. I asked him which pasta dish he recommend and he stated the Angel Hair. My husband and I both ordered it and Alex was absolutely correct; It was delicious! My husband asked him, two different times, to take pictures of us and he graciously did so. He was one of the most professional, patient, and kind servers I have ever encountered. Since everything went so well, we plan to return soon and would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My chicken parmigiana and my husband's lasagna were exceptional. The bread was superb along with the tiramisu and pudding desserts.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My husband and I enjoy dining at Pietro’s. We enjoy celebrating special occasions there because the food is always wonderful, tasty and fresh; the service is excellent and the ambiance is lovely. We love the outside raised beds of fruits, vegetables and spices and, if your timing is right and you are lucky, you can chat with the nice lady who tends to the gardens.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Olivia was our server, she did an outstanding job. We were Impressed with the food and ambiance. Thank you

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Pietros changed again and I wish they hadn't. The bruschetta had too big of tomato pieces. The wait staff just stood and stared and people. They were not as friendly as beforw. They changed their salad. I will never go back.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Another outstanding dinner in a beautiful dining room. The staff is friendly and professional, and the owners make you feel like family.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had a delicious meal to celebrate a graduation. We had a table on the patio where it was beautiful and quiet. Excellent service from Jasmine and company.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience with great food. Need I say more?

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We love dining at Pietros. The food is excellent, the selections are many, the service is very accommodating and the atmosphere is family friendly. We would highly recommend Pietros.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Sole was prepared well and served with a smile. As always, it was a pleasure to visit Pietro’s!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

If you are hungry and want the freshest food in town, Pietros’s is the place. Very professional service and relaxing atmosphere. The outdoor dining is a special experience! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Pietro’s is consistently excellent in all areas.
Great for special occasions, outside seating is
elegant and relaxing.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Waiter very attentive and food was very good. The dining room and outside is open and pleasant and very clean.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our meal was great!! Our server was very helpful and pleasant. This is a great place to eat!!!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Love going to Pietro's where food and friends meet for a wonderful meal!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We enjoyed an early dinner at Pietro's after a long day of wine tasting. We weren't too hungry, so we opted to share the meatball appetizer and the antipasti salad. Both were excellent. We regretted that we weren't hungrier so we could try some of the other offerings, as the food looked great. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We ordered the steak dinner for two and it was cooked to the doneness we requested.
Everything was great except the noisy dinners at a table close by.
Wish they had the clam chowder every night as that was the best I have ever tasted. thought it was better than anything we ever tasted on the coast. Liked that they offer you a second bowl.....even though I had no room for it.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our son was up and he wanted Pietro’s. As always the food was delicious and the service impeccable. Jim suggested I try Rosie’s pollo fritto, which I did, and it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Finally A great experience!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

First time seeing the major renovation. Fantastic layout, great seating, super ambiance. Oh, and great food, too!!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

First time visitor and was not disappointed. Food was excellent! Jasmine our server was pleasant and friendly. We'll be back. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went to Pietro's on a recommendation from a neighbor and boy were we surprised at what a gem this is. We've been missing out. The parking lot was packed, but we had a reservation. So we were not worried about getting a table. But on a weekend, a reservation is a good start.
The overall atmosphere is very casual, but the garden area and wine room where we were seated is fabulous. Great for groups, or a date night. The food was delicious. Great wine list! Overall I would recommend to anyone and everyone who asks about great Italian food and a great restaurant in Lodi.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It is a hidden gem! Must visit then you will understand. I love their courtyard! Well done!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great Italian Family Owned Restaurant that's been in Lodi for over 20 years.

Recomend making reservations. Always busy but definitely worht the wait.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is amazing, the staff is courteous and attentive. And the prices aren’t bad at all. I have been going here since I was a kid and this place had only improved the dining experience over the years. The restaurant is beautiful.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food and service. The staff is amazing. Only complaint was we asked for plain noodles with butter and garlic. Tasty but charged $23:00. Thought this was high for what it was. It was also a very small portion, about the side of the side of spaghetti on my chicken parm dinner. Good thing my Hubby had bread to fill up on. I made a reservation and specified it was our anniversary but no one mentioned it. I would try again because the staff was as so nice.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Wonderful food and ambiance. Great customer service!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

As we were interested in a cosmopolitan menu for the evening,we were pleased once again with a wide variety of choices in both appetizers,wines and cuisine to celebrate a very special birthday.We were greeted with professional,yet friendly decorum and seated upon arrival.Our expectations were more than met throughout the evening.The atmosphere felt like we were in Italy again.Salads were crisp,fresh and tasty,ingredients grown on the property.The poultry was tender and flavorful,fish was crispy and seasoned with herbs grown in the restaurant gardens.The children enjoyed watching their pizza’s handmade and tossed.Local wines excelled in bouquet.Each visit has been consistent as to service and attention to details.The food tempted our taste buds exquisitely.We especially love their Italian family heirloom desserts,such as their Tiramisu,cream-filled Cannolli,Spamoni Ice Cream and robust coffee to end the meal.The owners mingle amongst the guests,exuding warmth and such a comfortable feeling of inclusion.Worthy of praise and memories to cherish.Reservations highly recommended.

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