Our Story

Pete, the founder of Il Pizzaiolo, got tired of eating bad pizza, but the good pizza was so overpriced that it was difficult to enjoy on more than a special occasion. Perhaps being born in Brooklyn had some influence, but inside, he craved an East Coast pizza…way East Coast, like Italy.

This craving formed an idea to create a fast, casual, affordable pizza, so he and his wife, Jacqueline and daughter Mandie went off to Italy to learn about the craft of pizza making from the originators and perfectors of pizza.

Upon returning, they have worked hard to replicate the simple, fresh pizza you would get at a corner pizza shop in Italy. The highest quality ingredients and craftsmanship in the tradition of Naples. Cooked at 800° for 2 minutes in an authentic wood-fired oven.

In Italy, Pizza was a peasant food, not something just for the rich. So where did the idea of a $25 pizza come from?
Thus, Il Pizzaiolo Wood-Fired Pizza was born.