Pete and Nick Pashalis, along with Pete’s brother-in-law John Lois, have opened their third outpost of Pietro’s Pizzeria & Birreria in Radnor. The casually elegant indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar specializing in authentic, artisanal oven pizzas and craft beers joins two other locations on South Street and Walnut Street in Philly. Expect some of your favorite dishes from the original Pietro’s, along with new, expanded menu offerings.
“We’re excited to prepare and serve delicious, affordable Italian fare to our loyal fans and friends and to welcome first-time guests at our beautiful new Pietro’s,” says Pete. “Whether our guests are looking for a place to host a family dinner or a bar to visit with friends, we’ll welcome them with the same warmth—and of course, with great food and drink.”
The 150-seat restaurant features whitewashed brick walls decorated with black-and-white photos of Italy, painted pressed tin ceilings and a seasonal outdoor beer garden with picnic benches for communal seating. Chefs will make pizzas to order in the open kitchen, and there is a 14-seat bar and adjacent lounge area with 16 taps pouring top domestic (mostly local) and international craft beers.
Pietro’s menu will include build-your-own pizzas, starting with a classic margarita pie topped with crushed tomato sauce,mozzarella and basil, with topping options that range from ricotta and pancetta to roasted eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes as well as artisanal pizzas, such as the Tommy, topped with Capicola ham, aged provolone cheese, crushed red hot peppers and tomato sauce.
Also on the menu are small plates, such as fried smoked mozzarella with marinara dipping sauce, salads including Pietro’s famous Ceasar and pastas like fettucine carbonara with red onions, cream, peas, mushrooms, parmesan cheese and pork pancetta. There will also be a gluten-free penne pasta option. Dishes range in price from $8 to $28.
Pietro’s Radnor is located in the same plaza as another one of the Pashalis’ restaurants— Estia Greek Taverna.
Pietro’s Pizzeria & Birreria, 236 N. Radnor-Chester Road, Radnor, (484) 367-7072, www.pietrospizza.com.