Salvatore’s Pizzeria will open in the former Gianelli’s space, 2213 E. Capitol Dr., at some point this spring.
"Hopefully, we'll open by mid-April," says co-owner Joe Vella.
Vella and his brother, Luigi, own Peter Sciortino’s Bakery, 1101 E. Brady St., and the siblings are partnering up once again with Salvatore’s.
Salvatore’s will offer delivery and carry-out service, as well as on-site seating for about 25 people. Along with pizza, the menu will feature pasta, sandwiches, rice balls, sandwiches, beer, wine and more.
Vella says the pizzas will be made with the family’s special crust recipe that’s similar to their bread recipe and will be prepared with traditional toppings.
"We’re going to stick with pepperoni and sausage and olives and black olives. That kind of thing. Nothing too exotic. Nothing with pineapples," he says.