About

About

Welcome to Pete's Famous Pizza!

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Made with Pride

We are a family-owned and operated pizzeria that has been serving up delicious, authentic pizza to the people of Philadelphia for over 40 years. People can’t get enough of our mouth-watering pies, and they’re letting the world know it with their rave reviews.
Learn Our Unique History
Our story began in 1969 when our founders, Pete and Effie Ampatzis, arrived in Philadelphia from Athens, Greece. Pete worked hard as a tailor in a factory before venturing into the restaurant industry. Through years of dedication, he became an expert in his craft and established the first Pete’s Famous Pizza in Logan Square, Center City in 1980.
Since then, our restaurant has become a beloved destination for pizza lovers throughout Philadelphia. We are proud to have been named “Best Pizza of Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Magazine, and we continue to uphold that standard of excellence today.
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Our commitment to quality is evident in everything we do, from our use of the freshest ingredients to our dedication to delivering hot and delicious pizzas every time. This has earned us countless 5 Star Philadelphia PA pizza restaurant reviews on the world’s most popular search engine, Google and beyond.
At Pete’s Famous Pizza, we believe in preserving our rich history and community spirit. Our restaurant is more than just a place to grab a slice of pizza; it’s a symbol of the values that make Philadelphia great. We take pride in providing a warm and welcoming environment for all of our customers, and we are honored to be a part of the Center City, South Philadelphia, and Fairmount Communities.
Explore Our Rich Menu
Our menu features a wide variety of pizza options, including our famous signature pizzas, as well as Cheesesteaks, wings, salads, sandwiches, and other Italian favorites. Many of our recipes, including our dough, have remained unchanged for over four decades, ensuring that every bite of our pizza is just as delicious as the first.
Join Our Family
Today, Pete’s grandson, Peter Kada, continues to run the business with the same passion and dedication as his grandparents. He is proud to carry on their legacy and to offer the same high-quality food and service that our customers have come to expect.
We are excited to announce that we recently opened our third location in South Philadelphia. And we are now offering franchising opportunities, making it easier than ever for our customers to enjoy our delicious pizza and scrumptious Cheesesteaks and wings. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, we look forward to serving you at Pete’s Famous Pizza!
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Looking for kid-friendly pizza places in Philadelphia? Look no further than Pete’s Famous Pizza!
One of the things that makes Pete’s truly special is our commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for families with kids. With plenty of high chairs, booster seats, and a play area for kids, our restaurant is the perfect place to bring your little ones for a delicious meal. Plus, our friendly staff is always happy to help accommodate any special requests or dietary restrictions
In addition to our delicious pizza, we also offer a variety of ice creams and desserts, including our famous milkshakes and chocolate chip cookies. And for the adults, we have a selection of beer and wine to pair with your meal at our Center City Location
So next time you’re looking for a kid-friendly pizza place in Philadelphia, be sure to check out Pete’s Famous Pizza. With great food and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s sure to become a favorite for kids and parents alike!
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We're thrilled to be earning such high Philadelphia PA pizza restaurant reviews and can't wait to continue wowing our customers with every delicious slice.
Fresh; hot, delicious! Prepared as ordered! Enough to share. Terrific delivery service too; right on time. Worth your investment… Every Time Excitement! Yes! I did it again. Fabulous people to work with and even better when the pizza is delivered ahead of schedule. Thank you! 5-Star!
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I didn’t catch the names of the two guys who were absolutely amazing to my family and the furry baby dog! They received us with a wonderful welcome and lots of water right away after we came in super hot and thirsty as we walked from the Rocky statue. We ordered Philly Cheesesteaks and Mega Fries- super delicious and large portions. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!
Kelly C
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This was a really nice, cozy little pizza shop. Really like the vibe here. Our waitress was really kind and friendly. The burgers were juicy, the fries were crispy, the pizza was cheesy and the salad was so fresh. The food was delicious here. Good size portions and not too pricey. Will definitely come back!
Mark Morrell
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Pete’s Pizza is a must for anyone who loves pizza. On this trip four separate slices in three boroughs in NYC and then Pete’s. The best, right out of the oven. Staff made the experience even better, the original building. Very cool.
Matthew Cowan
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Great cheesesteak and friendly service. Would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a quick and tasty lunch in between museums. Brie and balsamic cheesesteak is definitely worth a try. I Will return for sure!
Lev Boonin
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This is hands down some of the best Pizza in Philly (and probably beyond). Every pie is made fresh to order. If pizza isn't what you're looking for, they have a full menu of so many amazing other things to try, from perfect French Fries, to amazing Milkshakes with REAL ice cream, to filling and comforting pasta dishes. Delivery, take out, or dining in, you can't go wrong with this place.
Stacey Lunsford
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Eloquently Speaking About Pete's Famous Pizza The Food Is Delicious! I ordered a turkey club and it was very fresh, the bacon and lettuce was crisp, the tomatoes were juicy and the turkey was very tender. It reminded me of old school turkey clubs when you used to sit at the counters hanging out with your friends after school. The hot wings were awesome with the blue cheese and the fries were perfectly cooked. I highly recommend it, they are friendly and you get your money's worth! Enjoy! Tell them that Eloquently Speaking sent you!
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Meet Our Team

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

A Philadelphian with a passion for people and community, Pete is the owner and Operator of Pete’s Famous Pizza and Moustaki Authentic Gyros. In 2009 Pete took over his Family’s Business and turned it into a Philadelphia Pizza Powerhouse. Pete scaled the delivery and catering aspect of the business from 10-15 orders per day to 100+. Pete was featured on the Food Network’s show $24 in 24 for his Meatball Stromboli. In 2017 Pete acquired the competing pizzeria in the Logan Square neighborhood and created Moustaki Authentic Gyros. He was able to use both stores to leverage catering opportunities and expand the business. In 2020 Pete co founded Workhorse Pizza & Kitchen at Workhorse Brewery. Workhorse Pizza & Kitchen was in charge of the day to day food program at the brewery as well as catering for large corporate events and weddings. In 2022 Pete co founded Brotherly Love Ice Cream Truck which offers catering in the warmer months. 2022 Pete co founded the third Pete’s Famous Pizza location in South Philadelphia.
An active member of the Logan Square community, Pete is on the board of Friends of Coxe Park, as he often raises money to improve the conditions of the local Park. Pete also donates pizza and volunteers to soup kitchens to help feed the homeless. Pete has a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Widener University. He was a member of the varsity Cross Country and Track Team where he ran the steeplechase and distance.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

A veteran of the restaurant industry, one can say he was born for it. He and his family owned a well established diner in the Fishtown, Philadelphia area. In 2006, upon graduating from Roman Catholic High School, Gus took over his Family’s Diner, New Acropolis, until 2011 when Gus ventured out on his own to experience the hospitality industry outside of his family. While they owned the diner they donated 600 breakfast meals for people involved in the toy drive for the Centurions Christmas in July Event. For Four Years he successfully managed Minella’s Diner, a Main Line staple. In 2015 Gus was offered the position of General Manager of The Grog Grill and Westgate Pub where he oversaw day to day operations and learned a lot about the bar business. In 2016 Gus a long time friendship became a power duo when he joined forces with Pete Kada to manage his Pizza Restaurants Pete’s Famous Pizza. Together they developed an extensive delivery program that specialized in office catering and extended the delivery zone to cover all of center city and most of South Philly. In 2017 he was an intricate part of the creation of Moustaki Authentic Gyros as they successfully acquired the competing Pizzeria in the area. In 2020 Gus co founded Workhorse Pizza & Kitchen at Workhorse Brewery. Workhorse Pizza & Kitchen was in charge of the day to day food program at the brewery as well as catering for large corporate events and weddings. In 2022 Gus co founded Brotherly Love Ice Cream Truck which offers catering in the warmer months. 2022 Gus co founded the third Pete’s Famous Pizza location in South Philadelphia. In addition to the restaurant business, Gus is an avid sports fan. In his free time he enjoys lifting weights and spending time with his wife and kids.

HEAD OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

Serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in franchising spanning over two decades with a strong background in franchise development, sales, marketing, management, operations and business development.
Widely recognized throughout the franchise community as an expert in franchise development with a proven track record in planning, launching, and growing successful businesses and franchises. For over 23 years, Robert has successfully grown franchise systems in various industries.
Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly Winner
Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia Emerging Business of the Year
*International Franchise Association (IFA) *Vet Fran *Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ Accredited
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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

As Creative Director, Brigid is responsible for the online and print marketing materials for both Pete’s Famous Pizza and Moustaki Authentic Gyros. Brigid earned her B.A. degree in Visual Communication Design from the University of Notre Dame and her M.S.W degree from Temple University. She works full time as an executive assistant for a local nonprofit and gets her creative fix by providing design services for a few other small businesses when not chasing around her two kids.

HEAD OF FRANCHISE SALES

Chad Bickle, Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC) and IFPG member is our Regional Vice President. Chad Bickle has a deep background in Franchise Development, Sales, and Training. Chad’s background is that of numerous achievements on the Franchisor and Franchisee side of franchising. As the former National Director of Sales for 26 Franchised Sears Hometown & Outlet Store locations to Vice President of Franchise Development for BirthdayPak; Chad was responsible for Franchise Development and Sales. Chad Bickle currently heads up the Franchise Development Department for the Philadelphia Iconic Santucci’s Pizza; making them one of the fastest growing Philadelphia fast casual restaurant franchise brands to come out of the Tri-State region in decades. Chad leverages his arsenal of franchise experience to train, educate, develop, and grow emerging franchise brands.