Luca Pizza di Roma serves up new flavors at Sandusky Mall

Get ready for a taste of Rome in Erie County.
Melissa Topey
Dec 14, 2012

Brothers Tony and Giancarlo Dimizio opened Luca Pizza di Roma on Friday in the Sandusky Mall.

“We make everything from scratch: the dough, the meat sauce, our lasagna and our bread," Tony said. "Everything is really good."

The pizzeria specializes in pizza by the slice, specializing in a brand of Mozzarella cheese called Grande.

Customers will no doubt enjoy watching the employees hand-toss the pizza dough into the air.

“This is high-grade cheese," Tony said. "We spend more on our cheese than any other pizza shop."

So far, the reception to the neighborhood has been good, Tony said.

Born in Rome, the siblings followed in the footsteps of their uncle, who started a pizza chain in New York.

The taste of Rome is always in their food, and the lasagna is made from the recipe used by Tony’s mom.

“We can serve anything in less than four minutes, but this is not fast food," he said. "This is good food, fast."

The shop also serve deserts such as Tiramisu, cheesecake, chocolate chunk cookie and ice cream.

Tony joined the family business in 1980, when he was 21 years old and in college in Indiana. Luca Pizza di Roma is based out of Indianapolis.

The Sandusky shop is the fourth in Ohio. The other locations are in Findlay, Piqua, and Cincinnati.

“We are happy to be here in Sandusky,” Tony said.

Luca Pizza di Roma
What: A Pizzeria specializing in pizza by the slice
Where: Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Road
Phone: 419-626-6114
Hours: Open during mall hours

Comments

EdgeOfTheH20

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EdgeOfTheH20

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Professor Playdoh

What a stupid place to try and start a new business... What are you going to do in Feb when maybe 8 people shop there.......

The General

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Second Opinion

Where in the Mall, which entrance?

Swamp Fox

Wish them luck but when two previous pizza shops closed in same location, maybe not the best market study.

gennycreamale

Hey General,
I call BS on your statement. You said you went there yesterday and you posted your comment on Friday at 9:27pm. Since the article says they opened friday at the mall how were you there yesterday when they were not open????? What in the heck is the matter with you??? Don't lie to intentionally bash someone or bring them down. What competing pizza shop do you work at??? That's the only reason I could figure you would say this garbage against someone trying to bring something worthwhile to the community.
I am not tied to this place but find this wrong. Good luck to the new shop and I hope it works out.

Swamp Fox

They were opened earlier this week, they had an employee near the center of mall with a sign when I was at the mall....

TOPGUN01

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luvblues2

Turn off the caps lock, Top.

richrs

I still miss Scotto's. Have to give this place a try.

KURTje

Good luck. Will check them out. Many here don't know a real pie either. You get what you pay for. From the wording in the article it sounds like this shop wants the best.