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
Hours: Open during mall hours