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Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza
Ranked #96 of 198 Restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Pizza
Description: The Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza concept was started by three friends from Michigan-Chuck Senatore, George Kurajian and Tony Sacco. Dissatisfied with today's mass produced, cost before quality pizzas, they set out to bring back the original taste and quality of pizza-the way it was made when the first pizzerias were opened in the early 1900's. They recognized that the first and most obvious step was an uncompromising commitment to using only the best ingredients, from homemade dough and sauce to the finest quality cheeses and toppings. But they also knew that the real secret was the method of cooking-in a coal oven, a mainstay of the early pizza restaurants in the Northwest. With its intense heat, a coal oven is able to cook evenly and quickly to create a pizza with a subtle, smoky flavor, crispy crust and ingredients that maintain their wonderful flavor and texture. The next challenge was to design and build their first location. They knew having menu items that focused on quality over quantity was critical. They also felt a need to create an atmosphere that, while more upscale than your typical pizzeria, was still warm and family friendly, Their goal was realized in 2008 with the opening of the first Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant in Estero, FL. With its upscale interior décor, the open pizza production area, and friendly well trained staff, they created an atmosphere that appeals to discriminating and casual diners alike. The Estero location was an instant success. Its popularity generated significant interest from customers, friends and strangers wanting to open a Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant of their own, making the decision to expand the brand an easy one. The group decided on franchising as the primary method of expansion and are now located in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
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Description: The Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza concept was started by three friends from Michigan-Chuck Senatore, George Kurajian and Tony Sacco. Dissatisfied with today's mass produced, cost before quality pizzas, they set out to bring back the original taste and quality of pizza-the way it was made when the first pizzerias were opened in the early 1900's. They recognized that the first and most obvious step was an uncompromising commitment to using only the best ingredients, from homemade dough and sauce to the finest quality cheeses and toppings. But they also knew that the real secret was the method of cooking-in a coal oven, a mainstay of the early pizza restaurants in the Northwest. With its intense heat, a coal oven is able to cook evenly and quickly to create a pizza with a subtle, smoky flavor, crispy crust and ingredients that maintain their wonderful flavor and texture. The next challenge was to design and build their first location. They knew having menu items that focused on quality over quantity was critical. They also felt a need to create an atmosphere that, while more upscale than your typical pizzeria, was still warm and family friendly, Their goal was realized in 2008 with the opening of the first Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant in Estero, FL. With its upscale interior décor, the open pizza production area, and friendly well trained staff, they created an atmosphere that appeals to discriminating and casual diners alike. The Estero location was an instant success. Its popularity generated significant interest from customers, friends and strangers wanting to open a Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant of their own, making the decision to expand the brand an easy one. The group decided on franchising as the primary method of expansion and are now located in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Pizza was ok, we've had better. The waitress recommended everything she like and we didn't like any of her recommendations. We won't be rushing back to this place. Just wanted to try this spot we hadn't been to.

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Thank Marjorie W
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Comfortable atmosphere and delicious food! Love the selection of different pizzas and salads. Nice to be able to have a glass of wine or beer with your pizza too. Quick and friendly service too.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I went to this usually good venue to meet a friend and enjoy their great pizza . I was appalled by my treatment . One server was waiting on a table. He looked at me but said nothing. I dismissed it as he was preoccupied with his table. Another server looked at me and proceeded to walk to the patio and wipe off tables. There were no customers. Since when do empty tables take precedence over waiting customers? After 6 minutes and 30 seconds no one saying anything I walked out. That did it for me. The place was not crowded and ignoring customers is not the way to get new ones or get old customers to return . Ignored and disappointed .

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Thank Linda B
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The ingredients were definitely fresh, and the house made sauce was slightly sweet. I had never had coal oven pizza before, and it was quite good. The beer selection was above average, and the price was competitive. If I'm near one again, I will make a point to stop by.

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Thank Paul P
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I eat at this pizza place all the time. The food is excellent. The pizza always tastes fresh and the service is usually quick. The prices are reasonable. Like most pizza restaurants you can customize your pizza, but there are many menu options and pre-built pizzas.

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Thank Ecogirl06
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