400 North Broadway
Minot, ND 58703
Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 4 – 8 p.m.
Monday – Saturday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 4 – 8 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Monday and Wednesday nights, 5 – 8 p.m.
Features award-winning pizzas, pastas, soups, chicken, ribs and salad bar.
For more than 50 years, we have striven to serve our customers right the first time with our unforgettable pizzas, homemade ravioli, meatballs, gnocchi, lasagna, Alfredo sauce and sumptuous spaghetti sauce.
Sammy’s Pizza – Est. 1954
As World War II soldiers returned home from Italy telling tales of their favorite food, the popularity of pizza in the U.S. grew. Sam Perrella, a former miner who owned a small café in Keewatin, picked up on this growing trend. Having connections in Chicago, Sam visited with some pizza makers and returned home with an idea that sparked and gave birth to what is now Sammy’s Pizza.
In October 1954, armed with enthusiasm and their own secret recipes, Sam and wife, Louise, opened the doors of the first Sammy’s Pizza restaurant in Hibbing, MN. Today, some 63 years, 15 locations and more than 20 million pizzas later, Sammy’s is now in it’s fourth generation of pizza makers, who all use Sam’s original recipes.
In 2015, PMQ Pizza Magazine, the pizza industry’s No. 1 publication, inducted Sammy’s into its Pizza Hall of Fame — which pays tribute to popular pizzerias in business for 50 years or longer.
Sammy’s Pizza has been a North Dakota tradition since 1959 when Dave’s parents, Albert and Carmella (Perrella) Shomento and his brother, Bert, first opened the restaurant in Minot. The following year, Bert, along with his wife Annamarie, took over the family business, which they continued to run for the next 40 years.
The restaurant moved to its present location in 1970, where extended family members (that’s what we call our customers) have enjoyed many celebrations and get-togethers.
In 2000, the brick oven tradition officially passed to Dave and Tarryll Shomento, who took over as owners and operators. The business is now a third generation tradition as their daughter Angela and her husband Shannon Osborn are now the owners/managers. Striving to always serve customers right the first time, they proudly serve the secret recipes that bear their family’s name.