elk river

Sammy's Pizza & Restaurant
Elk River, MN

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19232 Evans St NW
Elk River, MN 55330


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Sun. – Thurs.: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Our menu features award-winning pizzas, pastas, appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, stromboli and desserts.

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All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Enjoy a variety of our award-winning pizzas, pastas, chicken wings, garlic bread, soups and a fresh salad bar.

Served daily from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., plus Monday nights from 5 - 8 p.m.

Daily Specials

Early Happy Hour (3 - 6 p.m.)
$1.50 OFF all drinks

Late Happy Hour (9 - 10 p.m.)
$1.50 OFF all drinks and $5 appetizers

All-you-can-eat dinner buffet from 5 - 8 p.m.

BINGO  – 7 - 9 p.m.

Kids eat FREE from 5 - 8 p.m.

2 for $30 Pastas

Fish Fry – $14.99

Saturday & Sunday
Broasted Chicken

Our Location

 Sammy's Elk River location   Perrella family inside restaurant    Interior of Sammy's restaurant

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 69 years, 15 locations and more than 25 million pizzas later, Sammy's is now in its fourth generation of pizza makers, who all use Sam’s original recipes.

In 2015, PMQ Pizza Magazine, the pizza industry’s #1 magazine publication and website, inducted Sammy’s Pizza into its Pizza Hall of Fame — which pays tribute to popular pizzerias in business for 50 years or longer and that are recognized as pillars in their community. In 2018, Sammy's was voted as 'Best Pizza in Minnesota' in Minnesota Monthly Magazine's first annual 'Pizza Bracket Challenge'.

Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant in Elk River, which opened in 2016, is owned and operated by Jeff, Joe, and Louisa (Perrella) Brooks, the grandkids of Minnesota’s famous pizza guy, Sam Perrella. The trio also owns and operates Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant in Coon Rapids, which has been in business since 2004.

Take a look around our site, and you'll soon find that we make so much more than great pizza – we make works of art inspiring traditions with family and friends, as well as in the community.

Sammy's Pizza Elk River restaurant interior  Fresh Sammy's Pizza  Old Bike at Sammy's Elk River

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