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Pontillo’s Pizzeria, a fixture in Batavia for over a half-century, will have its grand re-opening tomorrow morning, after what owner Sam Pontillo termed, “a hiccup” in the history of the business.
A series of legal and financial troubles plagued the popular eatery last year forcing its closure. But tomorrow at 11am, the neon sign turns back on and the ovens will be fired up once again.

Owner Sam Pontillo spoke with WBTA News today. He said the restaurant will provide employment opportunities for young people in the city, and he talked about a new computer system to help,"keep us organized."

Pontillo said the menu remains virtually unchanged and most of the management staff is intact. Pontillo’s originally opened in Batavia in 1947.

PHOTO: Owner Sam Pontillo gets ready for the Grand Re-oipening of Pontillo's Pizzeria on Tuesday.

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# Michael Corcimiglia
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 8:32 PM
Sam and all the Pontillo family I am wishing you all the best an hope business is
Steady an brisk
Looking forward to your food
May God watch over you
# jerry
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:01 PM
I am so happy to hear that this fantastic pizza place is re-opening! I have very fond memories of going to Pontillos as a kid in the early 70's, a trip to Pontillos was an exciting event for me and if you know about the area back in that era you can understand why.

I havent been to this place in about 40 years but I can still remember coming out of the bitter cold into a warm place with friendly people and the great smell of pizza cooking, the guy at the counter giving me and my brother and sister peperoni to munch on, the square sliced pizza (dont know if my parents asked for it this way or if thats how it was always done)

The pizza was great and the memories have lasted me a lifetime.

I wish you good luck and a great future!

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