In 2012 Pontillo's Pizzerias will celebrate 65 years in business. No small feat in a competitive market of powerful national chains and local fly-by-nights.
"In Batavia, in the year 1947, most people called to ask what pizza was! Except for Italian-Americans, pizza was considered a strange but delicious new tomato pie. Its popularity grew very rapidly and, needless to say, the rest is history," said co-founder Tony Pontillo.
A very successful history to be sure. Today, almost sixty-five years later, with twenty-five locations, Pontillo's is the largest, locally-owned pizza chain in the area. "We're very definitely a hometown business," said Dave Pontillo. "Most of our shops are still family-owned and all of them are owned and operated by local residents. We're very proud to be known as a Western New York original and want to thank our customers for their continued loyalty."