Our Family Tradition
The Santucci success story is one of innovation, passion, and strong family values. Founded in 1959, Santucci’s Square Pizza was originated by my late grandparents, Philomena and Joseph Santucci Sr., in a small kitchen connected to our home on “O” Street in the Juniata Park section of Northeast Philadelphia.
The unconventional idea of a square pizza, with the sauce deliciously placed on top of the cheese, was my grandmother’s family recipe handed down from previous generations. Through dedication and a passion for the art of pizza making, my grandparents perfected this recipe with fresh dough and Philomena’s original homemade tomato basil sauce. Created with superior seasonings and the finest quality ingredients, it is no wonder the taste is unparalleled and continues to be enjoyed by generations of our loyal customers.
With my grandparents’ blessing, my parents Teresa and Gene were fortunate enough to expand the family business in 1993 with our first location on Cottman Avenue in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia. After a successful few years, with my grandparent’s continued support, they opened their second Philadelphia location on Tyson Avenue in 1996. Once I graduated from LaSalle University, I was excited to expand and modernize our family business and in 2015 we decided to relocate our small Tyson Avenue store to an expanded location in Warminster Pa. In 2021, I decided to expand further with a third location in Hatfield Pa and plan to open more locations throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties.
As we strive to grow our family business, we look forward to the privilege of continuing to serve generations of loyal customers, many of whom have become dear friends over my family’s 60+ years in business. Bringing people together to share joy and delicious food has always been my family’s inspiration and will continue to remain the heart of what we do for years to come.