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 parents, Philomena and Joseph Santucci Sr., in a small kitchen connected to our home on “O” Street in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia.

The unconventional idea of a square pizza, with the sauce deliciously placed on top of the cheese, was my mother’s family recipe handed down from previous generations. Through dedication and a passion for the art of pizza making, my parents 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 the blessing of my parents, my husband and I were fortunate enough to expand the family business in 1993 with our first location on Cottman Avenue in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. The long-standing success can be strongly credited to the countless hours and unwavering effort my parents committed to supporting us in establishing this location. In 1996, with their continued support, we were privileged to open our second location on Tyson Avenue. In 2015, we were thrilled to welcome our youngest son Nick into the family business and decided to relocate our small Tyson Avenue store to an expanded Street Road location in Warminster. Now in 2020 Nick has decided to expand the family business even further with a third location in Hatfield Pa, opening in 2021.

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 nearly 30 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.

Teresa Santucci Carelli

(Daughter of the founders, Philomena and Joseph Santucci Sr.)