Our famous, traditional thin crust pizza starts with hand-stretched dough and is topped with our signature tomato sauce and delectable three-cheese blend. To understand exactly how Papa Gino’s had been the family pizzeria since 1961, you have to go a back to 1936. That was the year the Valerios sailed from Italy to Boston. They brought with them authentic Italian family recipes handed down through generations.
In 1961, Papa Gino’s founder Michael Valerio and his wife, Helen, took those recipes and opened their first pizzeria, Piece O’ Pizza, in East Boston. In no time, Piece O’ Pizza became known throughout Boston as the place for families to go for pizza of superior quality taste. As the years went by, Michael and Helen’s pizzeria drew more and more guests to their restaurant by providing a family atmosphere and authentic Italian dishes. In 1968, they changed the name to Papa Gino’s and began expanding throughout the Boston area.
Today, you and your family can enjoy Papa’s signature thin crust pizza at nearly 170 Papa Gino’s Restaurants throughout New England. Of course, you get more than a “Piece O’ Pizza” at today’s Papa Gino’s. We now offer a full line of subs, salads, and other Italian specialties to complement our classic pizza. So the next time you you’re hungry for some delicious authentic tasting Italian food, do what families have been doing for over 40 years. Stop by Papa Gino’s.
Our company culture, which is characterized by our values, a strong work ethic and the fair treatment of people, includes a large number of people who have literally spent their entire working lives in these restaurants, keeping the passion for excellence alive and well. Keeping a presence in the community is important to Papa Gino’s, especially in our Shrewsbury location.
We have many fundraising opportunities available which give back 20% of sales to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Papa Gino’s is a chosen provider of quality lunch options for the Shrewsbury Public Schools as many private Day Care Centers. Looking for pizza for your birthday parties? You can also find us at Herbert’s Candy Mansion — but we’ll deliver to directly to you as well! Call us for any of your pizza or catering needs — we are more than just pizza & subs, and we are proud to be the favorite pizza option since 1961.