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Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
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Some would say it all started more than 64 years ago in a small, rural town on Minnesota's Iron Range. But those of us who knew Grandpa Sam say it all started with a hope and a dream.
As World War II soldiers returned home from Italy telling tales of their favorite food, the popularity of pizza in the U.S. grew. Sam Perrella, a former miner who owned a small café in Keewatin, picked up on this growing trend. Having connections in Chicago, Sam visited with some pizza makers and returned home with an idea that sparked and gave birth to what is now Sammy’s Pizza.
In 1954, after encouragement from customers who knew they were on to something big, Sam and his wife, Louise, opened the doors of the first Sammy's Pizza restaurant in Hibbing, MN.
Today, there are 14 locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, and Sammy's is now in it's fourth generation of pizza makers – or as we like to refer to them, artisans – who all use Sam’s original recipes.
Sammy's in International Falls opened in June, 2018 and is owned and operated by Tony Jerulle, Mike Jerulle and Rich Chalupsky – who are co-owners of Sammy's locations in Grand Rapids, Hibbing and West Duluth, as well as another International Falls staple, the Chocolate Moose Restaurant.
Take a look around our site, and you'll soon find that we make so much more than great pizza – we make works of art inspiring traditions with family and friends, as well as in the community.