The Santucci success story is one of innovation, passion and strong family value. Founded in 1959, Santucci’s Square Pizza was originated by my late parents Joseph and Philomena Santucci. My father began flipping dough in a small kitchen connected to our home on “O”Street in Juniata Park. As the success of his hard work continued, he moved the business to the building next door, which remained the original location for years to come. The early years of watching my father build the Santucci business with his own two hands while my mother took care of my 7 siblings and I, made a lasting and memorable mark on my childhood.

The unconventional idea of a square pizza, with the sauce deliciously placed on top of the cheese, was a family recipe handed down to my father from previous generations. Through dedication and a passion for the art of pizza making, my father perfected this recipe with fresh dough and an original, home-made tomato 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 help, 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.

It is my commitment as their daughter, that our new location on Street Road in Warminster will be rooted in the same family values my parents established. We are honored to guide our youngest son, Nicholas, in all facets of the family business in the hope that its 60 years of family tradition will continue to flourish in the years ahead. It is without doubt that Joseph and Philomena are looking down with pride at the success and growth of the Santucci name. Their legacy continues to serve as a standard in quality that our loyal customers have grown to love and new customers can enjoy for generations to come.

Teresa Santucci Carelli

(Daughter of the founders, Joseph and Philomena Santucci)

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