Frequently Asked Questions

How many Papa Gino’s Restaurants are in operation?

Currently, we operate 170 restaurants and we plan to open many more in the next five years.

Where was the first Papa Gino’s?

The first Papa Gino’s was opened by the Valerio family in East Boston. It wasn’t called Papa Gino’s at first, it was called Piece O’ Pizza.

When did the first Papa Gino’s open?

The first Papa Gino’s (then called Piece O’ Pizza) opened in 1961, the name changed to Papa Gino’s in 1968.

Does Papa Gino’s deliver?

Some locations do deliver, some don’t. Just call your local restaurant to find out.

How can I get a job at Papa Gino’s?

There are many job openings, both at Papa Gino's restaurants throughout New England and at our corporate headquarters. Check out Papa Gino's Career Opportunities page for current listings

What’s most important to Papa Gino’s?

Simple: quality. Quality in our food, quality in the experience our customers have every time they eat at Papa Gino’s, and quality in the experience people have as team members working at Papa Gino’s Restaurants or corporate headquarters. We strive for impeccable quality in every part of the Papa Gino’s world.

What’s the secret behind Papa Gino’s unique pizza, pasta, and subs?

While we can’t give away all of our secrets, we can tell you that our unique flavors come from Valerio family recipes that were handed down through generations in Italy and came to America with the family of Papa Gino’s founder, Michael Valerio in 1936. Michael and his wife Helen used these very recipes to open their first pizzeria, Piece O' Pizza, which became Papa Gino’s in 1968. So the secret is old world Italian family recipes, refined through the years.