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“Awesome customer service and outstanding Pizza with super fresh ingredients!”

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza
Ranked #45 of 204 Restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Pizza
Description: The Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza concept was started by three friends from Michigan-Chuck Senatore, George Kurajian and Tony Sacco. Dissatisfied with today's mass produced, cost before quality pizzas, they set out to bring back the original taste and quality of pizza-the way it was made when the first pizzerias were opened in the early 1900's. They recognized that the first and most obvious step was an uncompromising commitment to using only the best ingredients, from homemade dough and sauce to the finest quality cheeses and toppings. But they also knew that the real secret was the method of cooking-in a coal oven, a mainstay of the early pizza restaurants in the Northwest. With its intense heat, a coal oven is able to cook evenly and quickly to create a pizza with a subtle, smoky flavor, crispy crust and ingredients that maintain their wonderful flavor and texture. The next challenge was to design and build their first location. They knew having menu items that focused on quality over quantity was critical. They also felt a need to create an atmosphere that, while more upscale than your typical pizzeria, was still warm and family friendly, Their goal was realized in 2008 with the opening of the first Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant in Estero, FL. With its upscale interior décor, the open pizza production area, and friendly well trained staff, they created an atmosphere that appeals to discriminating and casual diners alike. The Estero location was an instant success. Its popularity generated significant interest from customers, friends and strangers wanting to open a Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant of their own, making the decision to expand the brand an easy one. The group decided on franchising as the primary method of expansion and are now located in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
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Description: The Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza concept was started by three friends from Michigan-Chuck Senatore, George Kurajian and Tony Sacco. Dissatisfied with today's mass produced, cost before quality pizzas, they set out to bring back the original taste and quality of pizza-the way it was made when the first pizzerias were opened in the early 1900's. They recognized that the first and most obvious step was an uncompromising commitment to using only the best ingredients, from homemade dough and sauce to the finest quality cheeses and toppings. But they also knew that the real secret was the method of cooking-in a coal oven, a mainstay of the early pizza restaurants in the Northwest. With its intense heat, a coal oven is able to cook evenly and quickly to create a pizza with a subtle, smoky flavor, crispy crust and ingredients that maintain their wonderful flavor and texture. The next challenge was to design and build their first location. They knew having menu items that focused on quality over quantity was critical. They also felt a need to create an atmosphere that, while more upscale than your typical pizzeria, was still warm and family friendly, Their goal was realized in 2008 with the opening of the first Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant in Estero, FL. With its upscale interior décor, the open pizza production area, and friendly well trained staff, they created an atmosphere that appeals to discriminating and casual diners alike. The Estero location was an instant success. Its popularity generated significant interest from customers, friends and strangers wanting to open a Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza restaurant of their own, making the decision to expand the brand an easy one. The group decided on franchising as the primary method of expansion and are now located in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Just off the phone with my daughter, she raved about the amazing service...thank you Hannah & Kyle for creating a wonderful experience for my daughter, I gifted her a groupon for her birthday! She will be returning as she LOVES pizza and found all the fresh, not frozen, ingredients to be awesome! I look forward to visiting when I travel back to MI this winter.

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Thank Amy D
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

First visit w/Groupon ! Service was a bit slow and restaurant was not busy! I would say our waitperson was relatively new. Attentive at first upon being seated, the remainder of our visit was service-lacking! Had to ask another server for an extra plate. Our first of two pizzas was spectacular - Chicken Bruschetta! The crust and toppings were delicious! For some unknown reason, we waited an extraordinary amount of time for our second medium pizza - basic cheese & pepperoni ! There was some mention that our pizza actually was delivered to another table. So in their haste to correct this situation, our pizza was delivered with soggy crust, not baked through. They tried to make amends by offering a free dessert ! Left the remaining soggy pizza behind, did not take leftovers home.

Restaurant itself is clean & spacious and certainly has potential ! Don't think I'll return.
No more soggy crust pizzas.

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Thank Paula D
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I am in town on a business trip and stopped by for dinner on my first night. I found out it was trivia night so i decided to play. The bartender was very friendly and offered me some garlic knots since it was my first visit. I ordered a personal pizza and had a couple beers and proceeded to finish in last place in the trivia game. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

Thank James G
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The wait person was phenomenal...from the time we entered until the time we left she was always checking to make sure everything was okay....very friendly and very helpful and always with a smile!! The pizza was good...nothing special but differently good....really like the crunchy crust.

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Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I believe Tony Saccos is without a doubt the best place for a date. My girlfriend and I went there and we both felt incredible comfortable there. The staff might be the friendliest and most hard working staff in Oakland County. The pizza is delicious and the crust is crunchy yet just the perfect amount of soft on the inside.

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