The Original Italian Pie was founded in 1992 when the first restaurant located on Bienville Street in New Orleans, La., was opened.
Italian Pie quickly won over the hearts and mouths of those seeking flavor combinations above and beyond sausage and pepperoni. And by 1993, there were three New Orleans restaurants, each offering a delicious menu of gourmet pizzas, salads, sandwiches and calzones.
In 1997, the Italian Pie Franchise was born and locations began to open throughout the greater New Orleans area. Time and again, New Orleanians would vote Italian Pie’s gourmet pizzas as “Best Pizza” in various independent diner surveys including Gambit’s “Best of New Orleans” and AOL’s “City Diner Guide.”
Locals began to affectionately refer to the restaurants as “The Pie.”
The menu continued to expand, and The Pie was soon known throughout the city as the place to go for authentic Italian specialties with a New Orleans kick served in a casual atmosphere.
In 2001, The Pie concept began to expand outside of the New Orleans market across the Gulf South with locations spread from Pasedena, Texas, to Raleigh, North Carolina.
The company continues to grow, with numerous new franchises in various stages of development, and folks continue spreading the news that You Gotta Try The Pie…..The Original Italian Pie!