Check out our history — starting all the way back in 1996.
The Pursuit of the Perfect Pizza BeginsThe first Reginelli’s Pizzeria opened on the corner of State and Magazine Street at 741 State Street, where Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is currently located.
And then there were TWO!Darryl Reginelli and Bruce Erhardt expand to a second location in Lakeview on Harrison Ave, marking the start of a period of growth.
Ooh I Wanna Eatcha!Josh Pennison, former Reginelli’s dishwasher, creates and records the famous “Reginelli’s Pizza, ooh I wanna eatcha” jingle. He was in a punk rock band at the time. Josh overheard his GM, Cara, brainstorming ideas for a Reginelli’s radio ad. Josh jokingly offered to make a song for them. On his bike ride home from work that day, Josh came up with the legendary lyrics.
Coming Back Stronger: KatrinaHurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. Several locations sustained severe damage from the storm. Reginelli’s Lakeview took on water. Two years later to the day, Reginelli's Lakeview reopened.
Independent Pizzeria of the YearReginelli's Pizzeria was named the Independent Pizzeria of the Year by Pizza Today Magazine - recognition that validated what we do and the way we do it.
Red StickReginelli's Pizzeria teams up with Ti Martin from Commander's Palace to expand to Baton Rouge--it's first location outside of the Greater New Orleans area. Darryl Reginelli celebrates by participating in the LSU Homecoming parade with family.
Moving DayThe flagship Reginelli’s Pizzeria location, Reginelli’s Uptown, crosses the street into a state-of-the-art standalone building.
20 Years of #ThePerfectPizzaReginelli’s celebrates their 20th anniversary with a special 3-course Anniversary Menu and a FREE Trip to Italy giveaway.
Reginelli's Fights CancerWith the help of our loyal customers and team, Darryl Reginelli raised $74,136 in 10 weeks to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He was named the runner-up for the LLS Man of the Year 2018. Pictured: Darryl Reginelli with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2018 Boy and Girl of the Year.
HOPE amidst a pandemicIn spring of 2020, the restaurant industry was faced with new challenges due to COVID-19. We remained hopeful for a bright future of serving the community we love. We created a HOPE shirt with Faux Pas Prints and donated 100% of the proceeds to WeHelp NOLA, an organization that provides low and no cost mental health services to service industry workers.
Pizza to the PeopleToday, we are proud to have 9 restaurants in Louisiana with a strong team of Passionate Pizza Professionals. We are proud to serve #ThePerfectPizza for many years to come.