Our Timeline

Check out our history — starting all the way back in 1996.

  • 1996

    The Pursuit of the Perfect Pizza Begins

    The first Reginelli’s Pizzeria opened on the corner of State and Magazine Street at 741 State Street, where Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is currently located.
  • 1999

    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.
  • 2002

    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.
  • 2005

    Coming Back Stronger: Katrina

    Hurricane 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.
  • 2007

    Independent Pizzeria of the Year

    Reginelli'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.
  • 2012

    Red Stick

    Reginelli'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.
  • 2013

    Moving Day

    The flagship Reginelli’s Pizzeria location, Reginelli’s Uptown, crosses the street into a state-of-the-art standalone building.
  • 2016

    20 Years of #ThePerfectPizza

    Reginelli’s celebrates their 20th anniversary with a special 3-course Anniversary Menu and a FREE Trip to Italy giveaway.
  • 2018

    Reginelli's Fights Cancer

    With 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.
  • 2020

    HOPE amidst a pandemic

    In 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.
  • 2022

    Pizza to the People

    Today, 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.