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About Us

From One Generation To Another

Over 60 Years of Service

Pinocchio’s Restaurant was established in 1955 and has since become a family tradition as well as a staple within our community. Pinocchio’s was the first Pizzeria in Delaware County and is the oldest restaurant Media, PA. Pinocchio’s is a family restaurant going back 3 generations. The award-winning Beer Garden To Go was added in 2009 and offers over 1,000 varieties of craft beer as well as domestic imports.

Hands dropping mozzarella on a pie

Pinocchio Through the Years

An Illustrated History of Our Logo

Our History

Pinocchios first opens

1955

Pinocchio’s was established in 1955 as the first pizzeria in Delaware County(original matchbook from 1955).

Front cover of our original menu

1960

Mexican Food Hits the Menu

1960

Pinocchio’s introduced homemade chili, tacos, enchiladas and burritos to the area. The closest place to get Mexican food was New York at the time.

Our Original Storefront

1964

Tom & Athena Buy Pinocchio's

1965

Tom Volikas closes his M&M Coffee Shop (1955-1965) in Springfield. Tom and Athena Volikas buy Pinocchio’s June 1965 (Tom pictured as a chef, 2nd from left 1945)

Pinocchio’s introduces strombolis to Delaware County

1966

"Pizza from out of this world!"

1970

Ted (Tom and Athena's youngest son) starts working at the restaurant as a teenager

1970

Jane Pennington (Tim and Athena’s mom) serving pizza at a Broad Street event.

1976

Ted at an event on Broad Street in Philadelphia

1976

Introduction of six foot hoagies

1976

Delivery Service Starts

1978

‘Pizza made right before your eyes’

1980

Jiminy’s Ice Cream Parlor Opens

1982

Snap of Our Outdoor Sign

1987

Our outdoor sign has been updated throughout the years to reflect our 7 different logo changes.

Pinocchio's Celebrates Our 35th Anniversary

1990

Media Food Festival

1992

Pictured are Krista, Ted and Athena working at the Media Food Festival.

Tim (3rd generation) getting his start at the Food Festival

1992

Tom, Athena, Ted and Tim

1994

Our YiaYia

1994

Athena Volikas, our YiaYia, jokes around and pretends to use the restaurant's new point of sale system.

Pinocchio’s acquires a Liquor license

1995

Pinocchio's

1996

Ted, Greg, Linda and Mac

1996

Linda, Tim, Krista, Ted

2000

Pinocchio’s turns 50!

2005

Ted, Theo and Tim

2005

No More Smoking!

2006

Pinocchio's becomes one of the first restaurants in Delaware County to go non-smoking.

Beer Garden To Go opens!

2009

Beer Garden To Go opens in 2009 becoming the first award-winning bottle shop in Pennsylvania

Joe Biden Stops By

2012

Vice President Joe Biden visited Pinocchio's and enjoyed a cheesesteak

Pinocchio's Turns 60!

2015

Expanding Outside

2016

In 2016, we added an outside deck.

The Tradition Continues

Today

Ted, Tim and Athena