DeLullo’s Italian Bistro and Catering is serving piping hot Italian dishes and tossing pizzas in its new home. The family triumphed over a devastating fire from last year as they cut the ribbon for their new start in the Italian eatery Tuesday.
The local favorite is owned by Dan DeLullo, who has vast experience with the restaurant industry. After seven years of serving and working in the kitchen at Palamino in Downtown Indianapolis, Dan decided to take the challenge on himself.
Dan’s sister, Kay, first opened Mama DeLullo’s, in memory of their late mother, in 2002. Only to sell it in 2005 to another restaurateur, who lasted only six months.
In October 2006, Dan opened DeLullo’s Italian Bistro and began offering authentic Italian dishes straight from a home-style kitchen. His Italian heritage qualified him to head up such an endeavor. Dan’s great-grandparents, Charlie and Pearl DeLullo, immigrated to the United States from Italy.
A restaurant favorite may be pizza, but that is only one of the many dishes it has to offer. This month, DeLullo’s special is tiger prawns stuffed and sautéed in garlic sauce with a side of pasta. Some recipes are borrowed from grandmother DeLullo, who is still a family support at age 95.
Originally from Noblesville, Dan lives in Westfield now and said he values the importance of quality food at fair prices.
“DeLullo’s is able to stay moderately-priced compared to all other local independent restaurants,” said DeLullo.
DeLullo’s intends to offer outdoor seating starting this month and are currently pushing to get their liquor license by next year.
DeLullo’s is open for dinner Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m.
They are located at 4160 West State Road 32 in Westfield.