Tommy’s Pizza Closes

Sixty-six years is a pretty good run, but sadly, Tommy’s Pizza on Chalkstone Avenue has called it a day. Gail Ciampa has a profile and history of this long-running family institution in today’s ProJo:

It was in 1955 that his grandfather, the late Thomas Sacco, opened the restaurant in the basement of the 936 Chalkstone Ave. home he shared with wife Eva.

He would work at a Pawtucket jewelry factory by day. But by night, he’d make pizza, grinders and spinach pies. “He wanted to open a place for the neighborhood,” said Sacco. “It became his second job.”

Okay, I know it was a labor of love, but that is a long day! Judging from the social media response, there is a deep well of affection for current owner Tommy Sacco. Good news, his Cranston pizza restaurant, Tommy’s Cranston, is doing just fine. Good luck Mr. Sacco.


Chalkstone Avenue.

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