On April 12, 1956, Mamma and Papa Di Cicco and their four sons
opened the original Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant.
Papa would go in early every morning to bake fresh bread and prepare
from scratch the spaghetti sauce,
minestrone soup and everything else needed for the day. The four
young brothers, Nicola, Alberto, Frank and Roberto
(better known as the “Four Sons of Italy”) would open
the doors seven days a week.
As they tirelessly
worked together, singing Italian songs and tossing pizza’s
in the air, Di Cicco’s quickly became known
as the place for great Italian food, fun, and atmosphere. The
same 1956 Ford Panel Truck that took all of them back and forth
to work also served as their first pizza delivery vehicle.
47 years later,
Di Cicco’s is still delivering a full menu of delicious
Italian food to customers homes and offices 7 days a week,
and is still known as the place for great family dining. Through
the years the menu has expanded along with the number of restaurants.
As the family continued to grow larger, more locations were opened.
Today there are 19 locations in California, 12 of which are in
Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Hanford, Visalia, San Jose are the other
California sites. The first out-of-state location has been opened
Many different family members now own and operate the individual
locations. While each location may differ, reflecting the specialties
of that owner, all stores continue to strive to serve fresh and
delicious Italian food, just like Papa & Mamma taught them!