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.
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 Fresno. Clovis,
Madera, Sanger, Hanford, Visalia, San Jose are the
other California sites. The first out-of-state location
has been opened in Colorado.
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!