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Ardolino's Pizza to Expand

Owners would like to build a new restaurant behind the existing building.

The owners of have taken the first step in their plans to build a new restaurant.

The Planning Commission gave the Ardolinos tentative approval on Thursday night.

After opening up the pizzeria 28 years ago, Rodney Ardolino said he's ready to expand. He hopes to build a second building with more indoor and outdoor seating, and lease the existing building to another business that would compliment the pizzeria, such as an ice cream or coffee shop.

"We want it to be a family place; a place for kids to come," said Tammy Ardolino, co-owner and wife of Rodney.

Rodney and Tammy have two sons in high school, Joseph and Nolan, who participate in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. They asked the planning commissioners to allow acoustic performances on the outdoor patio in the summer. The planning commissioners agreed to the request, recommending the patio close down before 11 p.m.

Also part of the plan, an upgrade to Maple Lane located behind the restaurant and an added parking lot.

In addition, the Ardolinos are exploring the possibility of getting a liquor license.

What are your thoughts on the expansion of Ardolino's Pizza? Tell us in the comments.

tammy ardolino January 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
the things we do to keep those boys practicing! lol : )
tammy ardolino January 28, 2012 at 04:22 PM
thank you for your kind words and support ! : )
tammy ardolino January 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
thank you for such kind (much needed) wishes! : )
tammy ardolino January 28, 2012 at 04:34 PM
~ thank you for your comment!
tammy ardolino January 28, 2012 at 04:39 PM
so kind of you to say....thank you for your support!

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