The City of Taylor and Wayne County each took the time to recognize Pia’s Ristorante Italiano, which is celebrated its 60th year in business in 2015. They presented Josephine Pecci Proclamation for long time service, and turning Pia’s into a destination point for good food and enjoyable company.
In 2016, Mayor Rick Sollars and his family, along with Molly Tamsen, constituent relations officer for Wayne County Commissioner Ray Basham, visited Pia’s and helped one of the restaurant’s founders, Josephine Pecci, celebrate the milestone.
Mayor Sollars talked about how Mrs. Pecci was born and raised in Supino, a province of Frosinone, Italy, before she came to America in 1954 with her father and four siblings to begin a new life. The following year, Pia’s started as a pizzeria pickup-only location – and was the first pizzeria in Taylor Township.
Josephine and her late husband, Luigi, built the location into what it is today. Mrs. Pecci startedd the business using her original recipes to lure a never-ending line of satisfied customers. Daughter Dina now runs Pia’s Pizza– although Josephine still takes an active role. Mayor Sollars presented Josephine and her family with an official proclamation from the City of Taylor as a sign of gratitude.
Tamsen likewise noted the Pecci family’s hard work and dedication in turning Pia’s into a destination point for good food and enjoyable company. She noted that Luigi Pecci immigrated to America and assisted Josephine in excelling the buisness without even knowing the english language. She presented Josephine with a proclamation from Wayne County, recognizing the restaurant’s long time of accomplishments.