Counter Culture: Dominick’s expands to pizza territory
The Sacramento Bee
By Allen Pierleoni
Published: August 14, 2009
Got a call from Dominick Bellizzi the other day with some good news, mostly for those who live in the Folsom area.
You’ll recall that Bellizzi and his wife, Raquel, landed in Sacramento by way of New Jersey and opened the excellent Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli in 2004 (8621 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay; 916-786-3355 or www.dominicksmarketdeli.com). They followed that by expanding into the space next door with Dominick’s Italian Trattoria, which serves heartier food from a bursting menu (pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, steak). Now Bellizzi plans to open Dominick’s New York Pizza & Deli in the space vacated in July by Mama Ann’s Italian Market & Deli (187 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom).
“The deli in Granite Bay is full-blown gourmet, with a grocery that stocks imported items,” Bellizzi said. “(The new place) will be more of a pizzeria and sandwich shop. We’ll be doing subs, panini, calzone, stromboli, pepperoni rolls, buffalo wings and pizza by the whole pie and by the slice. We’ll even make deliveries to Folsom residents.”
Let’s add desserts and daily hot specials to that menu, along with four TVs “tuned to sports programming.”
The pizzeria-deli is expected to open in late September or early October.