Dine In - Carry Out

The Godfather

Our Patriarch

Morris Kolarik, better known as Mr. K.

The Kolarik family would like to welcome you to our favorite pizzeria, Paesano's.

"We'll treat you like family."


One thing we've learned in all the years of running our pizzaria is that no two pizzas are the same. We meticulously customize the construction of your perfect pizza to enhance the dining experience for anyone who walks through our doors.

You're the reason we put forth our best each and every day. But we don't stop there. 

Our mission is to serve Traverse City the best pizza we can, and we spare no expense.

Our vision is to attract exceptional people that are on a mission to provide Traverse City the best pizza we can.

While you are with us we will treat you like family.

We think it's a winning formula, and we hope you agree.

Mission & VisionPaesano's Pizza in Traverse City

The truth is, our pizzas are so delicious that you'd be more than happy to eat them in a barn, but you don't have to. Our dining room is warm and cozy with pictures of local and far-traveled patrons covering the walls.

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All our employees - pizzaiolis, counter help, are driven by an all-consuming passion to create delicious food and extend impeccable service. If you have what it takes, let's discuss employment opportunities!

... We found the perfect location at the old Murray's Boats and Motors building we used to watch the Cherry festival parades from as kids. On July 11, 1981 our pizzeria opened for business at 447 E. Front St., serving the best pizza in Traverse City, during the National Cherry Festival.

... history

Gourmet pizza for those with exquisite taste