Some call it a signature crimped crust. We call it a canvas for our masterpieces.


It’s with heavy hearts that we are announcing the closing of Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant in Waite Park — effective immediately.

The restaurants' owners
Tony Jerulle, Mike Jerulle and Rich Chalupsky — along with general manager, Darrel Glines and his team, would like to sincerely thank all of the customers who have dined with us over the past several years. We thoroughly enjoyed serving you and also being a part of such a great community in Waite Park/St. Cloud.

We wish you all the best and very much hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future at one of Sammy's other locations, listed here.

Please note: If you do have a gift card for the Waite Park location, it will be accepted at any of our other locations.

From the Sammy's family to yours — take care.



As World War II soldiers returned home from Italy telling tales of their favorite food, the popularity of pizza in the U.S. grew. Sam Perrella, a former miner who owned a small café in Keewatin, picked up on this growing trend. Having connections in Chicago, Sam visited with some pizza makers and returned home with an idea that sparked and gave birth to what is now Sammy’s Pizza.

In October 1954, armed with enthusiasm and their own secret recipes, Sam and wife, Louise, opened the doors of the first Sammy's Pizza restaurant in Hibbing, MN. Today, some 63 years, 15 locations and more than 20 million pizzas later, Sammy's is now in it's fourth generation of pizza makers, who all use Sam’s original recipes.

In 2015, PMQ Pizza Magazine, the pizza industry’s No. 1 publication, inducted Sammy’s into its Pizza Hall of Fame — which pays tribute to popular pizzerias in business for 50 years or longer.

Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant in Waite Park/St. Cloud is owned by Tony Jerulle, Mike Jerulle and Rich Chalupsky, who have a combined 90 years of experience working in Sammy’s restaurants. The three also own Sammy's locations in Hibbing, Grand Rapids and West Duluth. Darrel Glines, the restaurant's manager, has more than 20 years of experience with Sammy's.

Our menu features award-winning pizzas, pastas, hot appetizers, subs, stromboli, burgers, soups, salads and more.

Take a look around our site, and you'll soon find that we make so much more than great pizza – we make works of art inspiring traditions with family and friends, as well as in the community.