About Friendly Pizza & Restaurant
Dean and Anna Papadopoulos, the owners of Friendly Pizza & Restaurant were brought up in a family of restaurateurs. In 1963, their Parents, Aunt & Uncle and bought their first restaurant called the 'Pizza House' in New Haven,. The Pizza House, located on Howe St. continues to be a part of New Haven's tradition serving local residents, college students and visitors.
In 1978, their parents moved to Madison, CT where they opened up 'Village Pizza & Restaurant'. The success of the restaurant was surprising considering the town had such a small population. As Dean and Anna grew older, they began working and learning the family business. They were taught that hard work and determination were essential to achieving success. Today, Village Pizza remains one Madison's most well known establishments.
In 1992, the Pilot House Restaurant, located in Westbrook, CT was opened. The combination restaurant and lounge sat on route 1 across from Pilots Point Marina. It was there that Dean and Anna both learned the dynamics of restaurant management. With a staff of over 20, and seating for over 300 people, running a large restaurant proved to be very challenging and quite rewarding.
In 2003, Dean and Anna bought Friendly Pizza in Uncasville, CT. Already established for over twenty years, it was their goal continue the success of the restaurant by adding a variety of delicious meals. The owners pride themselves on using only the best ingredients as well as offering a warm and inviting place to dine.