Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. - Close
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. - Close
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 64 years, 14 locations and more than 20 million pizzas later, Sammy's is now in its fourth generation of pizza makers, who all use Sam’s original recipes.
In 2015, PMQ Pizza Magazine, the pizza industry’s #1 magazine publication and website, inducted Sammy’s Pizza into its Pizza Hall of Fame — which pays tribute to popular pizzerias in business for 50 years or longer and that are recognized as pillars in their community. In 2018, Sammy's was voted as 'Best Pizza in Minnesota' in Minnesota Monthly Magazine's first annual 'Pizza Bracket Challenge'.
Sammy's Pizza & Restaurant in Cloquet, MN opened in 2000 and is owned and operated by Mike Acheson – grandson of Sam Perrella.
Our menu features award-winning pizzas, pastas, hot appetizers, subs, calzones, broasted chicken, soups and salads.
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.