Vocelli adds sit-down dining area

Vocelli Pizza General Manager Kenny Brewer is gearing up for the longtime business’ grand re-opening on Wednesday at its Sunset Boulevard location. Vocelli’s has undergone major remodeling inside and now will offer sit-down dining, as well as pickup and delivery. — Jody Wisbith

Vocelli Pizza General Manager Kenny Brewer is gearing up for the longtime business’ grand re-opening on Wednesday at its Sunset Boulevard location. Vocelli’s has undergone major remodeling inside and now will offer sit-down dining, as well as pickup and delivery. — Jody Wisbith

STEUBENVILLE — This Wednesday will be a day of celebration at Vocelli Pizza.

That’s when the longtime area business will hold its grand re-opening and offer sit-down dining. It’s also when some lucky area residents will receive free pizza.

Owner John McNab said the pizza business, which has been located at 2600 Sunset Blvd. since 1998, “was in need of some remodeling. We stripped the building, put in new walls, flooring and even re-paved the parking lot. We had more room than we needed in this building for just pizza pickup and delivery.”

The result of the recent remodeling is seating inside for 48 customers. “We’ll still offer the pickup and delivery service, but we now will offer eating in,” McNab said. The new layout includes long, high-top tables with high back chairs, allowing family and friends easily to share a pizza or appetizers.

As part of its grand reopening, McNab said he’s hoping to draw in hungry patrons with specials celebrating the new look. First and foremost, McNab said, is Vocelli Pizza will offer a free pepperoni pizza “to the first 100 customers to walk through the door “ starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Other specials marking the grand re-opening include medium $5.99 pepperoni pizzas beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday through May 21, and large one-topping pizzas will be available Monday through June 11 at $8.99 each.

The Vocelli Pizza menu will remain the same for the most part, with a variety of appetizers, salads, house-baked subs, strombolis and pizzas.

“But we’ve brought back pasta to our menu,” he said. “We have a larger menu than most pizza shops.”

Originally Pizza Outlet opened at the location in 1998, and in 2003 the name changed to Vocelli Pizza, according to McNab, who purchased the business in 2005 and bought the building a year later.

“That name change was made to better reflect the quality of our pizza,” McNab noted.

Hours will remain the same. The business is open from 10 a.m. to midnight weekdays and 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.

McNab noted delivery will continue seven days a week, with the delivery area being Wintersville, Steubenville and Mingo Junction. There are daily lunch specials until 4 p.m.

(Wisbith can be contacted at jwisbith@heraldstaronline.com.)

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