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Pontillo’s Pizzeria, a fixture in Batavia for over a half-century, will have its grand re-opening tomorrow morning, after what owner Sam Pontillo termed, “a hiccup” in the history of the business.
A series of legal and financial troubles plagued the popular eatery last year forcing its closure. But tomorrow at 11am, the neon sign turns back on and the ovens will be fired up once again.

Owner Sam Pontillo spoke with WBTA News today. He said the restaurant will provide employment opportunities for young people in the city, and he talked about a new computer system to help,"keep us organized."

Pontillo said the menu remains virtually unchanged and most of the management staff is intact. Pontillo’s originally opened in Batavia in 1947.

PHOTO: Owner Sam Pontillo gets ready for the Grand Re-oipening of Pontillo's Pizzeria on Tuesday.

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