Our Story

 

Founded in 1983, we are the first Italian restaurant in the area. Our menu and restaurant have expanded over the years to include non-Italian dishes, a lounge, delivery, as well as catering services.

We focus on food, drinks & live entertainment. We feel truly blessed with our goal to do the best and to give back to the community that welcomed and embraced our family and our restaurant 35 years ago.

 

Read our full history here

Dear Friend,

Here is my story:

My late father, Giuseppe Ferranti, grew up in a restaurant, pastry and coffee shop business that was run by my grandparents in Sicily. He worked for famous restaurants in the Alps of Italy catering to celebrities and elite customers. He eventually made a career in government and became President of the Republican Party in Italy. On a part-time basis, my father helped his wife my mother, Maria, and I to run their own grocery store. Trying to get away from socialism, and the political instability in Italy at the time, and seeking the American Dream, we applied for a visa and immigrated to America in 1983.

We resided and worked in the kitchen of a New Jersey restaurant as my parents were cooks. I washed dishes as a young teenager there as well. Learning to speak English, knowing the laws, and adapting to our new country was our greatest challenge.  In pursuit of the American Dream, and hoping to find business opportunities where some people spoke Italian, drove us to visit Baltimore, Maryland’s Little Italy. However, we got lost en route and ended up in Delta, Pennsylvania.

In Delta, an old building that was built in 1885, and known by the locals at the former Williams General Store, caught our attention as it was for rent. Used to cities, and noticing no Italian restaurants around, my family pioneered by renovating the building and opening Delta Pizza in 1984. I worked the phones and was the dishwasher. I also managed the business mechanics under my father’s leadership because I was the first to learn English. The business was a success from the beginning because we were the first to bring authentic Italian cuisine to the area.

We love America so much that we became American citizens in 1987. We truly lived the American Dream. Giuseppe Ferranti passed in 1999 after being so loving and giving to Delta Community. My mother retired, and now I solely run the business we started as a family in 1984.

Delta Pizza is now a proud recipient of many food awards, such as “Best Food” in 5 counties in Beverage and Food Magazine. DP received recognition in newspapers such as The Baltimore Sun and York Daily Record. Ironically, the York Daily Record calling it “Delta’s Little Italy!” How ironic!

The restaurant now offers DP Lounge and live entertainment. Famous musicians from as far off as Nashville find their way into Delta. The restaurant also offers billiards where World Champions have been guests. Guests such as Gold Medalist/actor Jeannette Lee (aka The Black Widow), World Champion “Quick Nick” of Canada, and Florian Kohler of France have visited. We have catered for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as well.

Delta Pizza has had excellent reviews and has garnered the attention of many television outlets such as Fox and ABC. Delta Pizza was praised on social media by Jamie Costello of WMAR-TV for its consistent community involvement. Finally, a Citation of Excellence has been presented to Delta Pizza by the Senate and Congress.

Thank You,

Salvatore Ferranti

“Delta’s Little Italy, it’s all in the family for Ferranti’s Restorante” – York Daily Record

“Voted BEST food in 5 counties” – Food and Beverage Magazine

“Top 10 Place in America” – Reader’s Digest Finalist

“Nicest Place in PA” – as voted in York Sunday News

Pizza

Our gourmet pizzas come with quality ingredients. With two crust options, choose one of our specialty pizzas, build your own, or order a Party Pizza.

Pasta

We take great pride in our Italian Specialties. We have raviolis, lasagnas, chicken parmesan and so much more.

Burgers & Subs

Hot subs, cold subs, Philadelphia area classics, great burgers, sandwiches, wraps &  more!

Appetizers & Salads

A great variety of outstanding appetizers & salads influenced by our Italian heritage as well as local & American classics.

Kids Menu

Whether kids come with family, friends, or their sports teams, we have all their favorites to keep them happy!

Lounge & Gastropub

We offer a wide variety of beers & specialty cocktails, and bartenders will make your favorite drink upon request.

Community

Delta Pizza is a grateful and proud member of the community. The region has been welcoming and supportive of our family and our business since opening 35 years ago.

We are always looking for ways to help and support our neighbors and local community groups. If you have an event or a cause, contact us and we can find a way to work together to help.

What People are Saying

“We will be customers for a very long time”

“Just moved to the area and tonight I was too tired to cook, so we discovered Delta Pizza. Our food was amazing and delivery driver super friendly. We will be customers for a very long time. Thank you for the amazing food and friendly service.”

Eva M. (March, 2019)

“Sal, the owner, cares more about the community around him than anyone I know.”

“Great atmosphere, excellent food. We drive 40 minutes one way just to come and it is worth it every time! Sal, the owner, cares more about the community around him than anyone I know. “

Mike B. (June, 2018)

“Thank you so much for everything”

“My family wanted to say a great big huge thank you to Sal at Delta Pizza. He was more then just generous at allowing us to have our Caleb Strong silent auction at his restaurant. He was also very generous with all the donations he made, he really truly touched me with his kind heart and loving nature!!! A man I had never met before today, went above and beyond”

Wendy F. (Sept., 2016)

“Keep up the good work & Thank you.”

“In this day of mediocre customer service, just wanted to take a moment & commend Morgan on hers. Several weeks ago she took a very complicated, kind of unusual, future order for me, for the holidays. She was quick, efficient, friendly, understanding and in the end, everything was correct…which was most appreciated. Keep up the good work & thank you.”

Stacy W. (Dec., 2017)

Contact Us

Carryout & Delivery

Call (717) 456-7634

Summer Hours of Operation

APRIL - SEPTEMBER

MONDAY
Closed

TUESDAY - SATURDAY
11am - 10pm

SUNDAY
11am - 9pm

*BACK DOOR LOUNGE OPEN AFTER HOURS

Winter Hours of Operation

OCTOBER - MARCH

MONDAY
Closed

TUESDAY - THURSDAY
11am - 9pm

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
11am - 10pm

SUNDAY
11am - 9pm

533 Main Street

Delta, PA 17314 

 

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