Aurelio’s Pizza will soon open a New Naples Aurelio’s Location

Aurelio's Pizza will soon open a New Naples Aurelio's Location

Aurelio’s Pizza, a household name in the Naples area, will soon open its new Naples location in the Coastland Center.

For the past 15 years, Aurelio’s has been a favorite of thin-crust, Chicago-style pizza lovers in Naples. The remodeling of the 5,000 sq. ft., former Ted’s Montana Grill into a new, state-of-the-art Aurelio’s Pizzeria has already started. The new Aurelio’s location, which will be located across from the Cheescake Factory, will include outdoor dining, a full bar and seating for up to 180. The dine-in and carryout also will include home and office delivery, serving both lunch and dinner.

Aurelio’s Pizza Naples location will offer the same extensive menu for which it is known,  including appetizers, pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches – and, of course, Naples’ favorites such as the Aurelio’s Antipasto Salad, Super Six Pizza, Mamma Aurelio’s Calabrese and Stuffed Pizza.  And, as with every Aurelio’s location, customers will enjoy a quality delicious meal, courteous service and a comfortable, contemporary environment.

New Naples franchise operators, Ross and Andrew Barnard, have operated a successful Aurelio’s franchise location in LaGrange, IL for many years. This father and son team is truly excited to bring their passion for Aurelio’s and impeccable track record for product quality and customer service to the Naples community.

“Part of the Aurelio’s tradition is community support and that goes back to the beginning with Joe Aurelio in 1959. Community involvement is part of Aurelio’s pizza DNA. We have been entrenched in LaGrange and are excited to dive into Naples to become part of the community,” said Ross Barnard, franchise operator, Aurelio’s Pizza Naples location. “My wife and I have always loved this area, visiting a lot throughout the year. And, now we are shopping for a home here as we plan to be in Naples full-time to run our new location. We are excited to begin working hard to be worthy of the Naples community’s passion for pizza and cannot wait to begin working with the local businesses, charities, schools and teams.”

“Naples has been a top market for us chain-wide, thanks to local Naples residents as well as transplanted Chicagoans. One of the hallmarks of our half-century-old brand is that we have a well-loved product we aim to deliver through a first-class dining experience. Ross and his son Andrew are veteran Aurelio’s Pizza franchisees, they are experts at product quality and customer service,” Kirk Mauriello, director of franchising, Aurelio’s Pizza. “Ross and Andrew live the Aurelio’s brand which is about honoring and celebrating families, maintaining company and product authenticity, being part of the community and realizing corporate responsibility.

The new Aurelio’s Pizza in Naples is scheduled to open in November 2012 and will be located at 2048 Tamiami Trail North in Naples. The phone number will be 239-403-8882 (which is the same as the previous Naples Aurelio’s which is now closed).

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Kirk Mauriello
Aurelio’s Pizza