BB's on North
Just like his father and uncle before him, Chef Pietro Balistreri has been making pizza in the style of his father Domenico, who was raised in Palermo, Sicily, and perfecting it ever since.
BB’s on North is owned and operated by Pietro and Mario Balistreri, two brothers who were raised in the pizza industry. Their father Domenico Balistreri operated Balistreri Brothers on 13th and Oklahoma for 38 years. When their father retired, the brothers assumed the weight of the family business, opening Balistreri Brothers Pizza at 3815 S. 108th St.
Pietro, who grew up working in the family business, says that he found his passion in food thanks to the abundance of cooking shows he enjoyed on television. Knowing he wanted to move beyond pizza, he enrolled as a student in the culinary program at MATC after which he mentored with chefs including Brian Frakes at the Hilton and Thomas Schultz at the newly minted Iron Horse Hotel.