Original Pizza came to Colorado with one goal in their mind, to bring the best pizza and Italian food to this region. Which is to keep things simple, tasty and create a home-like cozy atmosphere for our Restaurant’s visitors.
Coming to us for a lunch or a dinner should feel just as comfortable, as having one at home. The simplicity, freshness and reasonable pricing for our dishes just underlines how home-like our Restaurant is…
Meet Our Family
Original Pizza and Italian Ristorante is truly a family business. Raffaele (Ralph), Carmela and Giuseppe (Carmela’s father – now retired) started this legend back in 1991. They were all born in Italy, Raffaele came from Napoli, Carmela and her father were born in Sicilia. They emigrated to New York where Carmela eventually met and fell in love with Ralph.
They moved to Colorado with one goal in their mind, to bring the “Best Pizza and Italian Food” to this region. And they’ve been doing just that. From that time, they have felt Colorado to be their home.
Their children: Alessandra, Daniela and Alberto also have a big role in the family’s business success. Daniela and her husband Dan (who started working here as a dishwasher at the age of fifteen) are currently running the restaurant, with the help of their siblings, so that Ralph and Carmela can enjoy more time traveling and spending more time with their grandchildren.
It has been a true blessing and we hope to continue our family legacy in Broomfield for generations to come!
“Buon Appetito and THANK YOU! We truly appreciate your business and hope you enjoy your experience dining in with our family!” ~ La Famiglia Aiello
Co-Founder, Owner, Dad
Raffaele came from Napoli. Being a cook for more than 30 years in multiple Restaurants, he helped found the Original Pizza with Carmela and Giuseppe (Carmela’s father now retired) back in 1991.
Co-Owner & Head Chef
Dan has been a regular staple at Original Pizza for years. Bringing his own personal touch to the delicious consistence of every item that leaves his kitchen. At the 25th anniversary of Original Pizza, there was a ceremonial passing of the apron from Raffaele to Dan.
Alessandra (Sandra) Erickson
I enjoy taking care of people! I Serve on Friday and Saturday evenings. Working at OP since 2012. Pizza is the Perfect Food! Pray for what you need, work for what you want!
Co-Owner & Daughter of Raffaele
Daniela, the daughter of Raffaele & Carmela, grew up in restaurants around her father. Learning the traditional Italian recipes, passed down from her father. Now, as an adult, she is the next generation of the Original Pizza family.