DiCarlo’s Pizza Offers Iconic Taste for More Than 70 Years

Photo by Scott McCloskey Operations Manager Josh Beatty displays a box of the famous “DiCarlos Pizza” in the lobby of the downtown Wheeling shop.

WHEELING — Toni Dicarlo, owner of the downtown Wheeling DiCarlo’s Pizza shop said the business continues to provide their customers with the same iconic taste passed down through the generations for more than 70 years.

Dicarlo said the business originated with her uncle Primo DiCarlo, who opened the very first square sliced pizza shop in Steubenville in 1945 known as “DiCarlo’s Original Pizza.” She said her father, Galdo DiCarlo, eventually went into business with his brother Primo in the summer of 1949 and it was not long after the two decided to go their separate ways. Her father kept the Wheeling shop, which eventually expanded to other locations. She said it has been that same iconic taste that has been passed down through the generations that has lead to the success of the business.

“It’s our unique way of making pizza. We have always been the best value with the best ingredients,” DiCarlo said. “We still make everything daily or the freshest way possible. We still grate our cheese, mix our dough in every single store,” she added. DiCarlos said being located in the “hub” of downtown Wheeling has allowed their business to do very well over the year.

In addition to their popular square sliced pizza, which can be ordered plain or with more than a dozen different toppings to choose from including: pepperoni, sausage, bacon, salami, ham, steak, mushrooms, red onions, black olives, mild or green peppers and slice tomatoes, DiCarlo’s offers an assortment of other menu items at the Main Street shop.

They also offer a variety of 8-inch baked sandwiches, calzones and salads. Their daily special includes your choice of a premium salad or sub with a 20 ounce drink. Additional menu items include: pepperoni rolls, bread sticks and cheesy bread.

DiCarlo’s Pizza, located at 1311 Main Street in downtown Wheeling. Their hours of operation are: 11 a.m. to10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Delivery is available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. To place an order, call 304-233-0730 or go online to www.dicarlospizza. com.

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