Dobbs Ferry Couple Opens Hometown Pizzeria

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The former Johnny's Pizza is now Dobbs Ferry Pizza at 218 Ashford Ave. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Pizza/John Tacij
Dobbs Ferry Pizza co-owner Alyssa Tacij stands behind her counter. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Pizza/John Tacij
Brian Lloyd, a Dobbs Ferry volunteer firefighter, will be on staff at Dobbs Ferry Pizza. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Pizza/John Tacij
Dobbs Ferry Pizza co-owner John Tacij. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Pizza/John Tacij
The new Dobbs Ferry Pizza logo. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Pizza/John Tacij
A selection of Dobbs Ferry Pizza fare. Photo Credit: Dobbs Ferry Pizza/John Tacij

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - After building their lives together in Dobbs Ferry, John and Alyssa Tacij are now building a new business in the village — Dobbs Ferry Pizza.

"I'm from South Yonkers, where I grew up playing stickball in the streets and working in local delis," John Tacij said. "When we found (the former Johnny's Pizza), I knew it was the perfect spot. We renamed it Dobbs Ferry Pizza in honor of the village we love. Now, the adventure begins."

The new Dobbs Ferry Pizza opened last week, even before a new sign could be raised at 218 Ashford Ave., just south of downtown Ardsley. Tacij, who works for Lyons Pride Realty as a building superintendent, has been a Dobbs Ferry volunteer firefighter since 2006. But he has been making pizza for 25 years, 12 of those in local pizzerias.

"It has always been my wish to open my own place, but I was very specific on only wanting to buy or open a business here in town," he said. "After looking at several places in town, it came down to two. But ultimately, I fell in love with my current shop, and I decided to make an offer to the previous owners."

Dobbs Ferry Pizza will feature daily student specials, and all emergency personnel as well as Dobbs Ferry teachers will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases, Tacij said.

Dobbs Ferry Pizza is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except Fridays, when it is open until 10 p.m. Credit cards and checks are accepted. For menus and other information, visit the Dobbs Ferry Pizza Facebook page.

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sussexhall@gmail.com:

Tom and Connie put a lot of good years in at Johnny's Pizza and Dobbs Ferry Pizza will continue with that same tradition as well as bringing some new flavors to the menu as well. I know people work hard for their money and times are getting rougher out there so my goal is to make you a meal that is fair in price , great in taste and leaves you feeling it was a meal that was worth every penny. I thank the old owners for their service to Dobbs Ferry and now I will continue the same.

Thank you
John

daywalkz23:

hopefully the new owners will be as pleasant and friendly and serve up great food like their predecessors...

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