Giove’s Pizza Kitchen celebrates the remodeling of the establishment, including its kitchen, at 494 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton. Above, from left, are Giove’s employees Joe Bocchino, part owner Joe DeVellis, part owner Idilio DeVellis, Trent Chavez and Donna Hasbrook.
“We wanted to change the look to keep up with the times and to make things newer and nicer,” said Joe DeVellis, who lives in Shelton. “Customers see you investing in your business. We plan to stay here a long time.”
This marks the 10th anniversary of the Shelton Giove’s, which offers pizza, sandwiches, salads, catering and delivery. The Valley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Giove’s on Monday to mark the shop’s upgrade and anniversary, and Greater Valley Restaurant Week from Oct. 6-10.
Giove’s partners — including Sam DeVellis — also own pizza kitchens and restaurants in Fairfield, Monroe and Trumbull. Joe DeVellis’ sister manages the Shelton location.
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Joe DeVellis said Giove’s now offers hot oil pizza, stuffed pizza and baked ziti pizza, and soon plans to introduce specialty pizzas with seasonal ingredients such as apples.
Giove’s signed a lease for the 1,400-square-foot space in the Shelton location before the shopping center was completely built. “We like this area,” Joe DeVellis said. “The demographics are good and the corporate community is big. We knew there was a niche we could fit, especially with delivery.”
Giove’s Pizza Kitchen supplies all the pizzas for parties at the Sports Center of Connecticut on River Road in Shelton.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Giove’s Pizza Kitchen in Shelton is offering a free 10-inch pizza for any order of $10 or more through Oct. 15.