The Pietro Story
The story behind Angelo Pietro reads a bit like the Japanese version of our own American dream. A man with a big passion for Italian cuisine, Pietro Founder Kunihiko Murata followed his heart and opened a small Italian pasta restaurant in 1980 in his hometown of Fukuoka, in south-western Japan. He quickly learned that Japanese food lovers shared his passion for the flavors of Italy. One restaurant became two, then four, and within a few years, Murata was running a successful chain of over 60 Angelo Pietro restaurants throughout Japan.