Longtime Niagara Falls pizzeria makes name for itself in Buffalo


A longtime favorite in Niagara Falls is making a name for itself in the Queen City.

Sammy’s Pizzeria has been a family business for almost 60 years. The family recently expanded the restaurant and opened Sammy’s II on Colvin Avenue in Buffalo.

The new restaurant, however, came with some challenges. In August, Sam Musolino, owner of Sammy’s II, was shot outside a Niagara Falls bar with his friend, Seth O’Harrow. Musolino was shot once in the chest and O’Harrow was shot in the head. Both men survived.

“I was shot through my chest, just missed my heart, and the bullet is actually still lodged in my rib. We’re lucky to be here, thank God we are here,” said Musolino.

Musolino spent two weeks in the hospital, while O’Harrow was recovering for three months.

Now, six months later, Musolino is getting back on track and bringing a Niagara Falls tradition to the City of Good Neighbors.

“We’re finally at a good place now to where we feel like we can move forward, be part of the community, and we’re happy. You can’t get a pizza like ours and we’re happy to bring it to Buffalo,” said Musolino.

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