Sal’s Pizza opens in North Salem

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Sal Reyes (right), alongside his brother David (left) and sister Elda are the owners of Sal's Pizza in North Salem

After seven years serving up slices in Somers, Sal’s Pizza is expanding. On Monday, the Reyes family, owners of Sal’s Pizza, opened a location at the site of the former Peach Lake BBQ and Market in North Salem.

“A lot of my customers have been asking me when another location is coming,” Sal Reyes, owner of Sal’s Pizza said. “We thought this was a good area, and a good opportunity for business; there are not a lot of businesses here.”

The Reyes family - Sal, his brother David and their partners and children - all work together to run the business. “My sister Elda is the chef,” Sal said. “My brother and I do the pizzas.” Reyes’ daughter and nieces also help out at the restaurant. “We’re a big family; it’s a family business,” Reyes said.

The interior of the new Sal's Pizza in North Salem. Image courtesy of Sal Reyes

Reyes, who immigrated to the United States from El Salvador in 2002, said he and his brother learned the pizza making business while working at the former Portofino’s restaurant in Golden’s Bridge. There, they perfected the ‘grandma’ pie, a thin, rectangular slice of pizza reminiscent of pizza made by home cooks using simple ingredients.

“A lot of people love the grandma pie,” Sal said with pride. “They say it’s the best pie they ever tried.”

While there are lots of pizzerias scattered around northern Westchester, Reyes said that what sets Sal’s apart is how the food is made – with love. “We put our love in the pizza. We use fresh, quality ingredients. And we work hard. Other people just hire the people to work. We do our own.”

Reyes said he and his family look forward to getting to know new customers in North Salem. And for those who can’t make it in person but still want to enjoy the food? There’s delivery. Delivery charges are $2 per order for orders within a 5-mile radius.

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