Famous Pizza 35 Year Celebration & Block Party, Thanks Customers: ‘It is not about us, this is just for the community,” said owner Perry Anastasakis

Report by Paula Antolini
September 5, 2017 9:28PM EDT


Famous Pizza 35 Year Celebration & Block Party, Thanks Customers: ‘It is not about us, this is just for the community,” said owner Perry Anastasakis

The Anastasakis family was out in force serving up their “Famous Pizza” for free, in P.T. Barnum Square, in Bethel, CT, in celebration of their 35 years in business, at the Block Party on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.

Perry Anastasakis, one of the owners of Famous Pizza (with his brother-in-law Anthony Caffrey) said, “It is not about us, this is just for the community.”  They are thanking the community for 35 years of support.

The weather was perfect with temps in the high 70’s and sunny, There were two giant water slides and bounce house, along with a dunk tank, a corn hole game and face painting, to the children’s delight, and live music filled the air.

There were hundreds of people who attended the event that ran from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Famous Pizza restaurant, located at 1 P.T. Barnum Square, Bethel, CT, can hold 150 people, caters parties, and is open from Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., closed Sundays. They deliver to all of Bethel and parts of Danbury, Redding and Newtown ($10.00 minimum order for delivery).  Contact: (203) 797-1550

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Photo: Bethel resident Vitoria Viera, age 15, enjoys some pizza from Famous Pizza.




Photo: Bethel resident Leo Viera, age 10, enjoys some pizza from Famous Pizza.













What Makes us Famous?

Our story begins in 1982 when our parents, George & Pauline Anastasakis, passed through town and noticed a small pizzeria for sale at 5 P.T. Barnum Square.

The idea was simple:

Make the very best pizza possible using our homemade dough, sauce, and cheese. Prepare them with the freshest meat and vegetable toppings.

 No Ads, No Gimmicks, No Cutting Corners!!!

Word of mouth spread about our “famous” pizzas and as we grew older, our chores in the family business grew also. We were taught the principles of hard work, pride, and consistency. We helped our parents all through our schooling and after graduating college began our careers elsewhere. My sister and I soon realized that something was missing and decided to come back home to keep up with the demand of our loyal following. In 2004, we expanded into our current location to better serve our customers. We hope that you will enjoy our casual-style dining room and state-of-the-art kitchen, featuring an expanded menu.

From one generation to the next, our family has maintained an unwavering commitment to quality, in the belief that our customers will know enough to feed their family the very best! And so, the story goes on…


Taste it, you’ll understand.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

“Bethel’s Neighborhood Pizzeria”

The Anastasakis Family


The folks at Famous Pizza











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