Our Story


With almost 30 years of pizza & pasta with personality, Puccini’s specializes in the highest quality innovative pizzas and pastas and more, prepared fresh every single day.

The Puccini’s menu has expanded over the years to include Italian chicken dinners, calzones, sandwiches, low-carb meals, more than 50 gluten-free dishes and vegan cheese and sausage. Dine in at one of our casual, yet stylish, locations or call for carryout or arrange your next catering event. Puccini’s proudly provides quality food at a reasonable price.

The first Puccini’s Pizza Pasta restaurant opened in 1991 in the Greenbriar area of Indianapolis. Since then, Puccini’s has expanded into neighboring cities and states and currently boasts 11 locations in Indiana and Kentucky. Bucceto’s, Puccini’s sister locations, Bucceto’s Pizza Pasta, can be found in Bloomington, Indiana (East 3rd and West 3rd) as well as downtown Columbus, Indiana in The Commons.

Artist/Musician Chris Pyle has had a long friendship and working relationship with Puccini’s owners Don Main and Brooks Powers. Pyle was commissioned by them both to create the Puccini’s artwork at the restaurant’s inception. As a commercial illustrator, Pyle has worked for clients like Target, Rolling Stone magazine, Sports Illustrated and many others. Currently his fine artwork as C.J. Pyle is in many collections and has been shown in museums and galleries across the United States, Europe and Australia.

Puccini’s has won numerous awards and commendations through the years from The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, NUVO as well as many others. In 2012, Puccini’s took home the “Best Classic Pizza in the America” award at the World Championship of Pizza in Parma, Italy. The award-winning entry was the Campfire pizza, a popular pie made with smoked sausage, sweet onion marmalade, gorgonzola and fresh rosemary. Puccini’s entered the competition as a member of the United States Pizza Team, organized by PMQ Pizza Magazine.
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