The dream of owning his own pizza place still lingered in Santo. In 1983, he took a portion of the liquor store and made a small carry out counter for pizza and sandwiches. Paterno Pizza
was born. Every few years they expanded the pizza restaurant. By 1991 they had a full kitchen serving Santo and Josephine's homemade recipes consisting of pizza, pasta, beef, sausage, meatball, soups and much more
. They also have a full service bar. At that time they decided to sell the liquor store and concentrate solely on the pizza restaurant.