Campus Dining and Student Government announced today that Pizza Pi will open May 2019 on the south side of South Dining Hall in the former Reckers location.
"We’re confident that Pizza Pi will be a tremendous addition to campus, and are grateful for the chance to collaborate with Campus Dining on this project," said Gates McGavick, student body president. "In addition to providing incredible Italian fare, this restaurant marks an important milestone: by responsibly offering alcohol at a central campus location, University administrators have shown an impressive willingness to listen to—and act on—student suggestions. We look forward to Pizza Pi’s arrival and will be first in line!"
Pizza Pi is a new concept from Freshens. Offerings include craft pizzas, salads, baked pastas, breadsticks, smoothies, and desserts. Beer and wine will be served on the weekends. Pizza Pi will be open 11:00am to 2:00am Sunday through Thursday and 11:00am to 3:00am on Friday and Saturday.
Over the next five months, the restaurant's space will undergo an extensive renovation to create a sleek, modern environment centered around a new Italian-designed pizza oven. The bright cafe will offer counter and booth seating inside and a redesigned outdoor patio.
“Reckers has served campus well for a long time, but was due for a refresh to meet the needs and interests of our current students,” said Karen Kennedy, director of student centers, events and activities. “Pizza Pi is a cutting edge concept, and we're excited for what it can bring to this neighborhood of campus.”
Chris Abayasinghe, senior director of Campus Dining added, “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Freshens and be the home of the first Pizza Pi. With their delicious offerings and exciting new space, Pizza Pi is sure to become the ultimate late night destination. We’re grateful for the invaluable feedback offered by our students and campus partners during the selection process.”
Pizza Pi will open in May, just in time for graduating seniors to enjoy it before commencement. Continue to visit dining.nd.edu throughout the spring semester for construction updates and news.