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The 10 biggest full-service Italian/Pizza restaurants in the U.S.

Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News and Datassential partner to present The Top 500, the definitive sales ranking of restaurants in America.

One element of this data is restaurant segment, meaning each can be broken down by systemwide domestic sales, units, and estimated sales per unit. NRN has been analyzing the Top 10 restaurant chains in each segment by sales, and today we’re talking about full-service Italian/Pizza chains.

These 10 chains, out of 25 on the full Top 500, all saw systemwide sales growth, some as high as 51.5%. Only two, however, saw unit growth last year. Two others broke even, while six had net unit loss — but all 10 grew estimated sales per unit, leading to systemwide sales growth across the segment.

Of these 10 chains, only one is new to the list since last year: Giordano’s, which saw systemwide sales growth of 7.4% in 2022 despite closing a net four units.

Click through the gallery to see the 10 biggest full-service Italian/Pizza restaurants in America.

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