Reginelli's Pizzeria (www.reginellis.com) now has nine locations, a new partnership with one of New Orleans' leading restaurant families and plans for further expansion in Baton Rouge and Houston. The enterprise started in 1996 with an Uptown pizza shop at the corner of Magazine and State streets.
The growing chain still has an outpost at that corner, but now it's right across the street (5961 Magazine St., 504-899-1414). The company still calls this location its flagship. It's more than twice the size of the original and has the contemporary decor of the newer Reginelli's restaurants.
Earlier this year, Reginelli's and Ti Martin of Commander's Palace announced a new partnership to develop more pizzerias outside New Orleans. They expect to open their first location in Houston soon. As part of the partnership, Commander's Palace wine director Dan Davis revamped Reginelli's wine list, which now has a greater focus on Italian wines.