So, you ask... what's the deal with the "Smiling Teeth?"
We feel that when you eat at one of our restaurants, each of your teeth should individually be happier than they have ever been before. Your over-worked, over-taxed, under-appreciated teeth deserve their own little smile. And, indeed, you shall have it here.
That is our mission statement, our credo if you will. YES! THAT IS OUR CREDO!!
Puccini's opened its first Smiling Teeth restaurant in March of 1991. The Smiling Teeth menu specializes in innovative pizza, pasta dishes and salads of the highest quality, prepared fresh every single day. The Smiling Teeth menu has also expanded over the years to include Italian chicken dinners, calzones, sandwiches and gluten-free meals.
The atmosphere is casual, yet stylish. Families, dates and seniors feel equally comfortable. The restaurant is considered to be a value, providing quality at a reasonable price.
In its second full week of operation, Puccini's was reviewed by the Indianapolis Star newspaper and received the Stars' highest possible rating. In August of that first year, the Star listed Puccini's Smiling Teeth as one of the ten "Hottest Restaurants in Indianapolis".
Recognition grew with highly favorable ratings and reviews from print, radio and television. Indianapolis Monthly listed Puccini's Smiling Teeth as being in the top five in all of metro Indianapolis in the following categories: pizza, pasta, salad, service and carryout. They also rated Puccini's as having the very best house salad in Indianapolis. Bucceto's, the Smiling Teeth restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana, owned and managed by Paul Heilbrunn, was recently voted "Best Restaurant" by the Indiana Daily Student newspaper as well as the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau.
In the years since, Smiling Teeth restaurants have grown in number to fourteen locations throughout the midwest: Six stores in Indianapolis, one in Columbus, Indiana, one in West Lafayette, Indiana, three in Lexington, Kentucky, and one in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as two sister stores called Bucceto's in Bloomington, Indiana.