ZattasSCIO – Though he’s been open for nearly a month, Dave Zatta could finally cut down the ribbon of his dream: Zatta’s Pizza at 204 East Main Street in Scio. Plenty of food was laid out for the grand opening late Monday morning with Gyro’s, two kinds of pizza (traditional slice and squares), various hoagie’s (meatball is delicious) and grinders, as just some of the food he will be serving.

All three Harrison County Commissioners, Dale Norris, Bill Host and Don Bethel were present to sample the food and introduce themselves to the Zatta family. Mayor of Scio, Michelle Carpenter was there to welcome in the new business, as well.

Harry Horstman, former board member of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District was also there and gave a little history of the building, which used to house Scio’s first library after it hosted an eye doctor and before that M&K Market.

Zatta said that he originally planned on opening the business when he retired then almost gave up on the idea when his father passed away but finally decided to go through with it now. He said the inside work is almost completely finished with the place and couldn’t be happier.

“People asked why Scio and I said, why not?” He thanked everyone for their support, the community as well as local officials. And he doesn’t worry about competition either.

“You can’t have too many places,” he said referring to area restaurants. Zatta said his pizza parlor, where he has his entire family working alongside him, is the result of over a year of work and preparation. His plans for the future are for an outdoor bistro seating area with tables and a canopy surrounded by a wrought iron fence.

Zatta’s also delivers for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to closing. Monday through Thursday the hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Saturday and Sunday open at 4 p.m. with Sunday being the early day closing at 9 p.m.