Longtime friends build following with classic Italian dishes at Fratelli’s

Apr 14, 2017 255

Dino Puteri and Jeremy Morris are used to everyone mistaking them for brothers. The Scranton natives have been best friends since sixth grade, and as co-owners of Fratelli’s Pizza & Pasta House (“fratello” in Italian means “brother”), it’s no wonder so many folks think they’re related.

“We never correct them because we feel like brothers,” Puteri said. At 16, Morris went to work for his business partner’s father, the late Frank Puteri, at his restaurant, Dino & Francesco’s, where Morris learned the trademark recipe still employed at the pair’s own pizza shop. The friends opened their place on Providence Road in North Scranton in 1995 after a slumping job market offered little opportunity following college. Twenty-two years later, business is good.

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