How to Find Us
Pio Loco is located at
1135 Pine Street
Redding, CA 96001
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Built in 1922, this Spanish-style building was the
location of Reddingâ€™s first grammar school. In 1993, while looking for a new location for his
already popular restaurant, owner/chef Jeff Cerasaro happened by mistake into the
gymnasium of the Pine Street School, which had been vacant for forty
years and immediately found his future location. A plan was set to remodel, contracts were signed
and a year and a half later Pio Loco opened its doors.
A native New Yorker, Little Chef Jeff moved with
the rest of his family to San Mateo, California, where he attended
Aragon High School and played Football. It didnâ€™t take too many injuries for Little Chef Jeff to realize
that a career doing anything less painful than playing football would be a better vocational
path for him.
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