It’s daVinci’s ( 45th Anniversary!

Like the painter Leonardo daVinci, we strive for excellence in everything – our food, our service and our restaurant environments. It’s been the philosophy the Knudson family has shared since we opened our first restaurant in 1978.

In 1977 Kal Knudson, a husband, father of six and an ordained minister along with his wife, Darlene decided they needed something to bring their family together and give them a common goal. One day Kal and Darlene called their kids and asked them all to come home and help set up a family business. To turn this dream into a reality Kal took a leave of absence from his church, Darlene gave up her teaching career and sons, Kent and Kevin left jobs in Illinois. After intense restaurant training the Knudson family opened their first restaurant in April of 1978 – Pontillo’s Pizzeria, located at 13th & Q in downtown Lincoln. They did most of the work remodeling and mechanical construction themselves, turning the little building into a comfortable place to visit.

Pontillo’s Pizzeria was the beginning of a growing restaurant business that would provide not only an occupational livelihood for the family, but a source of unity as well. Kelly and Randy continue to oversee daVinci’s five Lincoln locations.

Over the last 45 years we’ve strived to provide a variety of delicious food that starts with the finest and freshest ingredients. All our meats are chosen based on their quality and flavor, and we use 100% real mozzarella. Our Italian bread is baked fresh, we use only fresh vegetables, and we make our pizza dough from scratch daily. Our alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and chili are homemade and developed using our family recipes. We do all of this because we think you deserve the best.

Thank you, Lincoln, for continued support! We wouldn’t be able to continue without your patronage and we don’t take that for granted. We are so thankful for you!

All five daVinci’s locations are located in Lincoln.
4344 O Street
4120 S 48th
745 S 11th
2650 Superior
2901 Pine Lake Rd Ste G

Visit or call 402.475.1111 for more information