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 low-carb 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".