Wilton Pizza has become a fixture at 202 Town Green, serving its trademark Italian dishes, along with live jazz. The \u201cjazzeria\u201d will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, according to owner Matt Criscuolo, who is not just a restaurateur. He is also a musician, classically trained at Manhattan School of Music. Combining his talents, Mr. Criscuolo created the \u201cjazzeria\u201d concept, which was so successful he opened three more such restaurants \u2014 Piccolo Pizza in Ridgefield in 1999, Toozy Patza Pizza in Wilton in 2006 and Bistro 7 in Wilton this year. All of them blend pizza, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, and other menu items with live music, often with Mr. Criscuolo playing sax with his own band. On the walls hang photos of such jazz legends as Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon \u2014 and the late Wilton resident Dave Brubeck. Wilton Pizza was launched when Mr. Criscuolo was just 21, although he \u201cgrew up in the business,\u201d working at his father\u2019s Rowayton Pizza restaurant in Norwalk. \u201cWhen I opened Wilton Pizza, I just come home from Norway, where I had been playing sax on street corners and trying to make a living as a musician,\u201d said Mr. Criscuolo, a Wilton resident. After seeing the difficulties of that kind of career, Mr. Criscuolo decided to go into the family business, but added his own musical spin. \u201cI learned from my father, Matt Sr., what customer service is all about,\u201d he said. \u201cI learned at an early age that the key to a restaurant\u2019s success wasn\u2019t its slick marketing campaign but the love and care put into every dish. I learned that authentic Italian ingredients were more important than saving a few cents by using inferior ingredients, and I learned that customer service needs to be a way of life, not just an empty promise.\u201d Another key to his success is \u201ccustomer-friendly price points,\u201d he said. Mr. Criscuolo is also known for his community contributions, such as the annual \u201cCharlie Parker Award\u201d at Wilton and Ridgefield high schools, \u201cin which we grant scholarships to students pursuing a college education in music,\u201d he said. Another example is helping the Wilton Encore Club by providing pizza at a recent benefit for the Connecticut Humane Society. After 20 years in the business, Mr. Criscuolo said, he still doesn\u2019t get tired of pizza. \u201cI love it, and eat it at least once a week,\u201d he said. \u201cWhat could be better?\u201d \u201cI am very fortunate,\u201d Mr. Criscuolo said. \u201cI was in the right town, at the right place, and I\u2019ve had our ups and downs, but I am still here. I am very grateful to the people of Wilton for their support throughout these years.\u201d Information: wiltonpizza.com.