It was 1971 in the windy city of Chicago and a blizzard raged outside. Ken and Elaine Spinato dreamt of sunny warmth and palm trees. For three days, they dreamed and finally realized it was time to move to that paradise filled with sunshine... Phoenix, Arizona. But, there was one problem which had to be considered and solved. Ken was, and is, a big pizza eater. If you don't believe that, just look at his pancia (stomach). He was unsure as to whether Phoenix would have all the wonderful tastes of food that Chicago had, especially the pizza he loved. Could Ken leave Chicago and all the great pizza behind? Well, no... he just couldn't. It was finally decided that he and Elaine would take the art of making great pizza to Arizona with them!
So in 1974, Ken and Elaine, along with their 1-year-old daughter Nicole, moved to Phoenix and opened their very first pizzeria. A year later their son, Anthony, was born. By then, Grandma and Grandpa Spinato relocated to Phoenix too! That's when we became "The Family Pizzeria."
During the next 30 years, the Spinato family slowly built their business the old-fashion way, by word-of-mouth. They provided their guests with a clean, comfortable environment in which to relax and enjoy their meal, just as they would if invited to the Spinato home. As Nicole and Anthony grew up, they learned at a young age all about their parent's passion for making the best Chicago style pizza to be found in the Arizona desert...and how to serve it to their guests.
We love our guests and consider them an extended part of our family," says Ken."They are the reason we are here, and they make it easy to come to work every day." Some of their guests are referred to as aunt and uncle. As many as 75 of these aunts and uncles even attended Nicole's wedding. Ken and Elaine's commitment to providing the best quality pizza they could create also included treating everyone as family, and family is never just a customer. This focus is called the "Spinato Experience". It is the reason they are still here after 30 years.
"The Spinato Experience" means that each of our guests experiences not only a unique type of pizza,but also a menu of food items which are intended to excite the palette as never before. None of this happens mearly by chance. We have worked very hard over the years to provide you with quality food in our homey,familiy atmosphere. Our focus is on you,as our guest and the whole dining experience.We continually strive to maintain and surpass our already high standards.
Nicole and Anthony have grown up providng the "Spinato's Experience," which makes them incapable of presenting you with anything less. The entire staff at Spinato's Pizzeria have that same commitment and will provide YOU, our guest with that same "Spinato Experience." We are, and shall always be SPINATO'S, your family pizzeria. La Famiglia Spinato!