A Little Piece of History

In 1961, Mike and Phyllis  Giovannelli were able to realize a dream and open their own restaurant in Granada Hills, and thus "Casa de Pizza" was born.

Originally business was just set up for take-out pizza, but when people started requesting more elaborate dishes (spaghetti, lasagna, salad, and garlic bread) with a place to sit and indulge in those fabulous creations, the storage room in the back of the restaurant was turned into the dining room.

When Mike was a teenager in Chicago, he became the #1 fan of a new singing sensation, FRANK SINATRA. It is no big secret, especially after all these years, that Mike would ditch school to attend a show at the local theatres to be entertained by his idol, Frank. His admiration for Frank did not end when he married, had a family, and moved to California. He made friends with Sinatra's secretary, Dorothy, who kept him supplied with autographed photographs and front row seats at concerts and Las Vegas shows. Finally, the ultimate thrill came in the form of a simple visit: Frank and some of his band members visited the little known Casa de Pizza. Frank was impressed at the exhibition of pictures, album covers, and memorabilia that hung on the walls and tables in his honor, thus granting Mike and Phyllis permission to officially name the storage room-turned dining room, "The Sinatra Room.."

Over the years, the menu and the memorabilia have grown. When Mike passed away in 1983, Phyllis and his son, Vito, were able to continue the business and the famous "Sinatra Room". Vito bought the business from Phyllis in 1994, when failing health prevented her from continuing to work. Phyllis passed away in 1996. 

In January 2023, Eddie Alvarez & Joel Guevara Jr. took over Casa de Pizza. With Vito’s blessing, Casa was reestablished.

Casa de Pizza is truly a family run business, ran with great pride and most of all, gratitude to you, our loyal friends and patrons.

No--the pizza, the dishes, the menu and etc. are not the same BUT definitely very similar! However, our hearts are in the right place with a very similar "end game."

Casa de Pizza- It's a nice-a place to feed-a you face!