An extensive menu of
homemade Italian favorites!

Always the Same, Always the Best!
That’s the Italo’s motto.

You can expect  consistently high quality ingredients and unique sauces from Italo’s Pizza! Take a look at our extensive menu of homemade Italian favorites including many unique and mouthwatering dishes such as Spaghetti, Baked Lasagna, Rigatoni, Veal Parmesean, Calzoni, Chicken and Wedge Potatoes plus a complete Sub line – Meatball, Hot Sausage and Pizza (Italo’s own creation)!


Your party or special occasion deserves the best food! That’s where we come in!

Most folks don’t know that we offer catering, but we do! Let us do the cooking for your next get together, whether you need Chicken & Wedge Potatoes or full trays of Salad and Pasta, we’ve got you covered!

Discover our history

Italo Ventura came to the United States from Rome, Italy in 1965. Needing to find work to support himself and his family, Italo went everywhere, but no one wanted to hire the tall Italian immigrant with the broken English accent. Finally, his father-in-law gave him a small corner of his fruit market where Italo, with $1,080 in used equipment, opened his first pizza shop.

Attending Malone College in the mornings and operating his store the remainder of the day and evening, Italo gained a keen understanding of his business and of his customers. From that humble beginning in 1966, Italo’s business soon doubled in size and expanded into two new locations. Relying on hard work, consistently high quality ingredients and a unique recipe for his delicious sauces, the popularity of Italo’s pizzas grew.

In 1975, Italo’s Pizza Shop, Inc. sold its first franchise in Northeast Ohio, helping other people fulfill the same dream that Italo Ventura had envisioned when he started his first pizzeria. Today, Italo still offers the same formula for success to those owner-operators who possess the strong work ethic and dedication to service which has been the hallmark of Italo Ventura’s success.

More than just pizza…

Our menu doesn’t stop with pizza! Enjoy Pasta Dishes & Sauces you can die for, mouthwatering, fresh & made to order Chicken, Wedge Potatoes, Calzonis, plus a complete line of Oven Baked Subs!


Our customers RAVE about our pasta dishes and sauces! From Spaghetti and Rigatoni to Lasagna, and Chicken & Veal Parmesan, there is something for the whole family to try!


Whether you want a snack, dinner or to feed the whole family, you can’t go wrong with Italo’s Chicken! Don’t forget the wedge potatoes & slaw.


When you are craving pizza and a sandwich at the same time, try our Calzoni! Filled with sauce, cheese and a topping item, this menu staple is a hit with the kids!

Oven Baked Subs

Whether you are craving our Italian or Meatball Subs, you can’t go wrong. Want to take your Sub game to the next level? Try Italo’s Own Pizza Sub! It’s made with Provolone Cheese, Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, Hot Peppers and Pizza Sauce!

Great Food,
Great People!
Interested in owning an Italo’s Pizza Franchise?

Are you interested in opening an Italo’s franchise? Our concept is simple: great pizza and other Italian food products and involving great people. That’s it!

Currently, Italo’s Pizza consists of 5 franchises and 2 company owned shops. We take great care in choosing Franchisees! All Italo’s Pizza shops are operated day to day by the people who own them. Prospective Franchisees must undergo intensive training and adhere to our secret recipes!