DiMaggio’s Pizza will celebrate 60 years at the same location this year (2017). In the Spring of 1957 Tony and Madeline DiMaggio purchased Serpe’s Inn from Mayme Serpe (Madeline’s sister). From their years of experience in owning a bar and restaurant at Belmont and Western in Chicago, they brought Tony’s family’s original Italian recipes and a love of cooking to the table.
Tony and Madeline continued to bake delicious Chicago style pizzas, homemade lasagna, meatballs, spaghetti, Italian sandwiches, grill tasty burgers and serve many happy customers in the Lake Michigan Beach area. Tony and Madeline retired in 1972 and their son Vince took over the business, eventually expanding the menu as well as expanding DiMaggio’s itself. Vince managed the business for 33 years and now oversees the operation.
Celebrating 60 years, (currently owned by the four siblings: Vince (Arlene), Izzy, Marge, Josie) DiMaggio’s still uses Tony’s original recipes. The pizza sauce, crust and all spaghetti sauces are homemade. DiMaggio’s Pizza is proud to offer a comfortable, family-style environment with a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. The service is reliable, friendly and dependable. Many of the staff have been there for over twenty dedicated years, helping make DiMaggio’s what it is today.
Stories are legendary of couples who have met for the first time at DiMaggio’s, married couples who celebrate their anniversary with us and of many, many, generations of families (from Chicago and all of Southwest Michigan) who gather together in the summers to enjoy our pizza and to keep their traditions alive.