Here's a little history of our journey.
In 1992, Joe and Tim Scarnato owned and operated their first carry-out and delivery pizzeria in the northern suburbs of Chicago. After opening three more stores over the course of a decade, the brothers decided to open their first full-service restaurant with Buddyz A Chicago Pizzeria.In addition to their pizza, they brought more family recipes to the menu including the homemade Beef Sandwich.
In 2013, It was time to expand once again. Joe took Buddyz where many Chicagoans\migrated: Arizona.
In 2017, after his brother Tim and son Tarin joined him in Arizona, they opened their third location in the Phoenix neighborhood of Ahwatukee. Despite the “big three” Chicago pizza staples in Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, and Giordano’s joining them out in the desert, Buddyz found their own path to success.
Since 2016, Buddyz has been named Best Deep Dish, Top 14 Pizza Places, and Top 15 Must Try Restaurants in the metro Phoenix area. Just recently, they were also named one of the Top 100 restaurants in the Phoenix area.
Fall 2020 brought more expansion to the Phoenix market with the opening of the final Buddyz in San Tan Valley. Shortly after the opening of this store the Scarnato Family decided to expand again, but in a different way.
Thus began Vero Chicago Pizza, a franchise company created by the Scarnatos. . With a fresh rebrand and a team of two generations of Scarnatos at the helm, Vero Chicago Pizza plans to have four locations in the East Valley in 2021.