Established in 1969, Joseph Longo Sr. and his wife Patricia opened the original location in Northeast Ohio on Lakeshore Blvd in Mentor.
In 1969, Joe Longo, following his dream of owning a family restaurant, Mentor Ohio best pizza and Italian foodleft his produce manager’s position at Pick-N-Pay Supermarkets. He and his wife Patricia (Tootie), living in Mentor, purchased the former Campana’s Ferris Wheel Pizza at Rt. 306 and Lakeshore Boulevard and the first Longo’s Pizza opened its doors.
Believing the keys to success are: using fresh ingredients, providing good value, offering friendly service, and supporting the community, Joe and Tootie Longo were able to grow and add a second Longo’s Pizza location six years later. Joey’s Italian Restaurant in Madison and Chardon OhioIn 1975, the Longos opened their second Longo’s Pizza in the former Madison post office building, next to the current Joey’s Italian Grille, and in 1980, Longos expanded further by adding their
Mentor Avenue location.
When I want a really good salad with some extra goodies in it AND the best dressing to top it off, I head for Longo's! Try the Ultimate Chicken Salad and you'll thank me, or them. I also had them make food for our grandson's 1st birthday and in just a few minutes they were GONE and people were looking for MORE. Thanks, Longo's, for your great food both takeout or in one of your comfy restaurants.
We held a spaghetti dinner benefit recently to assist someone having medical and health related issues. You did not know him personally, but when asked for a donation to our Chinese raffle, you gave without hesitation. Longos has always been supportive of the community. And I know that is appreciated by many. Thank you for your generosity and helping our benefit be a success. On a personal note, I have been coming to your restaurant for many years, and I have never had a bad experience, whether eating in or taking out. Your staff is always friendly, your food is always good, and your service is always great. Thank you.
Their pizza is to DIE FOR!!! The chicken strips are also the best. The breading is perfect.