Founder of Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, Colonel Eure, opened his first restaurant, The Pizza Place, in Stephenville, Texas, in 1964. Five years later, Eure closed The Pizza Place and moved to Austin, Texas. He decided to give the pizza business one more try and opened his first Mr. Gatti’s location, paying tribute to his wife’s maiden name, Gatti. After years of experimenting with recipes, Colonel Eure finally found the perfect balance. Once the food met his standards, Eure slowly began incorporating buffet-style self serve stations and arcade games in the 1980’s. In 1997, the first GattiTown buffet restaurant and arcade was opened in Oak Hill, Texas. The vision quickly became popular and today, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza and GattiTown arcade is 140 plus stores strong.
Mr. Gatti’s Pizza not only has a rich and creative history, but also provides a fun and enjoyable environment. All of the Gatti’s locations have themed rooms, including The Cartoon Room, The Sports Room, and The Family Room, thus catering to anyone visiting the establishment. All locations also offer party room rentals including package deals for activities such as children’s birthdays and class parties.
The buffet at Mr. Gatti’s features classic favorite pizzas and Gatti’s Specialties such as: Superoni – smoked provolone cheese and wall-to-wall pepperoni, the Veggie Sicilian – smoked provolone cheese and fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, black olives, onions, and diced tomatoes, Bacon Double Cheeseburger – smoked provolone and cheddar cheese, hamburger, tomatoes, onions, and breakfast style bacon, BBQ Chicken – spicy chicken strips, smoked provolone, and mesquite barbeque sauce, and the Meat Market – provolone cheese, pepperoni, mild sausage, hamburger, Canadian bacon, and spicy Italian sausage.
Also featured on the buffet are pastas such as fettuccine and angel hair spaghetti, with your choice of tomato or alfredo sauce. Bread sticks are available in Italian seasoned or cheesy bread, with spicy cheese or tomato sauce for dipping. A large salad bar features fresh romaine lettuce and spinach, complete with all the essential veggies, toppings, and dressings. Gatti’s selection of delicious desserts are impressive, including: jello, chocolate or vanilla pudding, warm and gooey cinnamon sticks, and their famous Apple Dutch Treat Dessert Pizza.
GattiTown arcades offer fun entertainment for all ages. A large play gym complete with slides and tunnels, a carousel, and several games are ideal for small children. Ski ball, basketball, various racing and sports games, virtual reality games, games of chance, and popular games such as Dance Dance Revolution are perfect for older kids and adults.
What are you waiting for? Mr. Gatti’s is an ideal place for a family meal and entertainment!
Mr. Gatti’s currently has locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For more information on Mr. Gatti’s Pizza and GattiTown, locations, full menu, franchise information, news, awards, and contact, visit Mr. Gatti’s web site.