Our Story (of art and pizza)
Along time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….
just kidding it was really only the late 80’s.
Starting a story is always the hardest part, so now that we’ve got that out of the way,
we’d like to tell you about how our mashup of art gallery and gourmet pizza restaurant came to be.
Take one part artistic family, topped with years of slinging pies in the corporate pizza game,
layer on a hearty work ethic and finish it all with an entrepreneurial awakening and you’ve got
the recipe for a fresh and original change in the pizza landscape.
The idea was and is that pizza doesn’t have to be the same old production line pepperoni
and mushroom affair. It can be elevated, refined, fun, and artistic!
So the journey began.
An art gallery that featured a gourmet pizza restaurant, not just any gourmet pizzas
but ones that were inspired by the masters. The possibilities were endless.
From a white pizza named after the master of black and white MC Escher
to a Mexican pizza with salsa sauce named after the master of Southwestern landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe.
The first 40-seat location in the 1900 building in Downtown Melbourne opened its doors in 1989.
Fast-forward 28 years, five locations and voila, you’re sitting here reading about a crazy idea
to start a restaurant that’s all about art and pizza!
Our founder will tell you that he had nothing to do with our success, and he means it.
He gives all the credit to his faith, family, partners, friends and all of you.
We’re humbled every day that we get to continue our journey and strive to
“Enrich Our Community and Provide Incredible Dining Experiences.”
Our Leadership Team
Founder - Chris Conneen
GM - Jennifer Prendergast
Kitchen Manager - Joella Pierce
Bar Manager - Rachel Cettina
Art & Marketing - Jamie Meagher
Team Member of the Month... Did you know?
- Position - Heart of House Foundation: Dish, Prep, Server Assistant
- Tenure - 10 YEARS
- Fun Fact - Voted for BEST TACO MAKER IN ALL THE LAND!!!
- Position - Host, Server Assistant
- Tenure - 6 Months
- Fun Fact - B-Ball Superstar, He'll Challenge Anyone to a game of Horse...Bring it on Lebron!!!