In 2009, John and Katie Vitale, former owners of Gino’s Restaurant in St. Louis, were looking for the perfect place to open a family-operated pizzeria. After falling in love with Hillsboro, they opened Gianni's Pizza & Italian Ristorante.
After two months spent preparing the building, John and Katie opened Gianni's Pizza & Italian Ristorante with their children Vince, Rose, and Gianluca. They expanded their brand to Litchfield after four successful years in Hillsboro.
Above all else, the Vitales value family and take great pride in serving the families of southern Illinois and the surrounding areas. In addition to satisfying your appetite with authentic Italian cuisine, the Vitales want to personally know you, your family, and other hungry members of the community.
Our entire family would like to sincerely thank you for your patronage at our Hillsboro and Litchfield restaurants!