Naples, Florida — Pizza lovers of Naples, get ready to rejoice! Donatos Pizza, a beloved family-owned pizzeria with a rich history, is making its way to the beautiful city of Naples, Florida. Located at 6434 Naples Blvd #408, Naples, FL 34109, and reachable at (239) 206-3604, Donatos is set to become the go-to destination for those seeking delicious pizza with a side of warm hospitality.
Donatos Pizza isn't just any ordinary pizzeria. It's a place where pizza meets passion, where slices of life are shared, and where family and community values are as important as the toppings on their pies. Founded by Jim Grote, who fell in love with the pizza business at a young age, the story of Donatos is a story of dedication, love for relationships, and an unwavering commitment to serving the best pizza in town.
The name Donatos itself, derived from the Latin word meaning "to give a good thing," perfectly encapsulates their mission: to serve the best pizza and make your day a little better. This motto isn't just a catchphrase; it's a way of life at Donatos.
Jim's journey began when he started working at a Columbus pizza shop at the age of 13. By the time he reached his sophomore year at The Ohio State University, he knew that his heart was set on the pizza business. In 1963, he bought a small pizza shop for a mere $1,300, keeping the name Donatos. Jim's love for the pizza business grew with every passing day, and it soon became a lifelong commitment.
A unique aspect of Donatos' history is that Jim raised his family in a home located right behind that first pizza shop. This created a distinct blend of work, family, friends, and neighbors that would go on to shape Donatos' culture and identity. The shop was more than just a place to pick up a delicious pie; it was a hub for creating lasting memories and connections.
The heart of Donatos' culture is all about relationships. The joy of seeing people come together over a pizza, whether they are friends, families, coworkers, or members of the local community, is at the core of their mission. It's this deep-rooted sense of passion and care that drives them to craft truly exceptional pizzas, ensuring that every bite is a moment of pure delight and satisfaction.
Even today, Donatos remains a family-owned company that continues to be cherished not only in Columbus but across the United States. Jim's daughter, Jane Grote, now serves as the Chairwoman of Donatos, ensuring that the values instilled by her father continue to shape the company's identity. These values encompass everything they do, from their renowned Edge to Edge® premium toppings to their commitment to treating associates like family and, most importantly, their dedication to being a good neighbor to the communities they serve.
With over 375 locations in 22 states, including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and now, Florida, Donatos has become a household name. Furthermore, their delectable pizza is not limited to traditional restaurants alone. You can also find Donatos' products in more than 200 non-traditional locations through partnerships with Red Robin, various sports and entertainment venues, and REEF.
Donatos Pizza isn't just about serving pizza; it's about serving people, nurturing relationships, and making every day a little better through their mouthwatering creations. As they gear up to open their doors in Naples, Florida, the city can look forward to experiencing the magic of Donatos Pizza firsthand.
So, get ready to savor the flavors of an exceptional pizza, rich in tradition, and crafted with love, right here in Naples. Donatos Pizza is set to become your new favorite pizza destination, where slices of life and great memories are always on the menu.
For more information and updates, visit Donatos Pizza and don't miss the chance to be a part of this incredible pizza journey in Naples, Florida.