About Us

Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders, located in Sturgis, Michigan, is independently owned and operated and not a member of the Mancino’s chain. However, we are proud to carry the delicious menu items that have made the Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders restaurants famous. 

New Management/Owner since April 2014!

Shortly after high school, our current owner, Joe, was in a bad car accident. On crutches, he limped into Sturgis’ historic Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders and was asked to join the staff as manager. Joe balked at first, citing his crutches as a setback. The then owner told him “you don’t have to be able to walk to tell people what to do.”

Joe worked here for about four years when his career path took him elsewhere, but Mancino’s of Sturgis was never far from his heart. When he got married, the happy couple hosted their rehearsal dinner here.

In April of 2014, the opportunity arose for Joe to purchase his beloved Mancino’s. Desiring to return his beloved Mancino’s to its former glory, he jumped at the chance.

 Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders of Sturgis invites everyone to visit. If you have not given us a try in a long time, please do so again. We are confident that you’ll see our fine establishment has returned to greatness!


The history of Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders

The term "Grinder" dates back to the eastern region of the U.S. during WWI. It's said Italian immigrants worked in the shipyards, setting and "grinding" rivets on the huge warships. At lunch time their wives would bring fresh baked super-sized Italian rolls filled with generous amounts of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. When it was lunch time, the supervisor yelled, "Grinders" lunch! Hence, the word "Grinder" became known as delectable combination of meats, cheeses, and vegetables served on a one of a kind freshly baked bread.

In 1959, the founder of Mancino's, Samuel Sr., opened his first store in St. Clair Shores, MI. He wanted to be his own boss, and provide a future legacy for his family. In 1978, Sam Sr., opened a Mancino's in Sturgis, MI on East Chicago Road, renovating a gas station. When Sam Sr. retired, Mancino's was reopened by Sam Sr.'s son Frank Sr., in the format you see today. This Mancino's remains family-owned, operated, and independent. An original concept Sam Sr. so proudly created.

This Mancino's remains an original tradition, and is determined to keep a piece of Mancino's history. We will never compromise our integrity by giving false size grinders, and promise only the highest quality of food, great prices, and generous portions. No gimmicks - no tricks. Come on in and let our family serve yours.