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 April 2014!
In April of 2014, the opportunity arose for Joey to purchase Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders of Sturgis. Desiring to return Mancino’s to its former glory, he took the oppurtunity. Joey's dedication and hard work was rewarded with a returning loyal customer base and a reputation of quality food.
NEW OWNERSHIP JUNE 2017!
Robbie purchased Mancino's Pizza & Grinders of Sturgis from long time friend Joey in June 2017.
Robbie and Joey worked at Mancino's together during high school and frequently talked about one day owning the restaurant. Even after Robbie pursued full-time employment elsewhere in Sturgis he always remained a loyal customer. In 2014 when Joey first purchased Mancino's you could often find Robbie working part-time in the evenings. It was during this time when the thought of owning the restaurant returned to Robbie's mind. In January 2017 Robbie started working full-time for Joey until he was able to purchase Mancino's in June 2017. Robbie will carry on the Mancino's tradition of handmade dough, great food, and great service that Joey worked so hard to restore.
A special THANK YOU to Joey & Heather for giving us the opportunity to carry on the Mancino's tradition!! -Robbie & Brianne
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders of Sturgis invites everyone to visit. If you have not given us a try in a while, please do so again. We are confident that you will be pleased with your dining experience.
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 location it is 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 alive. We will never compromise our integrity by giving false size grinders, and promise only the highest quality of food, great value, and generous portions. No gimmicks - no tricks. Come on in and let our family serve yours.