about our restaurant
Four brothers and 30 years ago- a small Italian restaurant was born in Tempe, serving beef subs, Grandpa Cesare's sausage recipe, Grandma Cleone's spaghetti sauce, cheesecake, and our original deep dish pizza. Our little Nello's grew into an award-winning "Best of Phoenix" restaurant year after year, after year... after year. Family recipes, family genius, and family drama all keep Nello's going 30 years later to new generations of pasta and pizza connoisseurs. Nello’s Ahwatukee opened in 1996 and has been dedicated to creating a space of comfort and good food since day one. Our exciting menu, consistency, and family atmosphere draw our customers back again and again. This loyalty is a key factor in Nello’s Ahwatukee’s long-standing and continued success.