Our Story

What We’re About…

“It’s the pizza, stupid. And maybe the beer. Everything else can go fly.”

Or sometimes…

“Have a good time doing it, just wash your hands before and, especially, after.”

Note: If your business needs a new mission statement, Shakespeare’s Pizza has begun accepting offers in the mid to low-high-mid five figures (€) to help you.



We’ve been around since 1973.
That’s a lot of pizzas and a lot of stuffs happenin throughout the years, below is just a few!


The eclipse totality came. We didn’t die. Now back to making pizzas…


The all new and expanded Downtown Shakespeare’s v2.0 opened in August 2016


Tempspeare's Pizza existed at 220 South 8th while the downtown location was rebuilt

Downtown Shakespeare’s v1.0 was demolished.
Want to see what it looked like?
Take a 360 degree walking tour.

Read all about Tempspeare’s Pizza



Shakespeare’s was named the Best College Hangout in America by Good Morning America. Watch the big announcement

1974 – 2009

uhhh. hmmm. We’re not sure what these pictures are of and we certainly don’t remember doing some of this stuff.


We opened our doors. A 12″ Pizza was $0.12 or something.  (picture of first menu goes here)