The roots of the Gianino's Family of Restaurants begins in the past century when Frank Gianino established his popular eatery Valencia's on Delmar. In the process of serving his patrons Old World Italian favorites, Frank began a tradition of good food and good service that is continued today through the Gianino's Family of Restaurants.
The family tradition was continued by Frankie's son , Bill Gianino in the early 1970's when Bill founded Gianino's Pizza Den. This initial location grew to a chain of four eateries by 1975. Building on his success, Bill opened his namesake restaurant in South St. Louis County in 1982. For more than 35 years, Bill Gianino's Italian Restaurant has been serving some of the best Italian specialties in portions that have become legendary. While guests will regularly find new items on the menu, the dedication to family tradition is evident. Frank Gianino's recipes are still an integral part of the menu from the tradition red sauce to Frankie's Original Pizzas. In recognition of his commitment to the restaurant industry, The Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association awarded Bill the prestigious 2005 Restaurateur of the Year Award.
Right next door to Bill Gianino's is Frankie G's Bar and Grill which opened in 1991. This casual spot is a perfect place for sports fans to gather before or after any event. With the array of appetizer and sandwich options available, the whole family can find their own favorite at Frankie G's.
Bill began a new chapter in the family tradition with the purchase of AeroHawk Catering in 1999. This operation provides corporate and private catering services throughout the St. Louis region.
Joey B's on the Hill brings the Gianino family tradition to the heart of fine Italian food in St. Louis. At Joey B's on the Hill guests will find the ìBlue Plate Specialî just like the other Ginanio's inspired restaurants as well as Steak and Chicken entrees. Classic St. Louis style pizza covered in Provel is available in addition to Specialty Pizza featuring the ìOn The Hillî extravaganza.
Recognizing the needs of many customers to the south of St. Louis, Frankie Gianino's was established in Imperial, Missouri. Frankie Gianino's was named in honor of the Gianino family patriarch, Frankie. Frankie is no longer with us but his influence is still strong throughout the Gianino's group of restaurants. Some of the same great tastes from so many years ago can still be found today at Frankie Gianino's. There is something for everyone and that's why we are dedicated to making it ìYour Place for Great Food and Fun in Imperial.î
In 2012, the third Joey B's location opened in Concord Plaza at Lindbergh and Baptist Chruch Road in South County.
Since then, our family has grown to include Billy G's in Kirkwood and now Joey B's Food and Drink in Manchester.
Wherever you may find yourself in St. Louis, there is a Gianino's family restaurant nearby. You are cordially invited to stop by any of our restaurants and Meet the Family. We believe it's the tradition of providing a comfortable, warm atmosphere and a commitment to good food that truly sets us apart and will make your visit one to remember.