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Capri Neon Sign.jpg

Family Owned & Operated Since 1955


Voted Highland, Indiana "Pizzapalooza" Winner 2013

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Family Owned & Operated Since 1955


Voted Highland, Indiana "Pizzapalooza" Winner 2013

A shot of Tony Ciannamea (left) and an employee preparing pies during the early days.

A shot of Tony Ciannamea (left) and an employee preparing pies during the early days.

Len Ciannamea knows good pizza.

That’s because he is continuing an almost 60-year legacy that began before he was even born. Ciannamea is the owner of Capri’s Pizza, 837 N. Main St., Schererville, which opened in 2011. The original store, Capri’s on Commercial Avenue in South Chicago was opened in 1955 by Len Ciannamea’s father, Tony. Tony Ciannamea immigrated to the U.S. from Italy in 1951, and besides already having a love for Italian food, he developed his culinary skills in the U.S military, where he worked as a cook. From there, he decided he wanted to be his own boss, and opened the pizzeria, which was originally located up the street from its currently location at 88th and Commercial avenues.