Pizza and Subs in Rock Island, Rock Island County, United States | Pizza
Welcome to Pizza and Subs, Rock Island, United States. Who could imagine life without the famous Pizza and Subs calzone? Yet before 1978, the popular East Coast treat was virtually unknown in the Quad Cities. That's when a New Jersey family introduced this flavorful Italian entree to area diners by opening the first Pizza and Subs at 3700 Blackhawk Road in Rock Island.
At first there was just one calzone: a zesty blend of ham, sausage, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. But that all changed in 1987, when Joaquin Espejo acquired the original restaurant after leaving a career in Information Systems Management. Joaquin and Rose Espejo kicked off the restaurants' grand opening with a brand-new item -the Taco calzone. This was just the first of many delicious creations from the Pizza and Subs kitchen. Over the years, more than 10 new calzones have been created for the enjoyment of our guests, including the Spinach, Garden, and Veggie Supreme calzones.
Our best-in-the-Quad Cities Pizzas and calzones are baked in a stone-deck Pizza oven. Each week we prepare more than 40 gallons of calzone sauce and use nearly 800 pounds of flour to create our hand-made calzone and Pizza dough. Only the finest ingredients are used in all our freshly-made menu items. We wouldn't have it any other way.
Your dining experience is important to us, to our daughter/manager Lisa, our loyal manager Kelly and our entire staff. It's family involvement - the kind you won't find in any chain - that makes a big difference. Our children, Maria, Rebecca and Michael, have worked in our restaurants. Rebecca designed our logo while just an eighth grader. Even the decor has a family touch. The striking black and white photographs of Italy that grace the walls of one of our dining rooms were taken by our nephew, Robert.
We take great pride in serving the best quality of food available, in a relaxed setting. We know you'll enjoy your meal at Pizza and Subs, where great taste is also a great value!