The first Uccello's Ristorante, Pizzeria and Sports Lounge was opened in Grand Rapids near the corner of the East Beltline and 28th St. in 1996, although the concept actually began back in 1978. When Faro Uccello opened this location, he began with homemade recipes straight from Sicily and a commitment to excellence. Faro was dedicated to providing the very best in food quality and portions, guest service, and "sports fan" atmosphere. Uccello's has been rewarded for following through with their commitment to excellence by being voted both Best Sports Lounge & Best Pizza by the Grand Rapids magazine readers on multiple occasions.
As Uccello's reputation grew around town and business increased,
the Uccello's family decided it was time to grow. In 2005, two more Uccello's Ristorantes were opened, in Standale
and Caledonia. In November of 2011, the Grandville location was opened to much anticipation. All of the Uccello's
locations have been embraced by their surrounding communities.
Uccello's Ristorante has continually evolved its business plan to meet the growing needs of the restaurant industry, from redesign & expansion of the seasonal patios to continual TV upgrades throughout the locations. Banquet facilities and catering services have also been added to bring the Uccello's experience to any and all occasions. The Uccello's team, thrilled by the continued growth and opportunities, started considering the addition to the Uccello's family through franchising.
In June of 2009, the Uccello's team was registered in the state of Michigan to begin franchising the Uccello's concept. Faro and all of the Uccello's family are excited to take the next step in bringing the Uccello's experience to new communities.
In November of 2011, the Grandville location was opened to much anticipation. In the fall of 2014, the Rockford location was opened on historic Main St. in downtown. All of the Uccello's locations have been embraced by their surrounding communities.