Local, Family-Owned Pizzeria Will Offer Drive-Thru, Pick-up and Delivery During Renovations

CINCINNATI, OHIO – August 22, 2019 – LaRosa’s Wyoming, an integral part of the Wyoming community since 1972, will begin renovations with the goal of an improved dining experience that will include a bright, open dining room layout and updated décor. What originally began as only a LaRosa’s carry-out window with two outdoor dining tables, is now a place for the Wyoming community to gather. Owner Tom Westendorf and his wife Laura have been involved in the operations of the restaurant since they first started dating in the ‘70s. Tom’s father, Joe, an iconic Wyoming grocer for decades, opened the LaRosa’s near his store with a solid foundation and commitment to Wyoming. The Westendorf’s have owned and managed businesses there for nearly 100 years.  

The restaurant renovation is highly anticipated, but one thing that will remain unchanged is a stained-glass window that was added to the restaurant by Joe Westendorf over 30 years ago, holding great meaning for their family and the community at large. “We offer our sincere gratitude to the Wyoming community for supporting our LaRosa’s for 47 years,” said Tom Westendorf, Owner, LaRosa’s Wyoming. “We truly cherish the time spent with our guests each week and look forward to offering them an even better restaurant experience with our newly renovated space,” he continued. 

Located at 1429 Springfield Pike, the pizzeria’s drive-thru pick-up window and delivery services will remain open throughout the entire renovation process. The restaurant’s dining room will be closed from Monday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, September 22; carryout will be unavailable from Tuesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 22.  The restaurant dining room is anticipated to open by the end of September.  “We sincerely appreciate our guest’s patience while we renovate to bring them an improved experience”, Tom graciously noted.

            LaRosa’s Wyoming takes tremendous pride in being highly involved in the Wyoming City School District by partnering with schools for fundraising focused on academics, sports and music, among other programs. Tom and Laura Westendorf’s nine young grandchildren will all attend Wyoming City Schools, so they want to continue to offer generous LaRosa’s fundraising opportunities as a way to contribute. The LaRosa’s Wyoming restaurant employees live in the community and many of them are Wyoming High School students.


About LaRosa’s

LaRosa’s was founded in 1954 on Cincinnati’s West Side by Buddy LaRosa.  It is now a $167 million restaurant company with 65 pizzerias serving neighborhoods in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. To learn more about LaRosa’s, go to

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Amy Greene