Our History

The special kind pizza we feature here is from an old Italian recipe. It happened one day as the original owner of this establishment expressed his dissatisfaction with the pizza. "Pshew, what garbage!" he exclaimed. "I'll bet I can make a better pizza than this." So a bet was made.

Special Recipe

He recalled eating a great pizza in New York ... so he gave a call to an old friend in NY whose family ran an Italian restaurant and he got their special pizza recipe. After some experimentation with various kinds of toppings, cheeses, and crust, the Northlake Style Pizza was born! He won the bet.

Tradition of Excellence

Since then we have carried on the tradition of making a special kind of pizza. We work hard to make your pizza a real taste treat. We use only the freshest and finest ingredients available, such as Real Canadian bacon, Hawaiian pineapple, and all of our cheese is real. And, our pepperoni and beef sausage is specially ground to our own demanding specifications.

Since 1954

Northlake Tavern and Pizza House opened in 1954 at a site just a block west of its present location. With the construction of the Interstate 5 Highway bridge ... Northlake had to move ... so we did to our present location.

Fun Features


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