The Verbal Building - Home of Pizza N SuchThirty plus years of pizza making and more

Mike and Susan took their first business adventure together in 1979. They bought a little pizzeria in Mike’s hometown, Claremont. Mike never worked in a restaurant while Susan’s first job was working at a Little Caesar’s in Detroit, Michigan. Together they perfected recipes that they still use today like their meatballs, lasagna, eggplant parmigaina, and toppings for their Great Special and Veggie pizzas.

In 1982 they remodeled the tiny restaurant. Sue had to give up her table names of “plant table” and “window table” to organizing the eight tables by number. There are a handful of customers that still remember Watney’s on tap and the mural of Jonhson’s Pasture by Jeff Faust, a local Claremont artist.

In 1983, the village celebrated the arrival of Sue and Mikes daughter (and future business partner) with a giant pink bow adorned on the window. Old time Villagers still remind the daughter today of the famous pink bow today.

Thousands of hand tossed pizzas later, a small, short lived annex at Pitzer’s McConnald Center, several Pomona Pitzer track team pepperoni and garlic pizza parties, and built relationships with customers and employees, Mike and Sue decided to take another leap in their business adventure in 2002.

After the Claremont Pharmacy relocated Mike and Susan decided to expand Pizza N Such into that space. When expanding the restaurant, Mike and Susan restored the Verbal Building’s architectural details including the ceiling and exterior which date back to 1912. Ten years later, they have expanded their menu with the same recipe of quality ingredients. Their only daughter helps run the restaurant, making Pizza N Such a complete family affair.