Our founder, Mr. James Eure, opened The Pizza Place in September 1964 in Stephenville, Texas. In 1969, he moved to Austin and opened “Mr. Gatti’s” as a tribute to his father-in-law. Mr. James Eure worked long hours to master the elements that make people crave pizza: real cheese, yeast-risen dough made fresh every day, our signature tangy pizza sauce, and toppings that can’t be topped. It wasn’t long before Gatti’s was popping up all over Texas and the Southeast. It turns out that people crave fun as much as they crave delicious pizza, so we decided to give them both!