Bob and Diane Steffl always wanted to open their own restaurant. In 1988, after looking at several locations, they found Napoli Pizzeria in the Great Southern Shopping Center. Although it was 25 miles from their home in Wexford, they decided they could make Napoli into the restaurant they always wanted. Together with the help of Diane’s parents Nick and Madeline, and recipes of authentic Italian food, they opened their restaurant. At first it was just a pizza shop serving pizza and hoagies on paper plates.
Their children Nicole and Bobby were only 5 and 3 at the time. They spent many days sitting in the booth doing their homework and making animal figures out of pizza dough. In 1995 they decided to remodel the restaurant and add a bar and lounge area. Today the menu has been expanded using the finest products available. Daily the dough, sauces, and soups are made from scratch. Their children are now grown and are the third generation to operate the restaurant. Thanks to a very loyal clientele the restaurant is still going strong 26 years later.