Mariano “Mike” Alesi and his wife Bertha relocated to Lafayette in 1957 and were quickly disappointed by the lack of quality pizza in the are. Together, the couple decided to open their own restaurant dedicated to serving the Lafayette area with good quality, Italian style pizza. Alesi opened its doors as Lafayette’s very first pizza house.
Today, Alesi Pizza House is still family owned and operated; Mariano and Bertha’s sons, Mike Jr. and Charles, are now in charge, and they still use the original recipes that made Alesi so popular. Quality has definitely not been lost!
In addition to the best pizza in Lafayette, Alesi also serves various pasta dishes, steaks, seafood, sandwiches, chicken veal, salads, and desserts. If you’re not in the mood for pizza (but seriously, when does that ever happen?) you’ve still got plenty of options to choose from! Alesi continues to be a Lafayette gem, and is a go-to for many Lafayette residents who crave Fresh Italian style pizza and pastas.