About Us


Fireside Pizza Co. is the brainchild of long time friends Ray Villaman and Ted Kennedy. Ray is a 20 year restaurant veteran, including – California Pizza Kitchen, Boston Market, the California Restaurant Association and even a short time as President of Blimpies. Ray also had a ton of help from his Father-in-law, Rich, who remains to this day a vital part of the restaurant management team. You may see the big, smiling fella working with the dough in the back or out front with the guests.

Other help came from Mark Wheeler, Scott Kennedy, and, of course, Ray’s lovely wife Chris and their two sons Jacob and Nicholas. We hope that you enjoy this family creation – combined with some great investors and friends – all wrapped together to bring you the Fireside Pizza Company.

We’ve won a ton of awards for our fresh, unique pizza – but the best award is still when you tell us or your friends that you had an excellent experience here – thanks so much.

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