Back in 1996, Scott and Greg Ziegler, two brothers from Queens, NY decided to open a neighborhood pizzeria, Ziegler’s NYPD Pizza, in Scottsdale, Arizona which they grew into a successful chain of restaurants, serving, Scottsdale, Glendale and all metro Phoenix.
In their search to purchase pizza ovens, they ran into the Brescia brothers, Robert and Dino, owners of the infamous “Our Gang Pizza Café” and whose family is originally from Philly. The Ziegler’s bought their first pizza ovens from the Brescia brothers and a friendship formed.
Over the course of twenty years, they have appeared on television together for food shows, eaten at each other’s establishments and maintained a friendship. In the past few years, Robert Brescia decided to leave the restaurant business and venture into Real Estate. Dino stayed in the family restaurant business renaming Our Gang Cafe to IL Posto, a successful Italian eatery.
Living parallel lives, Scott Ziegler, decided to leave the restaurant business and venture out on his own into Development and Greg Ziegler, remained in the restaurant industry. Having sold the majority of their ownership in NYPD, Greg was looking for something to call his own when fate intervened and he ran into Dino, who was looking to retire and relax.
After a couple of glasses of wine and a wonderful meal, Dino agreed to sell IL Posto to Greg and his wife, Cindy, along with their son, Kris and Ziggy’s was born. From one family to another…. the tradition of preparing fresh, Italian meals made with love, creating a fun and relaxed environment for our patrons and their families continues…our motto…food, family, friends.