Spag’s Bar & Grill and Spagnuolo’s Restaurant are locally owned and operated by the Spagnuolo family.
The dream of owning an Italian restaurant began with Vince and Silvana Spagnuolo as they established roots in Michigan from Italy in 1961. They spent the next many years working in the Lansing area while raising their three children — Sam, Amy and Michael.
In 1991, with the support and encouragement of their friends and family, Vince and Silvana took a leap of faith and open their first establishment, Spagnuolo’s Restaurant in Okemos, Michigan. Over the next year, they served pizzas at dinnertime only — while perfecting their family-secret recipes.
Later, in 1992, the family transformed the space into a full-service Italian restaurant. The family business gained the interest of the community and growing demand required two building expansion projects to accommodate their guests. To this day, Spagnuolo’s Restaurant is still loved by the local community for its cozy dining atmosphere, crave-able pizzas and made-fresh-daily pasta sauce, meatballs, focaccia and cannoli.
A few years later, in 1998, the Spagnuolo’s opened their second establishment, Spag’s Bar & Grill. Located in neighboring Williamson, Michigan, Spag’s is family-friendly sports bar offering the family’s award-winning pizzas, calzones, burgers and bar fare. Spag’s has 16 beers on tap (featuring tons of seasonal brews), pool tables and arcade games, TVs throughout airing the best in sports — and an adjoining banquet hall to accommodate private celebrations.
The family takes pride in supporting the local community and extends their sincerest gratitude to the loyal guests who have allowed them to share their dream of bringing home-style Italian dining to mid-Michigan for more than 25 years.