GUS' ITALIAN CAFE & SPORTS BAR
"We are an independently owned, family operated lunch and dinner restaurant. Our pride stands on swift and efficient service along with presenting a wide variety of fresh and delicious food. Try the bar area, as well, to experience the other side of what we have to offer; almost every pro sports game found on our 16 tvs, Friday night band nights, Saturday night karaoke, super beverage and food specials daily and of course, some of the best up front and behind the scenes staff this area has to offer. Get on in here and sense a true family owned experience that has kept its roots focused on what is most important; you, the customer, taking in all the years experience to make your visit a most pleasurable one. Let our friendly staff take care of you and enjoy a visit to Gus’ Italian Café!”
-Owners, Scott & Lisa Stout
The famous Milton’s Pizza was started in the early 1970s in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Mechanicsville store opened September 1980 in the downtown Mechanicsville Safeway shopping center, specializing in pizza, hot subs and pasta dishes. In 1983, Mechanicsville Milton’s became “Gus’ Pizza”. Scott Stout (current owner) bought the restaurant from Gus on January 1, 1987 and kept the classic pizza recipe the exact same, changing nothing from the dough to the sauce recipes. In 1991, Scott and Lisa (wife) moved the restaurant to its current location in Hanover Square Shopping Center. In 1993, the Stouts acquired the adjoining space, which is now their sports bar, to compliment the family restaurant side. Over 30 years later since the Stouts took over , Gus’ Italian Cafe is still a thriving local attribute to some of the best food and service in town.