About Buscemi’s Monroe

Buscemi’s has been a familiar, beloved name around Southeast Michigan ever since Paul Buscemi began selling his signature sub sandwiches in Detroit in 1956. As Paul saw it, the key to success was simple: Make and sell delicious food with a little bit of extra flair – and do so at fair, family-friendly prices.

People loved Paul’s sandwiches. But once he perfected his original deep dish pizza and signature sauce, he knew he’d truly “made it.” People who tried it knew immediately they’d found something special, a taste they’d want again and again. The Buscemi’s legend was born.

Today, the Buscemi’s name adorns a variety of independently-operated franchised pizzerias throughout southeast Michigan. The three outlets which make up Buscemi’s of Monroe remain true to Paul Buscemi’s original vision: delicious, distinctive food made from high-quality ingredients and sold at fair prices. It’s a recipe for quality that generations of downriver families have counted on since 1989.

Buscemi’s Monroe’s original owner, Rich Knapp, stepped aside in 2011. Larry Dorow, a loyal Buscemi’s Monroe employee for over ten years, took over the business, committed to continuing its tradition of quality, customer service, and community involvement. Buscemi’s of Monroe is a proud locally-centered business, an integral part of Monroe community life, and a traditional favorite of Monroe families.

A Note From The Owner

Buscemi’s of Monroe is part of the proud Original Buscemi’s pizza legacy, a tradition of quality that stretches back to 1956. But since our founding in 1989 and since I took over the business in 2011, Buscemi’s of Monroe has had time to establish a few proud traditions of our own.

I live as well as work in Monroe, a community that I am happy to call my home. The patrons who come through our doors aren’t just customers; they are friends and neighbors. Likewise, the men and women who staff our stores, cook our food and drive our delivery vehicles are effectively part of our extended family. I am happy to say that they share my commitment to providing the best food and best service available anywhere, at reasonable neighbor-friendly prices.

It is truly our privilege to be a part of the great Monroe community. Even more importantly, it is a great privilege to be able to serve you and your family.

From the Buscemi’s Monroe family to yours, our many thanks.

Larry Dorow
Buscemi’s Monroe Owner


Thanks for making dinner tonight, Buscemi’s. By far the best pizza around.
Mary B.