Downtown’s newest pizza eatery looks to grow with Hamilton


What: Recently opened restaurant serves pizza, calzones, baked spaghetti, hoagies and salads

Where: 23 N. Third St., Hamilton

Phone: 513-889-5227

Owners: Tony and Kathy Brown

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays

New eatery All8Up Downtown Pizza Co. wants to grow with Hamilton as the city works to revitalize its core, co-owner Tony Brown said.

Hamilton residents Kathy and Tony Brown opened the pizza restaurant in December at 23 N. Third St. Pizza pies, calzones, baked spaghetti, hoagies and salads are on the menu. Lunch is available for dine-in, carry-out or downtown delivery.

It’s the same location of former pizza place Pappa Luigi’s, which first opened in 2012, changed ownership, and then closed in 2013.

However, Tony Brown thinks his 20 years of experience in the food business and business plan will help his family succeed where other restaurants downtown have been short-lived.

For example, the restaurant is open for lunch hours only, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. As business and foot traffic grows downtown, the hours will be expanded, Brown said.

“I’m into the revitalization of downtown. I’d like to see businesses come in and succeed,” Brown said. “I think we can in our plan. We want to expand as downtown Hamilton expands.”

As for the restaurant’s name, Brown explained it this way: “When we owned the place in Fairfield, people used to tell us the food was so good that it was all-ate-up.”

Brown, who attended Badin High School, previously worked at his family’s eatery Johnny’s Campus Deli in Oxford, which sold pizza and hoagies. Johnny’s Deli is still open, under different ownership. He and Kathy also owned Tony DeCaro’s Pizza in Fairfield when it was on Pleasant Avenue, which they sold five years ago.

“My wife and I like to say that we put out quality and consistency,” Brown said.

“I do know in the pizza industry from my experience that quality and consistency is exactly what people want. Also they want it at the time that they ask for it,” he said. “With experience, you can make a delicious hoagie. I believe we do that.”

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