Mazzio's Italian Eatery is an Italian restaurant and pizza parlor that is primarily located in the Midwestern states of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas with southern locations in Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia. Mazzio's Italian Eatery was first founded in the year 1961 by a school teacher. The first restaurant was named The Pizza Parlor and was opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since then, there have now been well over 130 franchise locations in the United States. These days, Mazzio's Italian Eatery not only serves pizza like it did in the beginning, but it serves salads and sub sandwiches as well.