Hotel Loyal Pizza
A Latrobe family-owned restaurant that gives off a "cheers"- style aura. It's been a neighborhood fixture for so long that customers know they have the right place, even though when they answer the phone they only hear "hotel". It has been loved by many generations and people drive far and wide for their food.
Backstory and Context
The restaurant has been in the same family since 1953 when the current owner (John Migyanka)'s grandparents took over the building that had been built in the late 1800s. In 1964 ownership passed to his parents and aunt and uncle, until he purchased the business in 1999. The ground floor serves as a combination of bar and restaurant while the upper floor that once served as the hotel is used for storage. The hotel closed in the late 1990s. In a place where everyone knows everyone, old-school dark-wood paneling, covered with neon beer signs and generations of family photos gives a comforting sense of familiarity. While their main item is pizza, the rest of the menu leans on the Italian side.
McMarlin, Shirley. Latrobe’s family-owned Hotel Loyal Pizza has a ‘Cheers’ vibe, TribLive. April 27th 2016. Accessed July 2nd 2020. https://archive.triblive.com/news/latrobes-family-owned-hotel-loyal-pizza-has-a-cheers-vibe/.