Organ Stop Pizza

35 years of great food & entertainment.

http://www.organstoppizza.com

(480) 813-5700

1149 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204

33.392502 -111.807569
http://www.dexknows.com/business_profiles/organ_stop_pizza-b543853

DexKnows Rating: 4 stars (7 Ratings and Reviews)

Description for Organ Stop Pizza

Welcome to Organ Stop Pizza, home to The Mighty Wurlitzer. Organ Stop's Mighty Wurlitzer is one of the largest and finest theater organs in the world today. Its nearly 6000 pipes, numerous percussions, and countless traps are masterfully presented by the musical staff who are world class musicians.

In 1972, the original Organ Stop Pizza restaurant premiered in Phoenix, Arizona at the corner of 7th Street and Missouri Avenue with a Wurlitzer pipe organ which was originally built for Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theater. This unique concept of a pizza parlor with a pipe organ was envisioned by William P. Brown, a Phoenix real estate developer whose enthusiasm for the theater pipe organ and its music led to the creation of this landmark attraction.

The phenomenal success of the Phoenix restaurant prompted plans to open another Organ Stop in Mesa. It opened in 1975 near the corner of Dobson and Southern Avenue with a Wurlitzer organ from the Denver Theater in Denver, Colorado. In the theater, the Denver instrument had 15 ranks, or sets of pipes. The instrument was totally rebuilt, and the decision was made to enlarge the organ to 23 ranks for its debut in the new Mesa Organ Stop.

The success and popularity of the new Organ Stop Pizza mirrored that of the Phoenix location. In 1984, Bill Brown decided to retire from the restaurant business. The Phoenix Organ Stop was sold to a real estate developer, who sold the pipe organ and demolished the building in favor of an office complex. Incidentally, that instrument was sold to a couple in Downers Grove, Illinois, for installation in their home! The Mesa Organ Stop was sold to longtime employee and manager Mike Everitt and his business partner Brad Bishop. Under the new ownership, improvement of the pipe organ became a high priority. Over the course of the ensuing years, careful acquisition of rare pipework and percussions were made, culminating in what is now the largest Wurlitzer pipe organ in the world. With the change in ownership, the restaurant continued to gain in popularity. Inevitably plans were made to move into a facility twice the size of the original in order to accommodate the ever increasing number of patrons and ever-expanding organ. This new mega facility, located at the corner of Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue, was designed specifically to accommodate the expanding scope and size of the Organ Stop Wurlitzer. Construction of the new facility began in May of 1995 and the grand opening was Thanksgiving weekend of that same year.

In its new and improved location, Organ Stop Pizza and its Mighty Wurlitzer have come to be known as the biggest and best in the world as attested to by many of the world's finest theater organists and, more importantly, the hundreds of thousands of patrons who visit each year. There are continuing efforts to make additions and improvements to the organ, endeavoring to fine tune the instrument closer and closer to perfection.

Reservations may be available, (subject to time and space restrictions) for groups of 20 or more for most evenings. Also, ask about daytime semi-private or private parties for groups of 50 or more. Charitable fundraising opportunities may be available during our off-peak season, (advanced arrangements must be made).


Category: Restaurants|Rehearsal Dinners|Prewedding Parties|Engagement Parties

Reviews of Organ Stop Pizza

1 Don't bother by Diner - 07/20/2012

Pizza was lousy lots of cheese (greasy cheese) very little sauce, thin fairly tastless crust, the bottom edges were burnt with burnt cheese globbed on them. No refills offered on $1.50 soft drinks, which had to be purchased seperately from the food at another location. Got the sampler with Mozzarella Sticks, fried zucchini and fried mushrooms. Could not tell the difference between the cheese sticks and zucchini, neither had any taste. Fried mushrooms were just fair. Place was extremely loud, poorly illuminated and hot. I live in Mesa and will never, ever eat here again. On top of everything else they don't accept debit cards.

5 Food & Fun by Gigi672 - 08/19/2011

This "Pizza Joint" is like none other. You can spend the entire evening just listening to the magnificent Wurlitzer organ music imaginable. Plus the pizza and other food is actually quite good. Just take plenty of one dollar bills to tip the organist for the many requests you will be making. Sit down, eat your pizza, drink your beverage and enjoy the most amazing evening you will spend in awhile.

5 By Don W. by starvingartist55 - 05/04/2011

The Pizza is great. We always order the Combo and/or the pepperoni.The crust is crispy and toppingings are great and the food is reasonably priced.Never had a bad experience. The organ music/show is fantastic. At times the music vibrates through your body.The staff is attentive and they do well with groups and kids.

5 Organ Stop izza by georgeand judyk - 03/24/2011

We wanted to do something different for our 50th anniversary. We invited about 100 fo our senior friends for a private party and all ageed it was a great idea. The food, the organist, and the attentive staff were all great. They know how to cater for a group. Doing this was one of the best ideas we ever had.

5 Fun, unusual, and a site to see! by Sister B's B&B - 07/08/2010

Since I've moved to Arizona 5 years ago I have taken over 100 people to Organ Stop Pizza. Every single person I have taken (mostly in groups), enjoyed themself thoroughly. Food is good, service is good, and the show is spectacular! Thank you OSP! I am bringing 8 more people this month!

4 fun by zanjero - 10/11/2007

great times...eat and have entertainment!!!!!!!! bring the whole family!

5 Fun, fun, fun by moose - 10/11/2007

I remember when I was little coming to AZ to visit my grandparents with my family and we would always have to go to Organ Stop Pizza. The pizza was great and there is an organ that would pop out of the floor and someone would be playing it for everyone's pleasure! I definetly recommend it!

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