Fifty years ago, the concept of pizza was so new to the area that Leonard and Mary Harris had to give it away to get people to try it. But, the infamous taste that would become Harris Pizza caught on, and half a century later Harris Pizza is a household name in the Quad Cities.
Known as The Original Quad City Style Pizza ™, the taste you’ll find at Harris Pizza is unlike any other with our hand-tossed crust, quality ingredients and one-of-a-kind sausage. Often imitated, never duplicated over fifty years later. A family-owned business, Harris Pizza is now run by the third generation of the Harris family, as we watch fourth and fifth generation customers coming through our doors
Leonard and Mary retired in 1995, turning the business over to their daughter Kathleen Mosley, her husband Greg, and their children Ryan and Sunday.
Each week, Kathleen still prepares all the homemade pizza spices, and Harris Pizza makes it’s famous sausage from a closely guarded recipe. These family recipes and premier ingredients (we even drive to Wisconsin for our own blend of cheese!) give our pizza the taste we’re known for, making Harris Pizza the “Finest Pizza in the World.”
Over the years, Harris has expanded to five locations: two restaurants in Rock Island, two in Davenport, and one in Bettendorf. In 2002, a renovation to Harris Pizza #1 in Rock Island created a space large enough that Harris Pizza #2 was closed and used for warehouse and storage space. Today, our four remaining locations are spread through the metro area, ensuring our customers are never too far from a warm atmosphere and delicious pizza.
In addition to making great pizza, Harris actively supports several community and youth initiatives. We also support the River Bend Food Bank, the Rock Island County Animal Shelter, the Bettendorf Children's Museum and many area schools.
So, to our loyal fans who can’t get enough? We say thank you. And if you’ve never given us a try, then we recommend you come see what all the buzz is about. But, you don’t have to take our word for it…our fans speak for themselves.