Annalisa Volo- Genova was born and raised here in Richmond, Virginia. Annalisa was raised from the age of two in her parents’ restaurant, Pino’s Pizza. From the early age of 13, Annalisa mastered every area in the restaurant until she was running the business by the age of 20.
Filippo and Annalisa met at family gatherings in Pennsylvania. Their families knew each other as they were from the same small town of Carini, Italy. The moment Filippo met Annalisa, he knew that she was the woman he wanted to marry. At the age of 21, Filippo moved to Richmond, Virginia to be with Annalisa. Here he worked for Annalisa’s family restaurant, Pino’s Pizza, for two years. In 2007, Filippo and Annalisa opened their first restaurant, Pizza Express. The following year they were married and had their first daughter, Giulia, in 2011. In 2013, Annalisa and Filippo opened their second restaurant, Pesce & Vino, a fine dining Italian seafood restaurant. Vanessa, their second daughter, was born in 2015.
In 2016, Annalisa and Filippo decided to extend the family business as they asked their brother and sister to join them at the Pesce & Vino location. This is when La Famiglia LLC was formed. Back together again, after many years apart, we remembered that a family is always strongest together. Each were able to bring their experiences and knowledge from the past years to the partnership to come together stronger than ever. In May 2016, the family came together and used the four walls of Pesce & Vino to bring their dream of a family restaurant to life with Casa Italiana.
We are celebrating our 12th year anniversary here at Pizza Express. We value each customer and family we have met through the years and have had the pleasure of serving. We'd like to thank all of you for your continued support of your locally owned Italian restaurant.
From our famiglia to yours...
We are proud to serve delicious and authentic pizza, pasta and much more that reminds us of our home. Our food represents not only who we are but where we come from and the family that has been by our side for