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Papa G's Pizza Honored as Business of the Year

Owners want to "WOW!" their patrons

Post Date:04/13/2010 11:00 AM

Two dedicated restaurateurs are working to WOW Lake Elsinore with more than a few twists and variations on pizza.  Papa G's owners Gil Darmofal and Chris Ginter were recently honored by the City Council as Lake Elsinore's Business of the Year.Papa G's wows pizza fans

Papa G's opened in 2008 on the west end of the City, fronting the busy SR-74 on Riverside Drive. These guys have a heart for the people of Lake Elsinore that is as big as their giant 24" pizza.

They accepted the risks of starting their own pizza restaurant during an economic slump, but that hasn't deterred them from working with local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, youth sports and charitable organizations by giving a helping hand with fundraisers that revolve around great food and great atmosphere.

Both Gil and Chris come from construction backgrounds and their craftsmanship shows inside the completely remodeled dining area, game rooms and kitchen, which they completed themselves.

View of Papa G's main dining roomThe spacious plate glass dining room has a panoramic view down to the lake, while inside, diners are treated to great food and a cozy pub like atmosphere with walls of brick veneer, salad bar, LCD TV displays, a private game room for Nintendo Wii fans, standard video arcade games and lots of seating for families and groups.

Make no mistake about it: this is a family friendly restaurant and there is nothing ordinary about Gil and Chris's approach to serving spectacular pizza dishes at reasonable prices.Their BBQ Chicken Pizza is a house specialty.

Loyal customers know that Gil and Chris eagerly accept challenges from patrons to "come up with something unique." That's one reason customers keep coming back.Papa G's co-owners Gil Darmofal and Chris Ginter

The City of Lake Elsinore congratulates Gil and Chris for giving Lake Elsinore an extra special restaurant from two guys who are giving back to their community in extraordinary ways. 

Papa G's is open Monday through Friday and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Delivery is available after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

View of Papa G's located on Riverside Drive Papa G's Pizza
31361 Riverside Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
PH (951) 674-4842

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