In 1921, James and Dominic Wells opened Wells Brothers Restaurant on the corner of 22nd and Mead in Racine. James operated the restaurant until his death in 1944 and then sons Tony and Guy took over the restaurant until 1999. During that period, the restaurant enjoyed many good times but also weathered some hardships. In 1967, two fires completely destroyed the inside of the restaurant. The brothers rebuilt to its’ present appearance. Continuing in the family-owned tradition, in 1999 third generation owners Bill Rivers and Paula Wells Huck took over until 2016. Bill now runs the business with the help of his daughters who will be the fourth generation to carry on the business.
Since 1921, Wells Brothers has been preparing Italian dishes utilizing the same recipes passed down through the generations - all using fresh quality ingredients. We have been blessed with numerous awards throughout the years including, the Top Pizza in Racine in the 1980’s, 90’s and through 2018, the Top Independent Business in the USA in the 1990’s and 2005, and Wells was also voted the #6 pizza in the nation. We were also filmed in-house and featured on Discover Wisconsin in March of 2012 and Around the Corner with John McGivern in 2016.