23651 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
The picturesque setting of Fralo’s Art of Pizza may well be your first
clue that you’re in for an out of the ordinary dining experience from
the hidden asset reminiscent of a fabled Italian village under the
trees. Independent owners Frank & Lori Hakspiel have created the
place to see and be seen, you might even spot a famous face.
Adopted into the hearts of their community for family celebrations,
discussing business or quiet romance. Enjoy live music on the patio
and bring along your favorite bottle of wine to pair with a host of
eye-opening, taste bud-stirring toppings that put the Art in Pizza.BEST PIZZA
CitySearch Best, 2007, 2008
AOL's City's Best, 2007, 2008
Best Outdoor Dining, 2008
Best neighborhood dining, 2008
Best Of Search City's Best, 2006,
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
San Antonio Express News, 2005
CAMPUS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
North Side Independant
School District, 2005
23651 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257Get Directions
Late Night Dining
Patio Dog Friendly
Take Out Meals
Additional ServicesPet Friendly
Payment DetailsAmerican Express
Chefs/Owners Frank & Lori Hakspiel
Frank & Lori Hakspiel derived the name of their neighborhood restaurant - Fralo’s Art of Pizza - from the letters in their first names. Sorry – it means absolutely nothing in Italian and is pronounced \’fra’-lo\.
Frank was a world-traveled mechanic for Lockheed Martin. Due to Sept 11th, he was laid off from that position and several others in the same field. Lori was a recent UTSA graduate from a Master’s degree in Finance when they met. As their engagement followed they began to consider their employment options.
A close friend, Bobby Greenberg, insisted Frank resurrect his pizza shop from years past that was closed abruptly when Frank broke his neck in an extreme accident in 1998.
Frank was eager to establish employment so the couple began construction on the Fralo’s location in January of 2004. A very soft opening on May 28, 2004 marked the beginning of an adventure.
They were named Best New Restaurant in 2005; NSISD partner of the year and City’s Best Pizza 2006. The two of them have been completely blessed by the acceptance and support of their faithful customers. There is not a day they do not feel that they are still trying to catch up with the incredible demand.
“Who would have thunk it ?”
Fralo’s is the product of two dedicated entrepreneurs; an incredibly devoted staff; supportive family and friends. With out each it would not have withstood the growing pains.