La Hacienda Brighton started from humble beginnings and now has become one of the premier pizza places in Tonawanda, NY. Owner, Tom C. Toy Jr. decided to move back to Buffalo from New Orleans in 1977 and opened a restaurant at the former site of the Di Rose pizzerias headquarters on Brighton Road. Tom relied on his vast experience in the food service industry and the support from his wife’s brothers’ pizza place, Bob & John’s La Hacienda, to get the restaurant up and running in the early months.
Originally, La Hacienda Brighton was only open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and offered just 15 menu items. Lunch was eventually added and the menu expanded to include more than 100 items. La Hacienda Brighton restaurant has never looked back and has become a favorite of our loyal friends and customers. We are grateful for their support over the years.
La Hacienda Brighton has kept the business in the family since 1977. Tom’s second son, Brandon, helped lead the business into the 21st Century when he joined the business after graduating college in 1998. Along with general managers Mark Ansel and Jeff Wagner, our family has helped create a delicious and affordable dining option for customers in the Buffalo, NY area.
We have become one of the most popular pizza places in Tonawanda, NY and are frequented by many customers from nearby Kenmore, NY and Amherst, NY. We couldn’t have done it without the love and support of our long-time customers.
La Hacienda Brighton is looking to the future as the second generation of our family continues to have a larger role in our business. Our granddaughter, Makayla, may be next to help with the family business, making us a third-generation family pizzeria/restaurant. No matter what the future has in store, we remain dedicated to serving our “La Hacienda Brighton family” with delicious food, a great atmosphere, and friendly customer service. Our pizza place serves lunch and dinner and features daily specials as well as takeout and professional pizza delivery.