Manny Castro & Sharon (Castro) Woodhurst opened the first Manny’s Pizza in Savanna, Illinois, in 1973. Manny’s mom, Emilia Castro, added her taco recipe, and it was a hit! Since then, locations have been added in Fulton, Freeport and Sterling, plus a mobile location. Our family-run restaurants are famous for our thin-crust pizzas and deep-fried tacos - the same recipe we started with more than 40 years ago! Check out the Sterling location on Facebook for our current specials and other news!