Charlie’s Trio has been family owned and operated since 1971. The doors first opened as Big Man Pizza, only serving pizza for take-out. Gradually the pizza place grew to a full service restaurant and sports bar, offering both take-out and catering. The name changed to Charlie’s Trio commemorating the grandfather, father, and son team who started the business.
Charlie’s Trio serves Italian and American comfort food that has been enjoyed among families for years. The menu has evolved, but the core specialty items have stayed the same.
With its success the restaurant has expanded. The Alhambra location, Charlie’s Trio Café, was added in 1998. In 2009, 38° Ale House and Grill was also established in Alhambra. A wine lounge, Vino at Trio’s, was opened in 2011.