The Famous Fricanos Pepperoni Pizza Pie! Voted Best Pizza in Michigan in a Pure Michigan poll. Claimed by thousands of loyal customers to be the best they've ever had. Fricano's pizza remains the original and most famous pizza and pizzeria in Michigan. In 1949 the late Cosimo (Gus) Fricano, founded what is believed to be the first pizzeria in Michigan, Fricano's Pizza Tavern, in Grand Haven with the original thin crust pizza pie.