By Victoria Martinez

Tower Pizza will hold Customer Appreciation Day to celebrate 24 years of business in Solvang on Monday, March 20. Owners Torey and Monica Dunn see this event as another way for the local business to give back to the community.

Tower Pizza has been a local family-owned business since its opening, and the Dunn’s took the reins three years ago.

“We’d been married around a year, and it was a perfect opportunity for us” Monica Dunn said.

Torey and Monica Dunn pictured with their son Karsten at Tower Pizza in Solvang.
Photo by Victoria Martinez

Since then, the Dunn’s have been focused on not only providing quality food to their customers, but also creating a community-focused space and attitude within their establishment. Once their son Karsten was born two years ago, both Torey and Monica began to realize the many ways they could give even more back to the community especially in ways that would benefit youth programs and schools around the valley. Whether it’s a 10 percent proceed give-back day for a group or sponsoring a t-ball team in need, Tower Pizza is always looking for ways to be a resource in the valley.

One aspect of Tower Pizza’s business that many here in the valley are unaware of is their commitment to freshness and quality each and every day. Almost all of the produce they use is fresh, local, and even organic when possible. Their dough is prepared and cheese is grated daily. “Quality is Important,” stated Monica.

As Tower Pizza looks ahead, Monica believes Tower Pizza has even more to give to their customers and the community. She’s also quick to state that everything her and Torey do at Tower is only possible because of their amazing employees.

“I love our staff,” Monica said.

With 24 years in the books, Tower Pizza is excited to celebrate their past and to look towards the years to come.

Tower Pizza is located at 436 Alisal Road. Contact them at 688-3036 or order online at