About It All Started With... In July of 2002, Eugene Kettering opened the doors to the first Cousin Vinny’s Pizza on Patterson Road, in Kettering, Ohio. It immediately became the neighborhood favorite, and in 2007 Mr. Kettering opened the second Cousin Vinny’s location on Wayne Avenue, right next to the University of Dayton. Cousin Vinny’s Pizza began building steam within the community, and within 5 years had opened 14 more convenient locations. We are now located across three states, and serve over 1.5 million pizzas a year – that’s a lotta dough! We have locations in Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia. Our east-coast style pies are made from fresh, home-made dough, rich tomato sauce, and daily, shredded locally 100% mozzarella cheese. We are your breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night, and late-late night option. The majority of our stores are open until 3am or later on the weekends.