Baudo's Restaurant was started in 1965 by Helen and Buzz Baudo with the original name being B & H Pizza (Buzz & Helen) and it was located in the Hollywood Shopping Center with 24 seats available for customers.
The business started as a Pizza Parlor and was the only place in West Tennessee to enjoy a hand-prepared, Chicago Style, Thin Crust Pizza. After 1 year in that location, Helen and Buzz purchased a building on Hollywood Drive and the business then became Baudo's Restaurant. There were 94 Seats total in that building. There were 2 different Dining Rooms. One was considered "casual" with booths and sturdy tables & chairs and lots of lighting and the other was "romantic" with candlelight, grape vines and a "Patio" seating look. Baudo's added many pasta dishes and continued to serve pizza at this location. Parking was always an issue at this location and as the business grew, the decision was made by Buzz & Helen to purchase property on the 45 Bypass (the new growth area) and enlarge the dining area. So, in 1972 Baudo's relocated to its next location at 559 Wiley Parker Rd off of the 45 Bypass with seating for 192 and remained there for the following 47 years. During that time, Baudo's was the first restaurant to offer pizza, Italian cuisine and eventually, quality steaks, prime rib and seafood. Baudo's was "the place" to take a date, enjoy family gatherings, have a business lunch or dinner, book private parties or just enjoy a delicious homemade meal in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere.