ARE YOU OUR NEXT PIZZAIOLO?

Pizza For Life.


LET’S CHANGE HOW PEOPLE THINK OF PIZZA TOGETHER!

WITH A UNIFIED PASSION FOR QUALITY AND A COMMITTMENT TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITIES, OWNING A PIZZAIOLO IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF A SUCCESFUL GROWING CONCEPT.

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1999

SAUCE & DOUGH MADE FRESH DAILY

40+ LOCATIONS ACROSS ONTARIO

PROJECTED GROWTH BY 2022 UP TO 100 LOCATIONS

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS

ORIGINAL GOURMET PIZZA CHAIN

OUR STORY

What is a “Pizzaiolo”?

Simply put, an “artisan pizza maker”.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Our story begins in a small Italian town called Montorio, in the little-known Region of Molise. Before there were pizzerias, people would get their bread and pizza from a bakery. My grandparents, Peppino and Ida, opened their bakery in the 1940’s, using only the finest ingredients and producing the finest products in the region.

PIZZAIOLO IS BORN

You could say Luigi Petrella was destined to be a Pizzaiolo, following in the footsteps of both his grand-parents and parents. Unable to find great quality, authentic pizza in Toronto, Luigi opened Pizzaiolo in November 2000. His mission, “I want people to know what a great pizza tastes like”.

ARRIVING IN CANADA

After emigrating to Canada and settling in Toronto in the 1960’s, my parents, Tony and Anna, along with my uncle Gino, opened their first Italian restaurant. In 1967, La Gondola opened at Wilson & Bathurst, serving the most delicious pasta & pizza in the city

VALUES

We started Pizzaiolo because of our “Love of Food”, and to this day, we are incredibly proud of our heritage and the fact we have not changed the quality of our pizza. With Love, Passion, Family and a commitment to Quality, we are proud to have served you, your friends and families for over 20 years.

THE LATER YEARS

Following on the success of La Gondola, my father and uncle opened Pizza Gigi in 1970, growing the business to three locations by 1973. What never changed was the use of the freshest and highest quality ingredients to produce exceptional pizza, crafted authentically, by genuine Pizzaiolos.

TODAY

We have grown to 40+ locations in the GTA and are focused on bringing Pizzaiolo to communities throughout all Ontario.

RESPECT THE PIZZA.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS. WE HAVE A STRONG AND PASSIONATE TEAM PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT ACROSS ALL AREAS.

Over 50 years experience behind you.

REAL ESTATE, CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

We provide a turn-key operation. From location selection, through design and management of construction, our in-house team is with you every step of the way.

PURCHASING

At Pizzaiolo, we purchase the highest quality ingredients, paper products and operating supplies available. We deliver direct to each of our locations.

TRAINING

Our opening team provides a complete and comprehensive field training program followed by a pre and post on-site 2-week training program.

OPERATIONS

Our Field Based team provides ongoing support, guiding Franchisees with the implementation and execution of our standards and procedures.

MARKETING

Our Marketing team creates and implements multi-media, regional and local marketing campaigns.

FINANCING

We can connect you with our preferred banking partners to assist with financing, loan inquiries and the preparation of a business plan. We are on the preferred franchise list with TD-Bank.

WE ARE 100% CANADIAN OWNED AND OPERATED. WE SOURCE OUR INGREDIENTS FROM CANADIAN FARMERS AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES WE EXPAND INTO.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE

  • Hands-on ownership is preferred
  • Willingness to learn and try new ideas
  • Entreprenurial spirit
  • Pride in leading and motivating your team
  • Commitment to deliver a great customer experience
  • Enthusiasm for getting involved in the community

TYPICAL PIZZERIA 1000-1500 SQ. FT.
(DINE IN • TAKE-OUT • DELIVERY)

LIQUID CAPITAL FROM 75K

STARTUP COST 275K - 375K

FRANCHISE FEE 25K

ROYALTIES 5%

MARKETING 1500/MONTH

CONTACT US

We’re expanding right now, so it's a great time to become a Pizzaiolo. We’re ready to talk to interested people like you!

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