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Pizzaiolo in Toronto

Pizzaiolo is an American-style pizza chain in Canada. The chain has 39 restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area.


Pizzaiolo was founded in Montorio, Italy in the early 1940s by Nonno Giuseppe and Nonna Ida, and was run at a small pizzeria. The company name derives from the Italian word pizzaiolo [pittsaˈjɔːlo] which means "pizza maker". In the 1960s, the company moved to Toronto where the chain was started by "Mama Anna" and "Papa Antonio". They opened their first full-fledged restaurant in 1967.

Pizzaiolo has 40 locations in the GTA.

It was the winner of a Now magazine Best of Toronto: Readers' Poll" for "Best Pizza Slice".

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