Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House

Thank you, Toronto

On the morning of Sunday April 19 2020, after 63 years of serving the Junction neighbourhood, Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House lit the pizza ovens for the last time.

Since we made the difficult decision to close permanently, we have been astounded and overwhelmed by the outpouring of emotion, support and love by our beloved patrons.

The term “family business” is too simple a descriptor for Vesuvio. The Pugliese family will always be grateful for the staff who became our Vesuvio family: seeing each other more than our nuclear families while we fed our guests’ families. Thank you for your years (and often decades) of service. We miss seeing your faces. Likewise, the Pugliese family also misses our extended family: our loyal guests and delivery clients. Spending time with you fed our souls, while we fed your families.

Thank you Toronto. Even though the ovens are cold, we’re sending you warm virtual hugs and pizzas!

Remembering Vesuvio's legacy

Toronto was first introduced to New York style pizza when the Pugliese family founded Vesuvio in 1957. Vesuvio has served the West Toronto area since Italian food was a novelty. Their recipes are always original and of the best quality. As the first and oldest pizzeria and spaghetti house in Toronto, they continue to be a family owned establishment and maintain the close attention given to their authentic Italian cuisine.

© 1957 - 2020 Vesuvio's Pizzeria & Spaghetti House. All rights reserved.