Domenic’s journey to the presidency of Pizza Nova is deeply rooted in his upbringing as the child of immigrant parents from the region of Basilicata, Italy. Back in 1963, his father and uncles opened one small, corner pizzeria in Toronto called Pizza Nova. When he was 14 years old, Domenic started working at the CNE location as a dishwasher, eventually ascending the ranks within the family business, taking on various roles. Today, as the President of Pizza Nova, Domenic’s story serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and a reminder that, with passion and dedication, one can turn humble beginnings into a legacy of success. Through his leadership, Domenic has left an enduring mark within the communities in which Pizza Nova serves.
Beyond his role as the President of Pizza Nova, Domenic is actively involved in community initiatives and philanthropy. In the fall of 2017, Domenic became a campaign chair for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation’s “It’s Our Time” campaign. Today, Domenic is an active volunteer and long-time supporter of the Love Scarborough Campaign. In September 2018, he was inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame which serves to honour citizens whose extraordinary contributions garner community pride.
Scarborough is home to the first Pizza Nova store opened in 1963 and continues to be home to the Pizza Nova Distribution Centre as well as several of their stores.
Domenic is happily married with two children. He is most fond of spending any free time with his family.