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Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd.
FoundedScarborough, Canada (May 12, 1963 (1963-05-12))
FounderSam Primucci
Number of locations
140+ stores
Area served
Key people
Domenic Primucci (President)
ProductsPizza, Panzerotti, Sandwiches, Chicken wings

Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd., doing business as Pizza Nova, is a Canadian franchise chain of pizza restaurants headquartered in Scarborough, Toronto.[1] The chain was founded on 12 May 1963 by a young family of Italian immigrants. The first restaurant was located in the eastern Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Ontario on Kennedy Road near Lawrence Avenue, which currently operates under the name Nova Ristorante.

There are more than 140 locations in Canada. Pizza Nova's competitors include: Pizza Pizza, Pizza Hut, 241 Pizza, Little Caesars, Domino's Pizza and other regional pizza chains.

The Pizza Nova location in Varadero, Cuba is not related but uses a similar logo formerly used by the Canadian company.[2]


The chain was founded by a young family of Italian immigrants—consisting of Sam Primucci, and his brothers Mike, Vince, and Joe—originating from Basilicata, Italy.[3] Their first location opened on 12 May 1963 at the corner of Lawrence Avenue East, just west of Kennedy Road.

Following many years of success in both their delivery and walk-in services, the restaurant opened their first franchised store in 1969.[4]

Upon celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, the pizza chain also announced their partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre as their official pizza supplier, starting in January 2014, and continuing for a three-year agreement.[5]


Some of Pizza Nova's signature products include:[6]

Signature pizzas

  • Banquet Cheddar
  • Calabrese
  • Deluxe
  • Napoletana
  • Primavera
  • Pizza Pollo
  • Porco Pazzo
  • Roasted Parma
  • Meat Supreme
  • Pepperoni
  • Josh Donaldson's Pick
  • Quattro Stagioni
  • Mediterranean
  • Portabellissimo
  • Super Gourmet
  • Super Hawaiian
  • Veggie
  • Cheddar Supreme

Pesto pizzas

  • Chicken Florentine
  • Tuscan Pesto

White pizzas

  • Bruschetta Pizza
  • Basilcata
  • California
  • Chicken Alla Bianca
  • Greek Bruschetta
  • Il Giardino
  • Porchetta and Hot Peppers
  • Spicy Porchetta

The beverages that Pizza Nova sells are Coca-Cola products.


  1. ^ "Contact." Pizza Nova. Retrieved on December 6, 2012. "2247 Midland Ave., Toronto, ON, M1P 4R1"
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  3. ^ "Meet Pizza Nova's Domenic Primucci". Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ "History". Pizza Nova. Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  5. ^ "PIZZA NOVA – THE OFFICIAL PIZZA OF THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS". Pizza Nova. Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
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