Fazio's Pizzeria e Grill
Restaurants - Hampton, VIC
Fazio's Pizzeria e Grill is located in Hampton Victoria. Fazio’s is committed to providing our customers the best possible seasonal produce cooked with both love and professionalism.
Fazio’s first opened on the 16th of December 1993, originally with myself and my brothers, Frank and Tony. We felt there was a need for a restaurant in the Hampton area that offered a more traditional style of not only food but service. We hinged our marketing around the fact that we were going to cook our pizza's in a wood fired oven rather than the gas or electric ovens that were the norm around Melbourne at that time. Infact the only other wood oven was at The Stoke House in St Kilda, an oven that my brother Tony had helped set up when he got back from Italy. Tony had worked in a pizza restaurant in our home town for about 2 years and had a pretty good understanding of how they worked
Our product still adheres to our original premise of fresh produce, cooked simply and served in a friendly but professional manner, our product range has grown the menu is bigger and some 15 years ago we aquired a liquor license so we now also serve alcohol and have added a catering division which grew out of a desire of our patrons to have our food served in their homes. We also now provide cooking classes, as usual we do things a little bit differently as we conduct them in the comfort of peoples homes.
Staff levels have changed dramatically over the years, in 1996 we expanded the seating capacity of Fazio’s from 40 to 75 this required more people to run it, we now operate with about 20 staff.