Mario Lombardo - That’s Italian Ristorante

Mario Lombardo

Favourite Food: Grilled Seafood

The restaurant industry was something Mario never thought he would be in since arriving in Canada in the late 60s. After a brief stint in construction, he found himself working at the legendary Vesuvio Pizzeria where he learned to make pizzas.  From there he went on to open Capi’s Pizza and eventually he bought and took over the ever-popular Regina Pizza on College St.

Even though most of his friends are retired.  Mario still makes it a habit to come to the restaurant everyday to see that everything runs smoothly.  He enjoys going to his suppliers to personally select his meats and produce. He wants all his guests to feel like they’re part of the family. It’s no surprise you’ll often see him walking the dining room greeting everyone.