HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday: 9am -8pm
Saturday: 8am -6pm
Special Holiday Hours
|"We are fanatical about both quality and authenticity and dedicated to sharing our passion for great food with you.
Carmine & Tony Caccioppoli
VINCENZO’s is owned and operated by brothers Tony and Carmine Caccioppoli, 2nd generation Caccioppolis in Canada, since 1967. Located at the Bauer Building, corner of Allen and Caroline Streets in Waterloo, Ontario
150 Caroline Street South
P: 519 741 1437
It has been over 4 decades since Vincenzo and Rita Caccioppoli opened up a small business in their home on Bridgeport Road, Waterloo, called: Italian Canadian Foods. In 1967, because of Vincenzo's longing and passion for the fine foods of his homeland, he started selling various foods primarily to the small Italian Community in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Vincenzo's goal was to keep prices low and provide excellent customer service.
It wasn't long before word spread about the small store, and Vincenzo was soon bringing in many new foods from other Mediterranean countries for his new customers. Soon, the store needed to grow and in 1992 the business was moved to 740 Belmont Ave. in Kitchener. In honour of Vincenzo, (who passed away that year) the business was renamed to: VINCENZO's Fine Foods.
January 2010 saw yet another move to 150 Caroline St. South, which brought the business back to Waterloo, it's current location. Click Here to See Waterloo Chronicle's Article
Today VINCENZO's is known locally for their award winning sandwiches and Artichoke Caponata! They carry a wide selection of olive oils, vinegars, homemade pasta, olives, deli meats, cheese and of course caponatas! VINCENZO's carries a wide selection of homemade specialities, such as homemade pasta, sauces and pasta dishes always in the tradition and committment of using only the best and freshest ingredients in everything made on the premises.
At VINCENZO's you can also find rare and difficult to find products from around the world and plus a wide selection of Gluten Free and Diabetic items. VINCENZO's new location also includes a Butcher,Seafood Counter, Sushibar, Gigantic Pastry Counter, Gelato Bar, Flower Shop, Cafe and 2 outside patio locations for sitting down to enjoy your treat!
VINCENZO's fine selection of imported foods has changed and grown over the past 4 decades, but the commitment to quality has been constant. As in the tradition of Vincenzo Caccioppoli sons Tony and Carmine continue to offer the finest gourmet foods from Italy and the Mediterranean, at reasonable prices, with excellent service.
The following is a story written by Vincenzo's daughter, Lucianna, which was published in a local book about immigrants
"In search of a better life... "
A Story written by Vincenzo's daughter, Lucianna
What was he thinking of that day in the summer of 1951 as he stood motionless looking out over the Gulf of Naples? With the warm and passionate rays of "O Sole Mio" guiding him up the ramp and onto the deck of the great ship," The Argentina."
Was he apprehensive as he looked out and waved "Arrivaderci" to his sacred Vesuvio and to his family that had gathered on the shore to bid farewell to a brave son and soldier. Was he fearful of venturing out to the new world as had Cristopher Colombus, a native son or simply afraid of remaining in an impoverished post war Italy with no future in view. Staring out to shore, did he perhaps memorize every expression on the faces of his beloved "Napolitani", a people full of love, a zest for life and a passion for singing.
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