An authentic story,
just like our food.
IT ALL STARTED WITH THE IDEA OF OFFERING A REAL ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE IN GROCERY STORES. AUTHENTIC, SIMPLE AND GOOD.
A sauce like our mothers would make. We started with 4 classic flavours. Prepared in Quebec, Canada, with Italian tomatoes from the Striano region of Italy, near Naples. Made with real ingredients without any preservatives or added sugar.
Our sauces quickly won the hearts of Canadians. Other sauces and products have emerged, including pasta, frozen pizzas, Italian sausages, meatballs, olive oils, vinegars, hazelnut cocoa spread and much more. All of our products share the same attention to detail with simple and real ingredients.
IN 2013, WE STARTED OUR JOURNEY IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS.
We are a perfect match and there is no better way to attest to it than the fact that we opened 4 successful restaurants in only 5 years: Impasto, Pizzeria Gema, Chez Tousignant and Vesta! Let’s also not forget our latest, and not the last, project: our products!
I HAD MY FIRST COOKING EXPERIENCES AS A YOUNG BOY ALONGSIDE MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHERS.
In my family, cooking is a big part of our lives. It isn’t an obligation or a hobby but a way of life. At the heart of our day-to-day, cooking is celebrated in the most traditional way: eating together.
In 2013, my partner and friend Michele Forgione and I started our great journey in the restaurant business.
WE ALSO SHARED A MUTUAL DREAM: TO HAVE OUR OWN RESTAURANT.
In 2011, I met Michele when he was the chef at Osteria Venti in Old Montréal. He was often praised by many for his great talent in Italian cuisine… and rightly so. I became an immediate fan of his cooking, but, most of all, of him as a person. We quickly developed a great friendship.
In 2013, we took the big leap and started our first restaurant, Impasto, in Little Italy.
A TASTE OF REAL
At Impasto, we celebrate Italian cuisine in an easy-going yet refined way, using the freshest local ingredients. The timeless design of the restaurant, with its use of natural elements ressemble a modern-day Italy.
It’s the neighbourhood pizza joint with a warm and friendly atmosphere! Gema offers a selection of seasonal starters, pizza, frozen custard… all made in-house.
What is Chez Tousignant’s mission? Bring back the respect the old-school snack bar had in its glory days! From the bread to the hot dog, everything is homemade and prepared with local products. Tous Chez Tousignant!
WHO SAYS ITALIAN MEAL, SAYS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
We are lucky to have several close by to equip us, share our passion and quench our thirst!