A Slice of Villa: Family Hospitality

The phrase “from our family to yours” represents Villa’s corporate identity -- but what does it really mean? To us at VRG, it’s much more than a slogan: it expresses the warmth and daily commitment to quality upon which Villa Restaurant Group was founded. Here at VRG, family comes first. From the very beginning, family has been a huge part of the VRG origin story, as well as our company culture. Whether you’re spending time with the Scotto’s in our corporate office or working with Team Members (family style!) in one of our restaurants, family is a pervasive theme for VRG…as it should be, considering it is one of our core values. Family hospitality is the foundation of our business, wherein we uphold the Scotto Family’s vision to “treat everyone in a warm, friendly, genuine manner, as you would family.”

For those of you who don’t know, what started in 1964 as Villa Pizza, a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, has grown into VRG, an international organization. Michele Scotto, Sr., the founder of VRG, had a vision: to build an organization with strong principles and family hospitality in mind. While it’s true that Villa Restaurant Group has expanded to include a large portfolio of brands, we will always take pride in being a company managed by one big family. To us, this means a more personal touch in food preparation, and a more family-oriented approach to supporting franchisees and helping them ensure the success of their families’ businesses and futures.

We love hearing about outstanding examples of our Team Members upholding our core value of family hospitality; as well as from our guests – and we consistently do in our reviews. Guests love letting us know that the service they receive at our restaurants is great; whether it’s a Team Member brightening their day, or just an example of fantastic service that made them feel like family, we’re always thrilled to hear about the great work by our Team Members. We hope you stop in soon and allow us to treat you well, too.

From our family to yours!