NEWS

Sep
27
Sep
10
Team Member Spotlight: Aivy Ariza

Aivy Ariza, Regional Property Manager of Scotto Properties, who has been with the Company since November of 2014, is our Spotlight Team Member. Reporting to Peter Realmonte, Executive Vice President of Scotto, she believes for an individual to succeed, they truly must love what they do.

Hence, Passion. Passion is Aivy's favorite of our Core Values, and she brings that to work with her every day. Overseeing all of Scotto’s NJ and FL properties including the Morristown Corporate Office and leading the leasing and maintenance team, Aivy portrays a team mentality that proves to accomplish so much more benefiting both the individual as well the company’s strength.

Throughout her experiences with VRG/Scotto Properties, Aivy has lea...


Aug
26
Aug
08
VILLA RESTAURANT GROUP OPENS PIATTINO AT NEWARK LIBERTY INT.’L AIRPORT

NEWARK, NJ (July 31, 2019) – NJ based Villa Restaurant Group announces the opening of Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Piattino, developed in partnership with Areas, a leading provider of food & beverage and retail services in the travel industry, creates the neighborhood bistro feel where friends and family gather for laughs, great conversation, and delicious food.

A statement wall in the restaurant features the Italian phrase Mangia Bene, Vivi Meglio which translates to Eat Well, Live Better. Piattino really takes the “eat well” part to heart. Indulge your inner foodie with the Herbed Milk Ricotta followed up by the Braised Veal Gorgonzola Risotto. Or take comfort in the c...


Jul
29
Team Member Spotlight: Diego Mendia

Diego Mendia is a Multi-Unit General Manager for Newark Airport, where he manages Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Salsarita’s, and the upcoming Tony + Benny’s and Carlo’s Bakery. Diego started with VRG eleven years ago as a dishwasher and has worked his way up to a Multi-Unit General Manager. Diego cannot thank VRG enough for all the opportunities provided to him based on his hard work, family hospitality, integrity, innovation, successes and passion.


It is Diego’s passion for this business that provides his drive and energy to maximize his successes. Diego cannot speak enough praise for his mentor, Tony Scotti, Executive Vice President of the East Division explaining that it has been Tony who has continually been ...


Jul
22
Jul
10
IT’S LITERALLY JUST THE CRUST

Villa Italian Kitchen Offers Guests an Order of Pizza Crusts Only

MORRISTOWN, NJ (July 10, 2019)Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, has always been all about pizza, and knows there’s one thing all consumers can agree on: the crust is the best part of the slice! Highly coveted and a hot commodity, pizza crust is often saved as the last delicious doughy bites after a hot, fresh slice by carb-lovers everywhere. Now, Villa Italian Kitchen is proud to offer a tasty solution, and will be selling Just the Crust of its famed Neapolitan pizzas.

After receiving a record number of consumer inquiries regarding Villa Italian Kitchen’s crust and just what makes it so delicious, Villa ...


Jun
11
Team Member Spotlight: Kelly Kukaj

Kelly Kukaj is the General Manager at Café Villa; a full-service restaurant in our 40North Division located in Chatham, New Jersey.

On April 4 , 2019 Kelly celebrated his 25th year at VRG. Kelly tells his career story with such passion. When he was hired, he said he was just looking for an opportunity to work and VRG gave that to him. He started as a dishwasher and as he learned the business VRG gave him the opportunity to grow with the company. He worked his way through different positions until ultimately becoming the General Manager at Café Villa the same restaurant he started in 25 years ago.

Kelly’s says integrity is his favorite of all the VRG Core Values. He is an honest and sincere individual and that is how h...


Jun
11
Jun
10
Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Rabi

Amanda Rabi is a Beverage Manager at one of our 40NORTH units, the Office Tavern Grill in Summit, New Jersey.


Starting her career at VRG as a server in November of 2015, Amanda says of our 5 Core Values, Family Hospitality is her favorite. “Working at VRG is a great environment, everyone is very approachable and helpful. “ She further states, “Working here has made me a better leader. Everyday I learn something new that helps me be a better manager and to grow as a person”.


Amanda would like to continue to advance her career at VRG and become a General Manager or create a position of Corporate Trainer for 40NORTH Restaurants our full-service division of Villa Restaurant Group.

Kendra Mohan, District Manager, first...