New first of its kind gourmet pizza opens in Mississauga

Published October 4, 2022 at 12:11 pm

If you think you’ve had the best frozen pizza, think again. Chiara Cucina’s gourmet frozen pizza serves up the city’s best pie you’ll ever try — and you’d never know it was frozen.

Chiara Cucina is a newly-opened gourmet pizza company, specializing in authentic Italian frozen pizzas that can be delivered right to your door, and baked within 9-minutes.

You may be wondering… What makes Chiara Cucina different from every other frozen pizza you’d find in the frozen-aisle of your grocery store? And the answer is simple – Chiara Cucina’s pizzas are made locally in-house, in a peanut-free facility, with high-quality fresh and seasonal ingredients, vacuum sealed for ultimate freshness. There are even Halal and vegetarian options available. To top it off (literally), the tomato sauce used on the pizza is a traditional family recipe, coming all the way from Matera, Italy.

Founded by Lino and Sylvia Di Cecca, Chiara Cucina was inspired by Lino’s mother, Chiara. In Chiara’s cucina (kitchen) all recipes were made from scratch. After harvesting vine-ripened tomatoes, Chiara made fresh sauce for pastas, pizzas, and other dishes.

Fresh ingredients were always used by Chiara to make fillings for pasta, preserves and so much more. In fact, many of the recipes featured on the menu at Chiara Cucina come from “Mamma” Chiara herself, allowing you to savour Italy any time you want.

Lino’s mother took such great pride and care in her cooking, igniting his own passion towards his culinary journey – beginning at home, but later in life taking him through some amazing business opportunities.

Back in the ‘90s, Lino opened an Italian specialty cafe called Lettierii’s. He later sold this business and ventured to the States to set up shop for five years in Vermont, owning and operating La Pista, an exclusive fine dining Italian restaurant. In 2001, Lino opened On The Move Catering and Events which caters to a variety of venues and still runs today. In 2015, Lino and Sylvia opened Pizzeria Dei Sassi  in Mississauga, a fast-casual Italian restaurant, and now… Chiara Cucina, which opened this year!

Try not to drool while reading this, but, below you’ll find some of the staple pizzas at Chiara Cucina, available for delivery or pick-up:

  • Margherita: Tomato sauce made in house, mozzarella cheese, basil, parmesan cheese and bocconcini.
  • Carnivora: Tomato sauce made in house, mozzarella cheese, sweet sausage, soppressata, pancetta and parmesan cheese.
  • Vegetariana: Tomato sauce made in house, mozzarella cheese, zucchini, eggplant, red peppers and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Dolce E Salato Al Pollo: Tomato sauce made in house, mozzarella cheese, chicken, red peppers, bbq sauce and red onion.
  • Chiara: Tomato sauce made in house and mozzarella cheese.

Currently, Chiara Cucina delivers to all of Mississauga, Peel and Halton region. There is also a pick-up option at their facility located at 5200 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. Pizzas can be ordered for delivery or pick-up, in packages of six, eight and 10, all of which can be different (or the same) through the ‘Build Your Box’ option on their website.

If you’re placing your first order with Chiara Cucina, you can get 21% off with promo-code: WELCOME21

In addition to this local, family-run business, Chiara Cucina understands the value in giving back to their local communities, and does so through their ‘Pizza For Profit’ Fundraising Program.

This program was designed to make fundraising events as easy as possible, with a variety of gourmet frozen pizza options available, tailored to everyone’s tastebuds. The program also offers incredible incentives to help motivate your team towards success. For more information about the Pizza for Profit program, and how you can get your own company involved, visit the program guide here.

During your next at-home gathering, save time on prep and opt-out of chopping different pizza toppings. Avoid the age-old arguments between loved ones over the best takeout pizza place. Focus your time on making unforgettable memories with family and friends by featuring Chiara Cucina’s gourmet frozen pizzas – you’ll be sure to WOW your guests, and no one needs to know… That it’s frozen.

For more information about Chiara Cucina, visit their website or contact a staff member here. Be sure to also follow Chiara Cucina on Instagram and Facebook for frequent updates.

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