About Us


Founded in May 2000, Rustica Foods is a family run business that has become an industry leader in the production of authentic Italian products, but our story began long before that. In 1958, Giuseppe Morgante opened one of the first Italian bakeries in Montreal and helped introduce fresh tomato pizzas to this vibrant city. Almost 40 years later, the Morgante family open their first Pizzeria and from there Rustica Foods was founded. Today, our name is recognized for our distinguished pizzas, frozen pizzas and focaccias.

Rustica Foods serves four principal market segments:

Retail, Wholesale, Foodservice & Private Label, with;

  • Ready-to-Eat Fresh Tomato Pizzas (without preservatives)
  • Par-baked Premium Pizza Crusts
  • Fresh & Frozen Topped Par-baked Crust Pizzas

Our business’ focus has always been and will always be about creating convenient fresh and frozen pizzas and focaccias of superior quality. Operating in a modern and fully certified facility, equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, has allowed us to continuously flourish. We have created a flexible environment that is critical in meeting our clients demands. This versatility has also allowed us to continue to develop new and innovative solutions, all the while maintaining the highest standards in the production of prestigious products and services – with competitive pricing for retail, national brands and private label customers.

May 2000

Rustica Foods was founded.


Rustica brand is launched in the Quebec market.


Rustica Foods opens its first 5500 sq. ft. commercial bakery in Montreal North to begin supplying supermarket chains with their fresh tomato pizza.


"Rustica Foods expands their production facility to 8800 sq. ft. to accommodate their growing demand" – news reported by Montreal Gazette and La Presse newspapers.

May 2005

May 9th, 2005

From their home to yours

"The Morgante clan have transformed their family pizza recipe into a successful business that stocks Quebec's grocery shelves"

Donna Nebenzahl

May 2005


May 24th, 2005

"Maman, papa et les enfants mettent
tous la main à la pâte... à pizza"



Rustica Foods is one of the first in the industry to receive HACCP certification.


With the addition of multiple new product lines (focaccias, crusts and various topped pizza) a third expansion became necessary. At this time, Rustica moves to an 18000 sq. ft. commercial building in Montreal.

June 2013

RUSTICA Delivers Pizza to Retailers

June 9, 2013

"Successful food business is a product of hard work, lean times, and big dreams"

Paul Delean


Rustica Foods acquires MIA FOODS Inc. a longstanding family business, producing a complete line of Italian style shelf-stable par-baked pizza crusts.


Serving over 8,000 retail customers across North & South America, Rustica Foods expands for a fourth time to a 60,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. A custom and flexible production line was exclusively designed for Rustica Foods, and is the most versatile and one of a kind plant in North America.

November 2017

New Rustica Foods plant is awarded CFIA certification.


Learn about our company & our array of products and discover how we pride ourselves in continuously offering quality food & service!

May 2020

Celebrating 20 years in business!


In 2010, Vincent Giove, a family friend joined Rustica as a partner.

Vincent Giove, a young entrepreneur with a background in pizza manufacturing. Named to Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2021


Rustica Foods expands for the fifth time with a 82,000 sq. ft. facility for storage purposes.

May 2023

Awarded one of Canada's Best Managed Companies!

May 2023

LaPresse Journal Des Affaires

May 9th, 2023

"Sociétés les mieux gérées L’innovation comme remède à l’incertitude"

May 2023

Globe and Mail

May 9th, 2023

"How Rustica Foods embraces innovation in the pizza category."

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