|In 1973 Via Veneto was
purchased and run by brothers, Domenico and Natale Stabile, along
with their cousin, Vito Parisi. All three gentleman came to America
with their families from Sicily, Italy in 1969 and saw a great opportunity
in opening and running this business together. The first pizza shop
was located in Logan Square Shopping Center on Markley Street. In
1978 it moved to another location in the same shopping center for
five years. In 1983 Via Veneto relocated across the street to 1803
Markley Street where it still operates today.
Vito, Domenic and Natale have worked hands on during the past 40 years
overseeing and guiding every process of their restaurant and Italian
ice manufacturing. Their strict attention to every detail has and
continues to produce a superior product for their customers. Their
main focus has always been providing customers with a delicious product,
offering a traditional thin crust pizza and their well-known Sicilian
pie. The homemade eggplant parm, chicken parm, cheesesteaks, and hoagies
have also been favorites for many, many years.
Their Italian Ice was first made in 1976 for friends and family to
taste, and has been a hit ever since. There are 26 flavors sold in
coliseums, stadiums, major league training camps, amusement parks,
institutions, county and state fairs, convenience stores, the finest
restaurants and takeouts, mobile marketing vehicles, flea markets
and many other businesses.
Via Veneto prides itself on being a family restaurant with a warm
and friendly atmosphere. It is a family business where the children
of the owners are now second generation management and look forward
to carrying the business forward for many years to come. The staff
is consistent and in most cases they know your name and order when
you walk through the door. There are remarkable employees that have
worked here for over 20 years, providing families in Norristown and
surrounding areas with great meals. They play a huge part in keeping
locals coming back for more. Via Veneto looks forward to serving the
families of Norristown and all surrounding areas for many years to
come and thanks all of the customers for their dedication and support
over the years! The gratitude is immeasurable!
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