The best way to make Italian food is to start with the finest Italian ingredients. A tour of our product brands will demonstrate that Avolio Foods is a quality oriented food service provider. Our focus is on quality national brands, not private labels. We offer fair, consistent pricing all year round, without sales commissions being added to food costs. We provide our customers with information regarding their orders before they arrive at their establishments. We also offer our established customers multiple deliveries per week, with a minimum of worry.
In 1953, Pasquale Avolio left his homeland of Italy and migrated to Venezuela.Pasquale then applied for admission to the United States of America. In 1954,Pasquale and his wife joined his brothers Gaetano and Salavatore in Jeannette.The following year Pasquale sent for his sons Anthony (16) and Fernando“Freddie” (13); who remained in the Village of Pacentro, in southern Italy.Freddie went to work for his uncle Salvatore, proprietor of Jeannette Importing.In 1965 Pasquale and his sons went into business together and founded F&A Italian Store in Jeannette. The store measured 2,000 square feet and specialized in Italian foods. Three years after the founding of F&A, Pasquale passed away. Through the years, Freddie and Anthony’s focus on Italian foods, personalized service, and fair prices attracted growing numbers of both households and businesses.
Expansion followed into a larger location in Jeannette, allowing F&A to further service both retail and wholesale customers. In 1994, Freddie established Avolio Food Distributor in Jeannette. Avolio Food Distributor became strictly dedicated to servicing other locally owned and operated pizzeria/restaurant establishments.Since its conception in 1965, Freddie has continues to actively operate Avolio Food Distributor as his family owned and operated business.
Now approaching 50 years of business, Freddie continues with his dedication to all his customers. With hard work and loyalty, Freddie has shown that America truly is the land of opportunity.