If you’re in the mood for some delicious Italian food, Piccini Italian Takeout is the place for you! This new takeout spot is now open in Torrance, and it offers an amazing selection of classic dishes. Whether you’re craving a hearty pasta dish or a tasty pizza, Piccini Italian Takeout has it all.
Owned and operated by the fourth generation South Bay restauranteur, Vince Giuliano and his family, who brought you Gaetano’s Restaurant (est. 1993). It had been the family’s dream to open an Italian takeout spot in the South Bay for years. Finally, after being faced with setbacks during COVID, that dream became a reality. In Italian, PICCINI means “little ones” and was named after Vince and his wife Giordana’s two little boys, Luca and Nico. The family-friendly spot offers convenient takeout and delivery options, so you can enjoy their food from the comfort of your own home. Stop by today and check out all they have to offer!
Community Spotlight: Piccini Italian Takeout
Tell us about Piccini Italian Takeout
“Our family started Gaetano’s Restaurant in 1993, serving the South Bay homemade Italian foods in a comfortable setting. Seeing that there is a need for Italian Takeout, we opened Piccini Italian Takeout in February 2022. We focus on serving homemade Italian foods, using quality ingredients for takeout, curbside pick up and delivery.”
What inspired you to launch this business?
“When the pandemic hit, Gaetano’s was reduced to only takeout. Although we missed serving guests at the restaurant, we were delighted to know guests were enjoying our food at home. This was the spark that ignited our interest in starting a takeout only business.”
What is one of your proudest moments?
“Recently, a guest told us their child never eats pizza crust. Like most kids, they devour the pizza toppings and leave the crust behind. When they had our pizza, they left nothing behind and ate the entire crust. It’s a proud moment because it shows that even the next generation of pizza lovers enjoys our pizza.”
What can one expect when eating Piccini?
“Our guests can either order online, over the phone or in person. Most call in or order online, and we happily accept guests walking in. We are on the corner of a cozy shopping center with ample parking. When you pull up in your car, there are curbside pick up signs with a phone number to text, which then goes directly to our text service. Soon after, one of our team members comes out with your food directly to your car. You receive the food and you’re on your way. It’s quick and easy!“
Tell us a little more about you?
“Vince was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles, is a 4th generation restaurateur, and part of the family that founded the Original Giuliano’s Delicatessen in Gardena (est. 1952) and Gaetano’s Restaurant in Torrance (est. 1993). Growing up in the food business, Vince learned all aspects of the industry from a young age, and had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy and attended Apicius Culinary School in Florence while simultaneously working for various restaurants in Italy. After college, Vince began working at Gaetano’s and since then, has received many awards such as ‘South Bay’s Best Italian Restaurant’ voted by the Daily Breeze and the 2021 Community’s Child ‘Making A Difference Award’. – Vince Giuliano
“Giordana was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles, and graduated from the University of Michigan. Giordana has worked on various advertising and marketing accounts such as Toyota, Kia, Mitsubishi, The Bay Club Company and Motor Trend, and simultaneously danced as a Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader from 2016-2017. When Giordana met Vince in 2011, she not only fell in love with Vince but also the food business, and her passion for Italian culture, family, and food made it evident that she wanted to be a part of the family business as head of marketing for the restaurants. Giordana and Vince enjoy spending time with their two young children, Luca and Nico and recently opened Piccini Italian Takeout in February 2022.” – Giordana Giuliano
How do you give back to the Community?
“We have a “Round Up and Give Back” campaign where each month we pick a local non-profit to partner with. We offer our guests the opportunity to round up their check to the nearest dollar, then the restaurant matches the donation. We appreciate all local non-profits as they are making a big difference in the lives of many, but we give and receive the most support from Community’s Child in Torrance. They do so much for the community and we’re happy to be a part of that support. “
Special Offer For Local Anchor Community:
Mondays we have a Free Delivery offer through our online ordering portal. Use code: DELIVERY. Visit www.EatPiccini.com to place an order.
Piccini Italian Takeout