It all started in 1978 with a 15-year-old named Dave Collins who began working as a dishwasher and had a vision of becoming a restaurateur. Dave worked his way up through The Original Graziano’s Pizza Company in Southern California. After working 10 years for the company in several cities he met his wife and eventual business partner Carmen in the Mojave restaurant. In 1991 the Lancaster location became available for sale. Dave & Carmen took a gamble and bought the struggling pizzeria, often working 80 hours a week each, dedicating themselves to customer service and quality food. Vince’s soon became a staple in the local community with families, schools, and youth sports teams across the valley.
Within a few years, the small pizzeria had become the local hangout; it was often overcrowded on the weekends, with lines forming outside the restaurant. Dave and Carmen knew they had to expand and grow as a business. By 1996, they bought another struggling pizzeria on the east side of Lancaster, and also opened a site in the city of Palmdale in 2000. Next up was their biggest and most challenging project: relocating or expanding the original store on Ave. L. After 4 years of saving, planning and building, they moved into an 18,000 sq ft empty former Rite Aid drugstore located within the same shopping center. This new location would provide seating for over 400 guests and allow for games, prizes, sports and birthday party rooms: all of the things the smaller store was incapable of, and exactly what the community was wanting.
Vince’s Pasta & Pizza has continued to offer Old World family recipes that were brought over from Italy: we make our dough from scratch along with our sauces, Fresh Everyday. Vince’s Pasta & Pizza uses quality ingredients in the food products and the most flavorful ripest vegetables in your meals. Your Food will only be prepared after you order it. All the while providing you, your family, your friends, your teammates, and party guests with a comfortable and clean atmosphere. You can catch up on the latest game on one of our big screen TVs, celebrate a birthday, visit with friends, have a Fundraiser or just hangout enjoying your meal.
While the Vince’s family has changed over the years (new owners in Palmdale since 2010: Tom & Tina Levesque), our core values haven’t. "We felt Tom & Tina believed in the same business ideas along with customer satisfaction that will always be our #1 goal." "We want everyone to feel like a guest in our own home, you will often find us in the kitchen preparing your meal or out on the dinning room floor to greet you, we will not sacrifice customer service or quality food Ever, and that’s why we truly believe."
"ANYWHERE ELSE IS LESS THAN A MEAL" & "WHERE YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR SUCCESS"