Our Story

Pizza Runs in Our Family

It all started in 1971 when the Simeonidis’ Family opened a little take out pizzeria in Thompson Manitoba while working at the Inco Nickel mines.

The Simeonidis dedication to great tasting food and great value made the little pizzeria a success. Within a year, it was the busiest pizzeria in Thompson.

In 1974 they moved the family to Winnipeg and opened a location at Waterloo and Corydon. Many more Winnipeg locations quickly followed. In 1990 they went international by opening in Fargo N.D., U.S.A.

One reason for their success is that they’ve always ensured that all menu items added over the years have been of the same high quality as their already famous pizza. They achieved this by sticking to their family’s tradition of making fresh dough, bread, sauces, salad dressings, and the traditional Greek foods, all from scratch. This did not go unnoticed and they were quickly becoming famous for more than just their pizzas.

Winnipeggers have acknowledged this dedication to tradition by awarding Santa Lucia Pizza with the following awards: ‘Best Pizza in Winnipeg’ by Uptown Magazine, the Consumers’ Choice Award for ‘Best Family Restaurant’, ‘Best Garlic Bread’ by the Winnipeg Free Press, ‘Best Greek Salad’ by the Winnipeg Tribune, and a ‘Best Food Booth’ from the Taste of Manitoba.

Various Santa Lucia Pizza locations are independently owned and operated so you may see slight differences in their menu selections. No matter which location you choose, deciding between the pizza, pasta, salads, signature chicken, ribs and the unforgettable Greek food will be a challenge. But whichever one you choose you will not be disappointed.

We warmly invite you to enjoy a meal and experience for yourself the heritage of the Simeonidis Family.

Santa Lucia Pizza, Morris Location Owners | Brothers

- Taso & Mike Simeonidis

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"Our father - Gus Simeonidis was one of the four brothers that founded Santa Lucia Pizza. Along with our mother - Anna and our sisters, we embraced the restaurant life; growing up and working alongside our parents, celebrated holidays, marriage, family gatherings and now raising our own children in the restaurant. We are proud and honoured to continue our parent's legacy alongside the extended Simeonidis family. Providing not just a place to eat amazing recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, but a place where our community can feel welcome, supported and a part of our Santa Lucia family."

Proud supporters of the Morris Curling Club and our local hockey team - Morris Twisters. 

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3 of the 4 founding Brothers

From left: Archie, Gus and George Simeonidis (Missing from photo is Lazaros)