Salvatore's Jacksonville, FL Grand Opening
Tuesday February 13, 2024

Salvatore's is going South! 

Salvatore's is excited to announce our newest master franchisee, Dr. Ferdinand Formoso. Dr. Formoso and wife, Elisa are heading up the expansion of Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria in the State of Florida, with our first store opening in Jacksonville. 

This location has an emphasis on Salvatore's Famous Rochester, NY style pizza. They will also be offering calzones, wings, salads & desserts.  This location will offer dine-in, take-out, delivery and online ordering at

Grand Opening Details:

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Ribbon Cutting: 2:00PM
Grand Opening: 3:00PM
Location: Salvatore's @ Tapestry Park, 4820 Deer Lake Drive West, Jacksonville, FL


"After 45 years and 30+ locations, this is a dream come true for our Salvatore's Pizza Family," said Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo, Founder of Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria, "I never thought that my high school home economics project would result in such a great lifetime achievement."

SoccerSam credits a lot of the company's success to his dream team from Rochester, NY: wife Linda Fantauzzo, Kayla Kent-Moreira, Ashley Solomianko, and Silvio Fantauzzo. Also, his support staff, past & current Franchisees & employees, vendors, marketing friends and amazing customers since 1978! He is excited to add to his dream team in Florida with Dr. Ferdinand Formoso and wife, Elisa. 

WHY PINK? This Jacksonville, FL location is Salvatore's first location to be fully branded PINK. Salvatore's supports the Breast Cancer Coalition with monthly donations and was the first pizzeria to offer pink pizza boxes year round to continuously raise awareness for Breast Cancer. "Every month should have an emphasis on raising awareness for Breast Cancer, not just the month of October." said Kayla Kent-Moreira, President of Salvatore's.

"Elisa and I are so grateful for the opportunity that Sam and the entire Salvatore's family has given to us. This is so much more than a franchise, it's a family" said Dr. Ferdinand Formoso, Master Franchisee of Salvatore's in Florida, "This journey has been one of the most rewarding in my professional career and I look forward to opening many more locations in the future."

Salvatore's Pizza started as a High School Home Economics project in 1978 by Salvatore Fantauzzo. Today they have 30 locations in the Rochester, NY area and now starting their expansion outside of New York. Read Salvatore's full company history at

Media Contact: Kayla Kent-Moreira,