About Us

Founded in 1950, Los Angeles-based Venice Bakery is one of the country’s largest family-owned pizza manufacturers. We supply the food service industry, grocery stores and markets, as well as restaurants and pizza chains across America. From our humble beginnings of artisanal breads and crusts, Venice continues to satisfy customers with a wide variety of delicious, convenient, and health conscious products.


Venice Bakery prides itself on adhering to the values which have shaped our mission from day one. Special attention to ingredients and processes, and a continued emphasis on the fundamentals of the age-old bread-making tradition set our handcrafted breads and gluten-free products apart from soft, preservative-filled commercial breads.

Venice Bakery is committed to ongoing innovation and product development, and to perfect every one of our products for maximum taste and healthfulness. We are proud that our dedicated gluten free facility in America has been tested and certified by the Celiac Sprue Association. And in the UK our products carry the internationally recognised crossed grain symbol which is issued by Coeliac UK.

When it comes to our customers’ health and satisfaction, we take no shortcuts.

Great Grandfather Don Felipe (”The Chief”),
Uncle Johnny, Grandpa (Nazzareno Palmer)




Our Story

Several years ago, Venice Bakery President, Jimmy DeSisto, was asked by Dr. Karima Hirani, a practitioner of holistic medicine at the University of Southern California, to create a good-tasting, gluten-free pizza for her students and patients. Dr. Hirani explained that a gluten-free diet improved the behavioral patterns of many of the autistic children she treated – and that was all the inspiration that Mr. DeSisto needed. He set out to research the gluten-free market, intent on producing the perfect gluten-free pizza crust – one that would meet Venice Bakery’s rigorous standards.

In collaboration with our team of skilled bakers, Mr. DeSisto combined their exceptional/signature craftsmanship with Venice Bakery’s dedication to artisanal baking techniques. Dr. Hirani’s reaction after her first bite convinced us that together they had discovered the perfect combination of ingredients, and it remains the secret recipe we use at Venice Bakery today.

Jimmy DeSisto - President Venice Bakery

Jimmy DeSisto - President of Venice Bakery



Registered Name
Venice Bakery (UK) Ltd

Registered Address:
The Old Barn, Wood Street, Swanley, Kent. BR8 7PA.

Office Address:
Unit 4, Crown House, Queen Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4BT.

Contact Number
020 8616 1141

Company Number:
07942613