Joe Borio was born on February 7th, 1965 and was the third of four children. The son of an avid food lover himself, his father, Joe, owned and operated a popular Italian restaurant in Central New York, Borio’s Restaurant. Borio’s Restaurant was originally opened by his grandfather Giuseppe and his grandmother Caroline after they arrived here from Italy. It was here working by his fathers side, as well as his grandmother Caroline, Joe fell in love with all things associated with Italian culture and food.
Joe’s mother and the Toscano family were also fabulous cooks and bakers, where “Joey” as he was affectionately called by his family, was always found cooking at his mothers or grandpa Tony’s side. Always baking Italian cookies, rolling out homemade pasta, making sauce, pasta fagoli, lentil soup and while listening to great Italian music surrounded by the family. Due to his love for Italian culture and food, while wanting to connect further with his family, Joe Borio had a fantastic idea.
In 2012, Joe Borio, with his sons started an olive oil business, producing their own olive oil, Vito and Joe’s Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil. Borio bought a villa in Italy and now owns and operates an Organic Farm and Olive Grove in a small village on the shore of the Adriatic. Cooking, spending time with family, friends, and sharing recipes, as well as creating new dishes to enjoy, have become his passion and joy of lifei