About Us

About Us

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

History

The Borio Family
The Borio Family - Italy
Grandfather Anthony Toscano and Grandmother Nicolina, on their wedding day. Grandpa Tony was the maker of soups, and pasta with the best pasta fagoli and lentil soup with homemade pasta. Grandmother Nicolina was one of the best bakers of Italian food for the gods, with cookies, cakes, and cheese cake to die for.
Judith Ann Borio - Chef Joe's mother
The Borio family featuring Grandfather Giuseppe, Grandmother Caroline, Joe Borio Sr. (Chef Joe's father), Aunt Francis, Uncle Phil, and Uncle Carlie. They all made magic in the kitchen.
Dr. / Chef Joe with his two young sons, Joey & Vito., many years ago. Vito & Joe's Extra Virgin Olive Oil is named after the 2 Borio boys.
Joe Borio Sr. many years ago in the restaurant kitchen cutting up NY strip stakes. Badabing!