The Enzo Story
The story goes something like this…
I had to take the bus to work one fateful morning because my car wouldn’t start.
As the door opened I was greeted with a huge smile; the Italian looking bus driver welcomed me aboard and introduced himself as Enzo. Not what I’d been expecting; a smiling bus driver.
It turned out that my car had a serious problem so I had to catch that same bus every morning for 2 weeks, but I didn’t mind. The bus was full every day with happy people and I’m sure it was because Enzo had such an amazingly positive attitude toward his work and his life and it was infectious. It was so infectious that even after my car was repaired, I still continued on Enzo’s Energy Bus so I could get my daily fix of positivity.
I got to know Enzo quite well and we often met up for coffee and it was during one of these get togethers that he told me about his real passion in life; his love of pizza. He regaled me with stories of his time in Italy. The fresh coffee; the crispy thin pizzas; the company of good friends. It was then he told me his dream; to own a restaurant but one that was different.
The more we spoke, the more he hooked me in. Enzo made me see how important it was to have a positive attitude and to have a job that you find fun. It was Enzo’s dream but he was so passionate; he created such a great vision that I knew this was my destiny. “Let’s do it” I told him!
That day it was born.
The focus was fresh pizza. It was about creating a menu that was different from everywhere else. To create something that stood out from the crowd. A restaurant that embraced the modern society we lived in.
We made a commitment; we’d make the pizza dough fresh every day. We’d make our own pasta and sauces on site because that way we’d know to the gram what goes into them. We’d do all of this and create a space that friend’s could hang out in and have fun. We’d do more than just provide great food; we’d deliver great experiences.
But then it happened. Enzo got the call that his mother was unwell so he had to return home to care for her. He told me to take his dream forward and make him proud. The condition was that we do 4 things:
1) dream BIG
2) never give up
3) be positive
4) have fun!
So that’s just what we did and in his honour we named the restaurant after him…