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Neighbourhood Profile: Christie’s Il Secondo

June 25th, 2018

Neighbourhood Profile: Christie


By: Shreya Pahwa




Name: Christies Il Secondo

Location: 802 C Broadway Ave

Social: @ChristiesIlSecondo on FB and Instagram





Christies Il Secondo is an artisan bakery, serving breads and pastries, Neapolitan pizzas, and Italian-inspired coffees, drinks and sandwiches. Recent addition to Il Secondo’s menu is a tapas menu served in the evening, featuring items such as charcuterie and bruschetta.



Fun Facts:

  • Currently, Il Secondo is hosting watch parties for the 2018 World Cup, and hosting Happy Hour with live music every Saturday!
  • During special events, the outdoor pizza oven, appropriately named Il Bambino, is brought out for pizza making. #PizzaOnTheGo







Full Name: Owned by the brother-sister duo of Blair and Tracey Muzzolini, with nephew Gabe rounding out the management team.  Although Il Secondo has a great team of staff, the young and young-at-heart Muzzolinis also stop by to lend a hand when needed. 

Business Started in:  Christies Bakery (33rd Street location) was started in 1932. The Muzzolini family took over in 1965, and in 2010 due to customer demand, opened up a second location on Broadway called Christies Il Secondo.



What makes Il Secondo unique?

Dedication to authentic and artisan approach for Pizza, Coffee, Bread, Pastry and unique family based customer service…customers are like family for us!



Favourite part of your job?

Hearing positive feedback from happy customers about the experience they had or something great they ate.



Something in your job that challenges you:

Trying to reach more customers to let them know about the cool things we do


Which menu items do you love to make?

Pizza…always fun to stretch and toss pizza dough.


Which menu items do you love to eat?

Besides pizza…any of the small sharing plates we recently added to the menu, esp the meatballs



Neighbourhood Love – Spots on Broadway that you love to go to and why:

Love hitting any of the many cool pubs, Yard & Flagon, Amigos, Leopold’s or the Hose. Lots of great staff at all those places…who love supporting local Broadway spots including our own…its community…great to return the love.