The owners, Peter & Tony Sparacio, were both born in a small town in Sicily. Their father brought Peter with him to Brooklyn, N.Y. in the early seventies. Here they both worked with their relatives in the family owned pizza shops. In 1976 they bought Riviera 1 from Peter’s father’s brother in Medford Lakes. Younger brother Tony, who had come over to the States in 1974 and at the age of 15, entered into the family business. Their father passed away in 1981 so the brothers took over the business with their mother, who at 75 still helps out today, making many of the Italian sauces, and the home made soups. In 1991 they bought the Red Rooster deli at the corner of Tuckerton & Taunton Rds in Medford and thus came Riviera 2. Their success has come from hard work, and a dedication to offering their customer the VERY best product made from a family recipe using only the finest quality ingredients they can buy.