About Us

Taste Tradition

From Our Family to Yours

Food has always been a part of our lives. We know what we like: good food, good wine and good company.

We believe that good food does not have to be difficult to prepare. It is our experience that the opposite is true – simplicity in the kitchen leads to food that is timeless. We’re not looking to put a new spin on pasta. We make traditional Italian food from recipes that have been a part of our family for generations. We prepare everything on the premises from start to finish and use only the freshest (local whenever possible) and finest ingredients. It is with these beliefs that we hope to connect with our customers.

Quite simply, we have a passion for cooking and take pleasure in cooking for people. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your meal as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you.

The Kotsovos Family

Our Story


In December of 1970, the original Jim’s Pizzeria was opened at 26 Front St. in Trenton. The little take-out with a few tables offered lasagna, pizza and spaghetti. Thus, the menu was limited and the idea was simple: prepare everything from start to finish and use only the freshest ingredients. From the pizza dough to the sauces, everything was prepared on the premises. The “homemade” approach, and a genuine desire to please, were believed to be the reasons for the instant popularity of Jim’s Pizzeria.


In 1978, a tragic fire began at one end of Front St. and spread, destroying the entire block including the original Jim’s Pizzeria. The new Jim’s Pizzeria & Dining Lounge opened across the road in July of that year. Along with the extended name came a brand-new dining area, separate from the take-out, with room to accommodate more customers. To complement the increased seating capacity and atmosphere, an expanded menu, which offered chicken and veal dishes and the now famous Caesar salad, was introduced.


The menu continued to expand and business continued to grow. The homemade approach was definitely a success. The only thing missing was a servicescape to complement the cuisine. A vision of utilizing the Trent River as a backdrop had long been a regret with respect to the construction of the restaurant in 1978. Confident that this idea would be popular, the wheels were put in motion for a new, more enhancing dining area to be created. With the construction of such a restaurant, the title of Pizzeria would no longer apply. Thus, Tomasso’s was founded in 1999. The Jim’s Pizzeria name, however, would be kept to service the delivery and take-out divisions of the restaurant.


Tomasso’s Italian Grille, the newest incarnation of Jim’s Pizzeria, has enjoyed inconceivable success. The founding owners have overseen tremendous growth all along the way. The Fratelli Room was completed in 2014 and 2022 will mark the opening of the newly renovated Take-Out area. The Kotsovos Family is proud to see their vision of hospitality has connected with so many people living in and visiting the Bay of Quinte region.