Heart-Shaped Pizza Supports Cardiac Care

Joe Ciaravino of Antonino's Original Pizza shows off a heart shaped pizza at Windsor Regional Hospital, February 13, 2017. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

The owner of Antonino’s Original Pizza is challenging other pizzeria owners in the city to donate to the Cardiac-Angioplasty Program at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Every year Joe Ciaravino donates proceeds from his heart shape pizza sales to the program.

He says he’s noticed a lot of other pizza places offering heart-shaped pizzas and he’d like to see others get involved.

“The cause is a very worthy one so I put a challenge out to all pizzeria in town to hop on board,” says Ciaravino. “Donate a dollar from the sale of every heart-shaped pizza, start selling those paper hearts during the month of February and see what we can do to support local health care.”

Each year Ciaravino donates around $2,500 to the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation through the sales of his heart-shaped pizzas and desserts. He’s donated around $10,000 since he started this tradition.

Heart-shaped pizzas are still available to order but Ciaravino warns there may be a long wait on Valentine’s Day if you did not pre-order. He is offering the special pizzas throughout the month of February.