World Pizza Champion!
Jun 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Paul Cataldo, Owner, Antonio's Italian Ristorante
World Pizza Champion!

Please Welcome Paul Cataldo, Owner and Operator of Antonio's Italian Ristorante. Paul is more than a restaurateur, he is an International Pizza Champion. When you meet Paul, you’ll first feel the intensity of his personality. He takes his restaurant and his food seriously. He’ll look you in the eye and give you his attention while fifty other demands are pecking at the door. That focus and intensity have given him the winning edge.

Born in Calabria Italy in 1962, Paul's family immigrated to the US in 1966. Paul worked for a family owned pizza restaurant 1979-1995 and became owner of Antonio’s Italian Ristorante in 1996. His 39 years in the industry has garnered him many awards, including:

  • 2004 1st place, Masterpiece Pizza Championship, Toledo Ohio (US Pizza Team)
  • 2004 3 rd place Americas Plate, New York
  • 2004 1 st place Pizza Quest Elkhart, IN
  • 2004-2008 Competed in World Pizza Championships in Salsomaggiore Italy
  • (2007 16 th place in the world- Pizza in Teglia)
  • 2005 2 nd place Masterpiece Pizza Championship, Toledo Ohio
  • 2005 2 nd place Largest Dough, Alamo Pizza Festival, San Antonio TX
  • 2007 3 rd place Pizza Pizzazz, NAPICS, Columbus OH
  • 2008 Asked to join and compete with” World Pizza Champions” Pizza Team
  • 2016 3 rd Place Gourmet pizza division NAPICS, Columbus Ohio
  • 2016 Top 4 NAPICS Traditional division
  • 2017 Best Pan Pizza from North America in World Pizza Championship (Parma Italy)
  • 2019 4 th place Mid-America Pizza Pizzazz Competition
  • 2019 1 st place International Pizza Competition Las Vegas (World Champion)

Restaurant Achievements

  • 2004-2008 Voted Best Pizza, Elkhart County
  • 2004-2008 Voted Best Italian Food, Elkhart County
  • 2015 People’s Choice, Best Italian Restaurant, Elkhart County
  • 2016 People’s Choice Best pizza, Elkhart County
  • 2016 People’s Choice Best Italian Restaurant, Elkhart County
  • 2017 Best of Elkhart, Best Italian Restaurant
  • 2018 Best of Elkhart, Best Fine Dinning
  • 2019 Goshen News, Best of the Best Pizza, Elkhart County
  • 2019 Goshen News, Best of the Best Italian Restaurant, Elkhart County

This will be a hybrid meeting - - you can attend in-person at Matterhorn Conference Center or virtually on Zoom at noon: 

Meeting ID: 960 144 8006
Passcode: 1917  

Whether we see you in-person at Matterhorn or see your chat broadcast on the screen, hope to see you there!