Team


Tom Polizzi

Chef/Proprietor

Tom's 43 years of experience has come by working at some of the finest restaurants in Rochester such as Tournedos Steak House, Rooney's, The Rochester Club, The Olive Tree, Richardson's Canal House, Park Avenue Pub, Guido's Pasta Villa, Llyod's, Hogan's Hideaway, Thruway Marriott, Airport Marriott and Stouffer's Hotel. Tom also served as the chef and car fueler for the Berg Race Team

Thomas "Marty" Moriarty

Sous Chef

Marty and Tom grew up across the street from one another and have known each other their entire lives. Marty is a retired Marine Veteran who worked in the commissary for the Rochester Fast Ferry, helped in the reopening of Deerfield country club where he worked for 4 years and was also the north east regional chef for Holiday Resorts retirement homes.

Linda Ortiz

Cook

Linda has been in the restaurant business for most of her life. Her family owned the former Streppa's Bistro in Webster and she also worked at the Grape Vine in East Rochester.

Kim Banker

Cook

Kim worked under Chef Polizzi for almost 9 years at Tournedos Steak House before working at the Grapevine Restaurant. Kim has worked at Wegmans for over 20 years doing everything from prepared foods to Sushi

Michael Ernst

Cook

Mike, who is the owners son in law, has been in the food industry for a number of years. He ran the burger bar and worked in many of the prepared foods areas at the Pittsford Wegmans. packaging department.

Brian Eddy

Bartender/Manager

Brian is a SOTA alumni and a member of the NOTA community. Brian comes to us with 10 years of bar tending experience along with having been a assistant food and beverage director at Morton's the Steakhouse, Holiday Inn and TGIF Fridays

Yosef "Joe" Bar-Tzur

Bartender/server

Joe joined our team in May of 2018 after spending the previous 15 years bar tending at Remington's Restaurant. Joe also worked a Jillians in Rochesters upper falls area

Joe Canny

Server

Joe has worked as a server for the last 35 years at some of Rochesters finest restaurants like the Rochester Club, Richardson's Canal House and Tournedo's Steak House with Chef Polizzi. Joe has also worked for Wegmans for over 15 years

Eileen Yates

Hostess & Server

Kristi Holler

Server

Along with serving at Polizzi's Kristi is also a counselor at Byron Bergen High School

Jessica Boddery

Hostess

Anna Theil

Hostess/Server

Anna got her 1st restaurant experience working with Tom in the kitchen at Tournedos. She is also a life guard and is working on getting her car racing license.