We are proud to serve our delicious Pictou County style pizzas made from only the freshest, high quality ingredients.
We buy our ingredients from local suppliers. We are committed to quality, consistency and fast, friendly service. Our Authentic Pictou County Pizza recipe has been handed down from our parents who were the first to produce the Famous "Pictou County Brown Sauce Style of Pizza" in the area in the 1960's. Many attempt to reproduce our family's recipe, with little success.
In the photo is Pota Kouyas (the owners mother) preparing our Authentic Pictou County Pizza Recipe in the 1960's at the family's iconic Foord St., Stellarton location. We Still Prepare our recipe the same way !
Doug and Angela (Kouyas) Bonvie are the owners of Pictou County Pizza Inc. in New Glasgow, NS, were born and raised in Pictou County and both have 20 + years’ experience in the pizza industry.
The Sauce Origins
After immigrating to Canada and marrying in Montreal, Demetre and Pota sponsored Demetre's little brother George's immigration to Canada. In the early 1960’s Demetre (Jim) & George Kouyas were both working in Montreal at different Restaurants and one of their bosses, Nikos Geroulakos, had a sister and brother-in-law in New Glasgow, NS named Katina and Nick Manos (who later became Angela “Kouyas” Bonvie’s God-parents). This connection with Nick Manos is what brought the brothers to Pictou County. Their sister Alice helped finance the purchase of the Washington St. grocery store that would one day become Alice's Pizza. The family lived and worked at that location, operating as a neighborhood Grocery store for five years. The two brothers eventually bought the Foord St. location. Demetre (Jim) and George worked together on a basic tomato sauce for their pizza but soon their friend Nikos Geroulakos came to visit the brothers. During his visit Nikos showed Demetre (Jim) and Geroge how to add certain spices (the secrets) and “TIE” the sauce which gave the sauce it’s famous brown (it’s actually a reddish brown) color. Soon after the success of Sam's restaurant their sister Alice converted the grocery store to Alices Pizza with her husband Bob.
Over the years the business and family continued to grow. Another brother, Stavros (Stevie), joined the team and went on to open his own location in Westville which is now known as Acropole Pizza. Although Stavros has passed his family continues to operate the Acropole Pizza.
Pictou County Pizza, at 814 Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow continues to make the authentic "brown sauce" pizza recipe which was created by our family in the 1960s.
From our family to yours,
Doug & Angela Bonvie
Pictou County Pizza Inc.