17 Longhill Street
Springfield, MA 01108
Ph: (413) 734-8822
1030 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Ph: (413) 734-1719

About Antonio's - Our History

Antonio's Grinders was built on the American Dream. Salvatore "Sammy" Vatrano came to America in 1948, when he was 17 years old, from Calabria, Italy. After adjusting to life in a new country, Sammy had a dream of serving the public. Antonio's_Grinders_Family_Owned_Restaurant

In 1963 the first Antonio's, located on Bay Street, was opened. Antonio is the name of Sammy's grandfathers, father, and brother. Five years later the Antonio's franchise expanded to Chestnut Street then later on State and Longhill Streets, Boston Road, and in Southwick, MA. Antonio's restaurants soon became known for their homemade tomato sauce, grinder roll press, fast and friendly service, and their affordable prices.

Sammy now operates the Antonio's Grinders located on Longhill Street with his wife, Gail and his three daughters, Marie, Gina, and Pamela, while his son, Greg operates the State Street location.

Forty-five years later, Antonio's Grinders and Pizza Shoppes continues to successfully satisfy Springfield and Western Massachusetts.


Using only the freshest ingredients, your order is custom made to your exacting specifications. You can call ahead to place your order for pick-up or visit us to enjoy your meal in our warm, welcoming dining room. Antonio's offers the convenience of two locations for your dining pleasure. You can depend on us any time you are hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for an after-hours snack. Call in orders are gladly taken and delivery is available. We are proud to present Antonio's Grinders in the new generation, via internet.