Vitale’s Bakery on the Hill is a St. Louis landmark

Dec 10, 2021 359


Many businesses that have stood the test of time are also family businesses; that’s just how it works. But Vitale’s Bakery on the Hill, now in its fourth generation, takes it to the next level. Take a deep breath and try to keep up. According to Vitale’s president and co-owner Angie Vitale, the bakery’s legacy dates back to 1945 when her grandfather, Pete Bommarito, and his business partner Caesar Bommarito (no relation) opened Bommarito Bakery on 18th Street.

Eventually Caesar left the business and Vitale’s father, also named Pete – Pete Vitale – became involved, as did her great-uncle, Nick Randazzo. Following her grandfather and great-uncle’s retirements, Vitale’s uncles, Sam Bommarito and Danny Calloway, became co-owners with her father; they renamed it Pete’s Italian Bakery.

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