Footy inspires pizza flavours 

Loves his footy and Dragons: And he serves a mean pizza, too, Vince Talotta at Pizza League. Picture: Lisa McMahon
Loves his footy and Dragons: And he serves a mean pizza, too, Vince Talotta at Pizza League. Picture: Lisa McMahon
Loves his footy and Dragons: And he serves a mean pizza, too, Vince Talotta at Pizza League. Picture: Lisa McMahon

Loves his footy and Dragons: And he serves a mean pizza, too, Vince Talotta at Pizza League. Picture: Lisa McMahon

RUGBY league fans love their footy and show their support and devotion in many ways throughout a season and their lifetime.

Vince Talotta, 49, who lives in Sutherland Shire, has followed the Dragons since he was a boy.

"I have always followed the Dragons with pride," Mr Talotta said.

"And I do have a soft spot for the Sharks, living in the shire."

The former steel fixer always had a dream of one day running a pizza business with a rugby league theme.

"Many years ago when I was 19 or 20 I had another pizza shop and, after I sold it, I said one day I would open another one with a footy type theme," Mr Talotta said.

"I told a bloke I used to work with that one day I would open a business with footy memorabilia in it."

Pizza League has Foxtel connected so fans can watch live games while dining and there are photos of footy teams from all eras as well as framed pictures and signed autographed jerseys on display.

"A lot of the customers have donated stuff over the years as well," Mr Talotta said.

He opened Pizza League at Loftus in 1993, then moved to Yarrawarra in Old Bush Road in the shopping centre in 1999.

Many patrons turn up in their favourite footy team gear when they visit Pizza League and the pizzas are named after teams in the NRL.

The Sharks is mainly seafood, there's the Dragons pizza, which is hot like a Mexicana, while the Gold Coast pizza is ham and pineapple.

The list goes on.

"This our 20th year," Mr Talotta said.

"Over the years I have had the Dragons teams for dinner several times and a number of footy players that live close by have popped in for something to eat.

"Isaac De Gois from the Sharks comes in here."

Mr Talotta said Pizza League had sponsored many junior footy teams over the years and this season it was Como-Jannali and Engadine Dragons junior league clubs.

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