Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole

Our Pie Menu

Our Lovely Crew

Tonya

Baking + Customer Service

Born in Casper, WY, but raised hell here in Phoenix, Tonya Saidi has an uncontrollable passion for desserts and has always wanted her own pie, dessert + coffee shop in downtown. For years now, Saidi has owned + operated her first location (the mobile Food Truck), but has since had the idea/concept of running a physical location, which is now come to fruition on Seventh Street.

Jessica

Baking + Customer Service

Born in Chicago, IL, moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona Culinary Insitute. Jessica came to Mamma Toledo's to do her externship and stayed on as our " Lil Baker" ever since.

She works extremely hard and aspires to have her very own bakery one day.

Sarah

Helped in founding MT | Right-hand woman

She is the youngest daughter of owner + baker, Tonya Saidi. Sarah helped to build this business from the very start. She works many of our festivals and farmers markets. Sarah has since moved on to obtain her diploma in high school, but will be helping at special events when needed.

Jordan

Baking, Customer Service + Farmer's Markets

Jordan is Tonya Saidi's daughter. She has superior customer service skills. Our clientele raves about her and constantly request her presence.

She will be learning about coffee and working the front counter. Jordan has put her heart + soul into Mamma Toledos's, constantly working and assisting to build the business by baking + working farmers markets.

She is an amazing asset to everyone here at Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole.

Stella

Mamma Toledo's Mechanic + Assistant

Stella was born and raised in Phoenix. She has worked in the healthcare field for thirteen years. After hooking up with Mamma Toledo's last year, she realized her passion for pie and anything related to helping Mamma succeed.

She rebuilt the engine on our '68 Chevy StepVan and continues to work on all our vehicles as trouble arises. She aspires to have her own mechanic shop someday in the near future.

Articles Written About Us

5 Best Places To Eat & Drink In Metro Phoenix This Week

Writer for the Phoenix New Times included this short write-up our our grand opening week and one of the five best places to eat and/or drink for the week of 8/25/14.

Phoenix New Times

Aug. 25, 2014 - Lauren Saria

Pie Hole Bakery + Cafe Opens In Phoenix

Writer Jennifer McClellan of the Arizona Republic | azcentral.com, wrote a nice piece on us to spark some interest in our current clientele + potential new customers. Thank you!

The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com

Aug. 25, 2014 - Jennifer McClellan

Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole Will Open In New Downtown Phoenix Space

PNT helps us out with some promotion as we work day and night to get the new Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole up and running by mid to late August of this year (2014).

Phoenix New Times

July 30, 2014 - Lauren Saria

Segment on Channel 3

News Channel 3 covered us live on television for a 2-3 minute segment. It was wonderful. Thank you for including us!

News Channel 3 -- azfamily.com

April 14, 2014 - Channel 3

Pie How-To with Tonya Saidi

A step-by-step guide from owner + baker Tonya Saidi on how to make her apple pie.

Phoenix New Times

Nov. 11, 2013 - Hayden Harrison

10 Best Restaurants for Take Out in Metro Phoenix

We made the top 10 list for takeout! Yipee!

Phoenix New Times

Nov. 4, 2013 - Lauren Saria

Mamma Toledo Makes Egg Sandwiches With Horseradish Cheese

Phoenix New Times reporter + writer, Katie Johnson came to visit us at our home. We prepared and made her our amazing egg sandwiches -- which we make with horseradish cheese.

Phoenix New Times: Chow Bella Blog

Oct. 22, 2012 - Katie Johnson

Top 15 Food Trucks in Phoenix Metro Area

The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com rolled out the Top 15 Food Trucks in the Phoenix metro area. We're honored to be named one of them.

Thank you to all of our continued supporters + customers -- we appreciate each and everyone of you.

The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com

July 23, 2012 - Kalia White

Costco Connections: Forks in the Road

We were featured in a food trucks across the country edition of Costco Connections. Of the thousdands of food trucks, we're happy they chose to add us for the monthly magazine.

Costco

July 1, 2012 - Costco Connections

Food truck festival showcases local eateries

Local food trucks came out together to offer the best local food truck eats + treats in the valley of the sun.

State Press - Arizona State University

Oct. 23, 2011 - Julia Shumway

Events Here At Mamma Toledo's

Gilbert Classical Academy

Happy to be a small part of the Gilbert Classical Academy by offering our pies + desserts for those interested for purchase.

GO Arizona Motorcycles

We've teamed up with other popular food trucks and will be at Go Arizona Motorcycles to offer our delicious homemade pies + desserts starting at 10:30-1:30p.

SkySong

SkySong, the innovative technology + design buildings off of Scottsdale + McDowell Road, will be having us drop in to offer our amazing pies + desserts. Be there if you're the area or work for anumber of companies in SkySong. We'll treat you well!

Intel

We'll be making a visit to Intel to offer our pies + desserts to Intel employees + others around the area.

Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday, created + organized by the Phoenix Food Street Coalition, has a number of popular food trucks available for your appetite, including us. We're there ready for your pie orders starting at 11am.

Main Questions Asked

Where did you get the name Mamma Toledo's from?

Years ago I was going to change my last name for the fun of it so my name would be Tonya Toledo. I felt that sounded too racy and wanted a name that sounded more nurturing and loving, so my children said they would call me Mamma Toledo.

It was then that I held on to that image of a wonderful, caring, nurturing Italian woman and thought who wouldn't want to buy pie from Mamma Toledo?

When did you start baking pie?

In 1996, I baked my first pie when I worked in a residenial care nursing home.

Did you attend Culinary School?

Nope. I always loved to bake. When I was younger, I always baked cookies, brownies and cakes, then eventually graduated to pies in my early twenties.

Overall, I've had years of experience reading and testing recipies (my own and various others) to determine what would make the best pies and represent Mamma Toledo's as a whole.

When did you decide you wanted to operate a food truck?

I was working in real estate and really wasn't happy with what I was doing for a living. I wanted people to smile and come back to see me and that wasn't happening.

Real estate can be a frustrating occupation and I had my fair share of angry customers. There were times where no matter how incredibly hard or late I stayed, someone was always upset about something in particular.

I figured I could get a route going like an ice cream truck, but sell homemade desserts. However, the Phoenix Food Truck scene started to take off, so I jumped in at the early stages.

So far, so good...

What model/year is your food truck?

A Chevy '68 StepVan

Where did you find/purchase your food truck?

On craigslist in downtown Glendale. I was the first owner to change it from a locksmith truck. I know, I'm special. :)

Which do you like more? The food truck or your brick and mortar location?

I love both, however, they have different challenges. At times, I love the truck (when it's not summer) because I can prepare for a certain number of people that are coming to events that show up for a few hours. I then proceed to sell out, clean up and go home. So, all in all, it works out quite well.

For our brick and mortar location, it's rather difficult to get an idea of daily to weekly traffic, but after our first six to eight months, we'll be more established and have a much better understanding of what to expect at that point in time.

What is your favorite pie to eat?

My favorite pie tends to fluctuate depending on my mood for the day, but quite honestly, I love them all. If I had to choose just one it would be raspberry creamcheese. I love the creamy cream cheese with the tangy raspberries with a traditional pie crust. It's out-of-this-world delicious.

What is your favorite pie to bake?

Key Lime. I love to watch the simple ingredients form such a beautiful andrefreshing dessert, not to mention, it's quite easy to prepare and bake.

Is it hard to work around desserts all day and not eat them?

Great question! Easy answer is YES. I have consumed more pies in the last four years than most humans eat in their entire lifetime.

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Art Gallery of Pies + More

About Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole

Greetings, I am Tonya Saidi, owner and head baker of Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole. I am a self-taught pie baking specialist and specialize in homemade desserts as well.

I am forever grateful that my mother racked a diserprin (a humorous South Park reference). Not only did it allow me to develop my unique palate in desserts, but in an odd-round about way, it has helped me become the strong independent woman that I am today.

Over seventeen years ago, I baked my first pie (raspberry) for the women at a residential nursing care home that I was employed at -- I followed the recipe from a cookbook my mother had left me. The nurse that worked with me was so impressed by the quality of my crust and the exceptional flavor of the raspberry filling that her compliments of my baking ability built up my confidence, which essentially started the vision for Mamma Toledo's.

I started baking for family dinners and my friends birthdays. For years, they encouraged me to share my desserts with the world. When I bake for someone, it is a very special gift from me -- I pour my heart and soul into the entire process. My compassion and love for humanity is expressed in my baking. I have always said that my pies + desserts taste amazing because they are baked with LOVE.

It was a slow process since I took a detour into the real estate industry instead of focusing on the culinary arts. When I started this business in 2010, I was able to focus on what I love to do the most -- feed and nurture the world one dessert at a time.

In October of 2011, we introduced our pie truck at the first ever food truck festival in Phoenix. I am proud to mention that we are the ONLY pie truck in the valley.

In 2013, we opened a shared space with Short Leash Hot Dogs, however, we but realized we were outgrowing our space faster than we anticipated and in August of 2014, we relocated to our own brick and mortar storefront space that includes a relaxing atmosphere with simple and vintage decor.

My teenage daughters helped me get this small business up and running by working local farmers markets, food truck events, office parties, weddings and more.

My love and thanks to all who have helped me along my path, especially Ty, Sarah, Jordan, Cody, Ryan and Stella.

Lastly and more important: Thank you, Mom. I dedicate this business to you and wish you could be here to see me today.

:: Tonya Saidi ::

Team

Tonya

Baking + Customer Service

Born in Casper, WY, but raised hell here in Phoenix, Tonya Saidi has an uncontrollable passion for desserts and has always wanted her own pie, dessert + coffee shop in downtown. For years now, Saidi has owned + operated her first location (the mobile Food Truck), but has since had the idea/concept of running a physical location, which is now come to fruition on Seventh Street.

Jessica

Baking + Customer Service

Born in Chicago, IL, moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona Culinary Insitute. Jessica came to Mamma Toledo's to do her externship and stayed on as our " Lil Baker" ever since.

She works extremely hard and aspires to have her very own bakery one day.

Ty

Assistant Baker + Amazing Customer Service

More about Ty to come...

Sarah

Helped in founding MT | Right-hand woman

She is the youngest daughter of owner + baker, Tonya Saidi. Sarah helped to build this business from the very start. She works many of our festivals and farmers markets. Sarah has since moved on to obtain her diploma in high school, but will be helping at special events when needed.

Jordan

Baking, Customer Service + Farmer's Markets

Jordan is Tonya Saidi's daughter. She has superior customer service skills. Our clientele raves about her and constantly request her presence.

She will be learning about coffee and working the front counter. Jordan has put her heart + soul into Mamma Toledos's, constantly working and assisting to build the business by baking + working farmers markets.

She is an amazing asset to everyone here at Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole.

Erica

Customer Service, Coffee + Baking

More info to come!

Stella

Mamma Toledo's Mechanic + Assistant

Stella was born and raised in Phoenix. She has worked in the healthcare field for thirteen years. After hooking up with Mamma Toledo's last year, she realized her passion for pie and anything related to helping Mamma succeed.

She rebuilt the engine on our '68 Chevy StepVan and continues to work on all our vehicles as trouble arises. She aspires to have her own mechanic shop someday in the near future.

Fund A Local Pie Shop

$400.00 Raised

Fund A Local Pie Shop

1. $25.00 Buy a brick to place in our patio out or front door with your name on it.

2. $50.00 create a flavor and we will add it to our menu and name it after you. Essentially, you get to choose a new pie flavor based on the ingredients we currently use. Sound cool? It is!

Pie of the Month Club

$500.00 Raised

6-month membership $100.00

12-month membership $200.00

Membership gets you a full size pie for each month. You will pick up pies on the second Tuesday of every month starting in January 1st, 2015.

The pie flavors will be some or our traditional flavors and some new creations we will be coming out with.

Members will be the first to try the new flavors.

Hickman's Family Farm

Hickman's Family Farm
Eggs

From owner Glenn Hickman: "Hickman’s Egg Ranch started in 1944. Our beginnings are owed to my grandmother, Nell Hickman. When the Hickman family settled in Glendale in 1944, my grandmother acquired a few hens so they could have fresh eggs for the family. She was from rural Kansas, and it was quite common for a housewife back there to maintain a small flock of chickens in order to produce a little extra money for the family."

Phoenix Street Food Coalition

Amy Michaenko
Supporting local food trucks

From their website, "The Phoenix Street Food Coalition is a group of specialty food vendors. This organization is dedicated to increasing awareness of innovative street food in the Phoenix metro area. Our mission is to provide education, advocacy, collaboration, events and promotion of specialty and locally-sourced foods through responsible street vending." - PSFC

Sarah Farms

Sarah Farms
Milk + Juice

Sarah Farms is family owned by the Hettinga family. Sarah Farms is named for Hein’s only daughter, GH dairy is named after Hein’s oldest son Gerben Hettinga. Our dairy heritage goes back to 1711 with ancestors in the Netherlands. We are seventh generation dairy producers.

Cortez Coffee Company

Ron Cortez
Coffee

Cortez is an amazing roaster and considered one of the best in the entire state of Arizona.

We're excited to partner with Cortez Coffee Company mainly because we think he knows coffee roasting + beans more than anyone else.

Cortez is the ONLY choice in quality coffee + you can now get it here.

Tab Here

Paul Kenjora
Keeps Tabs, Adds 10% To Your Tab

Tab Here was created locally here in Phoenix by coder/entrepreneur/computer master, Paul Kenjora. The idea behind TabHere is to incorporate a long listing of ongoing clientele by asking them to setup a TabHere account -- in which 10% is automatically deposited into their account at the time of sign-up. In addition, Mamma Toledo's adds another 10% onto a tab each and everytime a customer adds more money to their tab.

It's a great tool to use mainly because it helps us get to know our clientele more and more each time they come in, especially what they generally like to order. We want people to come to Mamma Toledo's at all times -- this is just a simple and creative process in order to get them to return time and time again.

Local First Arizona

Chrisal Valencia
Helps to combine local small businesses connect

Local First Arizona is based in the heart of Roosevelt Row, inside the Modified Arts building on Roosevelt Street.

Local First does an amazing job at helping to put a staple on small business by connecting people and community together as a whole.