Our History

Leno Codino came to the United States from Arezzo, Italy in 1954 to study at the State University of New York as an exchange student. In 1961 he opened a small retail establishment with his wife, Teresa, where he made fresh, home-made pasta. Over the next 16 years, his business went from servicing his local customers, to servicing restaurants, delicatessens, pizza shops, distributors, supermarkets and wholesalers. In 1985 the company added a manufacturing division located in Scotia, New York which included an in-house laboratory for testing raw materials and research and development of new products. The original retail establishment was closed permanently in 1988, as manufacturing became the single focus of the company.

Mr. Codino holds several patents for the development of a unique way to manufacture lasagna, and his innovations have resulted in the development of other new and improved products. He is listed in Who's Who of American Inventors, and his achievements have been chronicled in many business review periodicals.

Today, Codino's Foods Inc. distributes pasta throughout the Northeast and Midwest states and beyond. Our customer base consists of many retail and food service accounts, restaurant chains and food manufacturers. The company prides itself in producing fresh frozen, high quality products that are nutritious, economical and easily prepared.