Enzo from Enzos Pizza R.I.P

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Enzo from Enzos Pizza R.I.P

Post by karatekid » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:20 pm

I saw this tribute on FB and thought I would share it on here. I have been a customer at his takeaway for many years. Sad news.




It is with a heavy heart that I have to write this status. My dad, Vincenzo Manta also known as Enzo, passed away yesterday at the Royal Blackburn.

We have been inundated with messages and phone calls of well wishes. We are sorry we haven't been able to reply to every call or message but we thank you all.

Enzo wouldn't want any doom and gloom over his passing. He was always positive and he was a proud Burnley man.

He loved this town, he loved the people of Burnley and he loved his beloved Clarets. He was a Burnley boy through and through.

He had many proud moments. He loved his football, he represented Saint Mary's at Primary School and went on to win everything playing for Saint Theodore's High school. He also represented the Burnley Town team.

From playing for the Burnley Town team to opening his first Ice cream van and to opening Enzo's Pizza Takeaway with his brothers.

He served the good people of Burnley for over 40 years. He leaves, his beautiful wife Maria his son Nicolò and daughter Carmela, as well as his granddaughter Sofia Maria and his new born Grandson Vincenzo Matteo.

He leaves his brothers his sister, his mother and his nieces and nephews and all of his family and friends.

Enzo was, is and will always be a true Burnley legend.
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Re: Enzo from Enzos Pizza R.I.P

Post by Summerseat Claret » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:24 pm

Really sorry to hear that karatekid, I've been going in for years and hearing the news has really put a chill down my spine.

I was in there about a fortnight ago and could see what a good set up there was - they had a lad wiping down all the surfaces and were limiting numbers in the shop. I wouldn't worry about acknowledging all the messages just at the minute, people will understand that you can't reply to them all straightway. All the best, you'll be in my thoughts.

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Post by Inchy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:27 pm

Met him a few times in his takeaway and met his daughter a few times as she is a friend of friends

Really nice family, awful news for them. RIP

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Post by beddie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:43 pm

So sorry to hear that news. My condolences to family and friends.

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Post by Enty1974 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:46 pm

Best pizzas in town
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Post by mapinchina » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:51 pm

I only met Enzo when collecting food from his shop on Colne Rd.
I truly nice man, kind and a great character.
And, I don't mean to be flippant....fantastic food ! :-)

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Post by snapcrackleandpop » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:00 pm

Such a shock RIP Enzo.

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Post by conyoviejo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:00 pm

R.I.P. Enzo,condolences to you and your family Karatekid .

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Post by RidgeClaret » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:02 pm

So sad to hear this news Vincenzo was a year above me at St Mary's and St Ted's. Lovely guy RIP

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:04 pm

Only knew him through going in Enzos at Duke Bar - sad news.

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Post by Rick_Muller » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:08 pm

Enzo was one of the most fantastic blokes you'll ever meet, I used to go round his house to fix his PC on a few occasions in return for a few spicy beef deep pan pizzas.

RIP Enzo

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Post by karatekid » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:30 pm

Really sorry for any misinterpretation as none was intended. I am not related to Enzo , I am just one his many customers over the years and just followed the business on FB where I saw the unfortunate news this morning and shared the post with this board :(
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Post by wilks_bfc » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:38 pm

Really sad news :(
Always asked if we wanted “Garlic Mayo” whenever asked for a pot of mayo

Family lives a few doors down from us and hadn’t seen him around for a while but put that down to being “isolated”

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Post by kindonesque » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:05 pm

Are we talking Enso's Restaurant & Pizzeria St James St where my missus worked a teenager ? If so she still has a signed menu fromn that time. RIP Enzo

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Post by wilks_bfc » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:13 pm

kindonesque wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Are we talking Enso's Restaurant & Pizzeria St James St where my missus worked a teenager ? If so she still has a signed menu fromn that time. RIP Enzo

Enzos takeaway on Colne Rd (Duke Bar)

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Post by bfcjg » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 pm

Fantastic tribute and it really was almost a catchphrase "fancy an Enzos?"
RIP.

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Post by chorleyhere » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:19 pm

Our thoughts are with his family, and being a Grandpa, I hope that his Grandson Vincenzo Matteo, will grow up knowing what a great character Enzo was.

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Post by rayzer » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:56 pm

I went into his shop a few years ago after a family funeral. I asked him if he remembered. Mrs Ashworth from St Mary's.(my auntie).He said he remembered her teaching him his first English. Red lorry Yellow lorry.

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Post by mikeS » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:05 pm

Very sorry to hear your news Karate. My condolences and Best wishes to you and all your family. ❤️

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Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:20 pm

Sad news. Like many in Burnley the question was never fancy a pizza. It was fancy an Enzos. I have stopped off a couple of times on visits to parents after phoning through an order on the motorway to remind me what I am missing. RIP Enzo.

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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:25 pm

Rip Vincenzo

This is very sad news and a big shock when I heard it through a family member.

I saw Vincenzo in Costa Coffee at Tesco only 2-3 weeks ago and true to character he gave me a big smile and warm greeting. This was the first time I'd ever seen him out from behind the counter at Enzos.

Whenever I went in he always had the time of day for you even though it was always busy. Customer service was always top of his priorities.
I think it was his brother Joe who helped him front the counter and I feel for him and the rest of his family. Also a great guy who I got to know at my auntie's funeral not so long ago.
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Post by Dante.El.Chunk » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:33 pm

Properly nice place, nice people and honest food
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Post by ClaretMov » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 pm

I Was told last night just before 10pm of this very sad news, he his my next door neighbour and friend and I've been a customer since the day his shop opened like almost the whole of Burnley.

He will be massively missed by family, friends and the good people of Burnley

Rest in peace x

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Post by shulgin » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 pm

Best pizza shop in Burnley. Deep pan pie style rather than the usual Italian thin crust. Always busy at weekends and had a loyal customer base despite a rise in less than mediocre takeaways popping up in that area over the years. RIP.

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