Marco's Pizza of Essex
At Marco’s, they pride themselves on authentic Italian artisan pizza, made with fresh, real ingredients and dough made in the store daily. At a time when 91% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month, more people are choosing the quality pizza Marco's built their brand on.
Founder Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco was born in Italy and came to America with his family as a young boy. His father ran restaurants, and it’s something Pat gravitated toward as a young man in Toledo, Ohio. He wanted to make the kind of fresh, artisan pizza he remembered from his childhood, and to serve a pizza he could be proud of. That meant creating every pizza with the freshest quality ingredients available. In 1978, Marco’s authentic Italian pizzas quickly became a hit, and he grew a chain of pizza stores serving the local community.