Authentic Italian Pizza in Suwanee: Marco’s Pizza


BY: Tana Christian Suggs

According to the company website, the founder of Marco’s Pizza, Pasquale (Pat) Giammarco who was an Italian immigrant, came to the U.S. when he was just a young boy and worked in his family’s pizzeria. Later, Giammarco set out to make high quality pizza using a “secret sauce” along with the freshest ingredients. And from that, Marco’s pizza was born. This authentic Italian pizza can now be found in Suwanee.

Marco’s offers authentic Italian food lovers a variety of specialty pizzas including the Meat Supremo, Hawaiian Chicken and the award-winning White Cheezy pizza that includes four types of cheese, just to name a few. And if pizza is not what you’re craving perhaps a Meatball Amore or a fresh-baked sub will hit the spot.

D. J. Patel, owner of the Suwanee Marco’s pizza locations, opened the restaurant on Buford Highway in October 2011, and it didn’t take long for area residents to gain an appreciation for the food. After just opening, Marco’s Pizza won the best pizza award and placed third overall at the 2011 Taste of Suwanee.

Patel said in looking for a location for his restaurants, it was all about being local and where he could develop the brand.

And it was the local atmosphere and sense of community that prompted him to choose Suwanee for his restaurant locations. Currently Patel has three locations in the area: Old Peachtree (takeout and delivery only), Mathis Airport Road (Windermere) and the newest location on Buford Highway.

The Old Peachtree location was Patel’s first restaurant in Suwanee, and Patel said he really enjoyed the local community and has partnered with several of the area schools. The Buford Highway location offers a cozy and comfortable atmosphere that makes dining in a unique experience and a fun place for families. Beer and wine are also available when dining in. And Patel plans to open another location in Sugar Hill.
Patel said it’s the freshness of the food that makes the food tasty and unique, and Marco’s staff starts the day off early prepping and preparing the food.
“That makes a difference,” Patel said.

So far, it looks like those who have tried Marco’s Pizza are coming back for more. But Patel said he doesn’t expect people to take his word for it, and he encourages everyone to try it and make their own decision.

Marco’s Pizza
425 Buford Highway NW • Suwanee



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