Napa, CA 94558
About Marys Pizza Shack
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Wine country has no shortage of haute cuisine, so diners will appreciate a classic Italian restaurant in Napa – Mary’s Pizza Shack! This location has been a staple in the Napa area for nearly a quarter of a century – it celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. In addition to phenomenal family dining and some of the best Italian food in the area, Mary’s in Napa also offers free corkage. If you’ve been wine tasting, bring your purchased bottle to dinner at no extra charge! That’s not a service you’ll find just anywhere.
This is an incredible area to visit, but it can be hard on the pocketbook. Mary's offers an affordable and child-friendly alternative to white-linen dining.. At Mary's, you'll find everybody's favorite Italian classics, like spaghetti with giant meatballs, gnocchi, pizza, and chicken pamagiana. The kids' menu is” child-approved” with dishes like mac & cheese and kid-sized pizzettas. Even parties are a breeze -- there's something on the menu for everyone, and the private dining room is perfect for personal and business events. Diners with dietary restrictions will love the vegetarian and gluten-free options.
For decades, the Fazio family has upheld the old Italian traditions and recipes that Mary herself brought to Northern California in 1959. The pizza dough and soups are still made fresh every day, and the family atmosphere is still present at every table. Next time you're craving a warm, inviting Italian restaurant in Napa, come to Mary's!
Cooking homemade Italian food is a rich part of our family history. It all began with the recipes our grandmother Mary Fazio served in the "shack". Mary Fazio was born in New York City to immigrants of Ischia, Italy, a small island just west of Naples. In 1959, Mary took her own pots and pans from home, $700 savings and a passion for great Italian food to start Mary's Pizza Shack and the restaurant became an instant success. "I love my customers," she would say. "I want to take care of them. I guess I just love people." Mary proved that everywhere she went. At grocery stores and local shops, she was notorious for scribbling her signature on a napkin for locals and friends, valid for a free pizza.
Mary's Pizza Shack operates 17 locations, based on Mary Fazio's original recipes, traditions, quality food and passion. Mary's Pizza Shack serves a variety of homemade Italian food including pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, salads, breadsticks, appetizers and desserts at moderate prices. The dressings, sauces, dough and soups are all made from scratch using Mary's original recipes from her original Shack. Each item is made to order and there are no heat lamps, frozen dough or canned sauces. All pasta meals include soup or salad and sourdough bread. Signature items include "baseball sized" meatballs, pesto breadsticks, salads, linguini with clams, gnocchi, homemade soups and desserts and of course the legendary pizza!
All Mary's locations have open kitchens, so that you can watch the chefs make the pizza and pasta (and Mary's pizza cooks are known to give kids free salami slices). Mary's Pizza Shack continues Mary's traditions of having free breadsticks in a basket at the front counter. Although Mary Fazio passed away in 1999, her legacy lives on in her family and restaurants as a Sonoma County legend. The Boyes Hot Springs location still saves her parking space with a "reserved for Mary" sign. Today, Mary's Pizza Shack is no longer a "shack", but it continues to be a family-run organization, carrying on her family traditions and passion. The Sonoma County tradition continues.
As a family-owned business, we believe in being good neighbors. We achieve this by partnering with other businesses in our community and by supporting the schools and non-profits in our area.
Even in the earliest days at the original Shack, Mary saw the value of supporting the community. She supported the community in ways big & small – there are countless stories of her sending out extra food to a table that couldn’t afford enough to feed the entire family, and her scribbled “coupons” for a free pizza are still legendary in Sonoma (her grandkids’ business cards have blank backs, just so they can continue her tradition of giving away free meals). As Mary became more successful, her contributions also grew in scale, and her commitment to the community, and especially the kids in town, was passed down to her children and grandchildren, who honor it today in a significant way. In keeping with her priorities, we focus our efforts on kids, youth sports and education, but our efforts are as diverse as the communities where we are located.
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