Marzano's is a neighborhood pizzeria features salads, appetizers, thin crust pizza, a few seasonal entrees, weekend brunch, soft serve house-made gelato and a full bar.
A few years back I admired a beautiful Mediterranean building on Park Boulevard in Oakland. The State Farm insurance office that had occupied this building vacated and as I drove past this vacant building daily, I wished that a cool business would negotiate a lease and set up shop here.
Last December John Hurley of Garibaldi Restaurant and his partners opened Marzano Restaurant in this fabulous space. Eager to sample the offerings I visited Marzano right away, and to be truthful there were a few flaws. Being that I managed restaurants for nearly 15 years, I knew that many restaurants need a few weeks be able to run as a well oiled machine. Since that initial visit, I enjoyed Saturday brunch and a Wednesday night dinner. With both meals I had fantastic service and scrumptious food. I am so happy to have a beautiful and delicious neighborhood restaurant close to home!
Proprietor John Hurley and Diana Parker
4214 Park Boulevard
Oakland, Ca. 94602