Italian Food Franchises


If you’re exploring your options vis a vis restaurant franchises, you’d be well served to consider the possibility of opening an Italian joint. From pizza to pasta and everywhere in between, the Italian market has a little something to offer just about everyone.


According to market research from IBISWorld, there’s a lot of money in it. The organization found that the Italian food industry in the United States generates about $57 billion in revenue annually, and it also employs over 1.5 million people.


If you’re interested in owning your own business in the Italian food market, you have no shortage of options available to you - franchising opportunities in the sector range from takeout pizza places to sit-down restaurants that offer fine-quality meat and pasta dishes. The choice is yours.


Italy may be halfway around the globe, but its cuisine is immensely popular in the United States today. You’d be hard-pressed to find an American who disagrees.

Captain Tony's Pizza and Pasta Emporium is leading the way in pizza franchises. Our restaurant specializes in dine-in, take-out, and delivery of mouth-watering gourmet pizzas, operating from a minimum amount of space. Captain Tony's Pizza has been ranked over the years as the very best in the entire Rochester, New York area.

Liquid Capital Required: $100,000

Ciao Mambo has developed as a unique reflection of an ideal lifestyle--casual and fun all while being tasteful, appealing and unlike anything else. It is far more than just great italian food, it appeals to guests because our restaurants pair high-quality food and service with a happening family ambiance. Our franchise program is more than just a perfect opportunity. It's a well-planned, fully supported system.

Liquid Capital Required: $250,000

Fazoli’s is the leading operator and franchisor of premium fast-casual Italian restaurants in the U.S. with over 220 locations in 27 states. Fazoli’s appeals to the busy, value-conscious consumer by offering freshly prepared entrees for dining in, take-out, drive-thru, and catering.

Liquid Capital Required: $250,000

After decades of devouring countless slices of triangle or square-cut pizza, American consumers are about to experience a progressive new way to enjoy their favorite Italian dish.

Liquid Capital Required: $150,000

Lilly D'Alelio came to the United States twenty years ago from Milan, Italy, with an idea to make the best and the healthiest pasta.Lilly's Pasta is made from the finest 100% durum wheat (semolina), pasteurized eggs and filtered water. All of the pasta and fillings are all natural. All fillings are cooked in broth, with no added fat, making the pasta very healthy.

Liquid Capital Required: $20,000

Mazzio's Italian Eatery is so universally appealing, well structured and effective that we truly believe it represents a unique franchise opportunity. Mazzio's products are made fresh-to-order with high-quality ingredients. Mazzio's provides a comfortable atmosphere with friendly, well-trained management and staff who will "deliver supreme experiences to our guests".

Liquid Capital Required: $100,000

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen is built on the strict loyalty to authentic old-world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway, to our most recent restaurant, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

Liquid Capital Required: $150,000

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