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Our Story

The idea for Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen got its start in Estero, Florida.  Three friends from Michigan began discussing the first authentic Italian pizzerias in New York from the early 1900’s and that’s where it all started.

Their conversation was about the simplicity and taste from cooking in Coal ovens dating back 500 years ago to Italy where they first originated.  It was all about that unique time-honored subtle smoky, yet crisp, taste a traditional Coal Fired Oven Pizza has.  There was no technology involved.  No freezers, no microwaves and no fryers.  Nothing but genuine homemade sauce, hand tossed dough, crisp vegetables and the freshest ingredients. It was a time when pizza and food in general just tasted better…

The discussion then turned into planning to re-create the classic Old World pizza in our Coal Oven Kitchen. The named Tony Sacco’s was selected for that first restaurant. It sounded like “a cool name.”  The idea for Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen to cook pizza and more was born and has now taken shape spreading around the country igniting more Fanatics for our Coal Oven Kitchen delicious products.

Contact us directly if you are interested in putting a Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen in your hometown.  Franchises are available and very affordable.