Marra Forni Ovens on Fire

By: Thomas Brennan

With so many people renovating their homes, a brick oven is becoming a must-have. The Marra Brothers make custom ovens for all-sized kitchens

Unlike many businesses, Marra Forni, a company specializing in production of custom brick pizza ovens, has recently experienced a significant uptick in sales over the last several months. The business, run and founded by Francesco Marra and his brothers, is picking up steam as fast as their ovens are producing food for the hungry mouths of their clientele. Francesco Marra, a native of Naples, Italy, came to the United States more than a decade ago with his brothers and mother. He is equally skilled in cooking ingredients as he is in running a business. His secret recipe for success lies not just in his ovens, but in the strong goals he carries for his business, a classic sense of first-generation American determination, and a great love for his Italian heritage. “As an immigrant you have a responsibility to promote and support your country overseas,” he says, “and this was one of the ways the Marra brothers express and supported our country; by bringing that Italian tradition here in making ovens in the United States.” The ovens his company constructs are capable of producing between 200 to 250 pizzas within the course of an hour. This is naturally something that has attracted many people looking to renovate their kitchen or add to their backyard during social distancing. “Because of the virus people started to remodel their home, do some construction, and we saw a big spike in residential ovens,” Marra says. Despite the boom in residential brick ovens, that is not their sole market, “The majority of our business today is commercial. We have a very diverse profile of clients. We sell from mom and pops to the big, glamorous, high-end hotels like the Marriott,” says Marra. 

“Because of the virus people started to remodel their home, do some construction, and we saw a big spike in residential ovens.”

Francesco Marra​

Photo credit by Baroness Italian restaurant, MD

Founded in the start of the last decade, Marraforni has strived to make the best possi-ble brick ovens readily available to anyone who desires to have a good slice of pizza. Based just outside Washington, D.C., the business has had experience in both residential and com-mercial construction for their ovens, though their business over the last few years has been primarily based in the latter.
“We ship all over the world to 23 different countries on five continents. Our goal is to become a worldwide company expanding into different markets,” says Marra. Despite being almost completely American based in production, there is one significant piece Marra Forni imports from outside the States. “We’re an American company, and we’re very proud to be making our product in the United States. There is one crucial item that we import from Italy, which is the refractory brick from southern Italy that is stamped with our last name, Marra,” he says. “It allows our customer to cook as high as 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, giving them the consistency and speed of the brick oven cooking solution.” Marra Forni’s products are customizable, with technical and aesthetic options. “You can imprint your name, your logo, we can do different patterns. It can be as fancy as gold, copper, steel – as plain as a red Ferrari. To the façade piece we have steel or stainless steel. Then you also have a different type of combustion because our oven can be grout, gas, or a combination of both, and even electric now,” he says. More than anything, these ovens are just a means of delivering top-tier food paired with Italian tradition and ingenuity. When asked what he hoped the consumers took away when eating a pizza from one of his ovens, Marra had this to say: “Pizza is happiness. People love to socialize next to our oven, to cook, have fun—our product is aspiring for endurance and longevity.”

Photo credit by Marra Forni Marketing
Photo credit by Caffe Sweet Street, PA
Photo credit by Caffe Sweet Street, PA

Photo credit Longo Restaurant

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Related articles
Recent Posts

The Gilardi Group Gibson Sotheby’s Realty

Toni Gilardi Executive Broker for The Gilardi Group: Are you looking for a unique housing experience? The North End has long been known as Little Italy and is a totally

Nello Caccioppoli

Bricco’s chef Nello Caccioppoli best dishes: Great reviews, five stars dishes, fireplace food. If you’re looking for any or all, take a trip to the North End, go left at

Marisa Iocco

Marisa Iocco’s top dishes out of the city: Vegan lovers must try this! Chef Marisa Iocco’s Caprese sbagliata with brussels sprouts, black truffles. An artistic touch on an old dish.

Jason Santos

Chef Jason Santos combines north and south: It took Hell’s Kitchen seven seasons to see Jason Santos in the cast. His unusual ingredients of oxtail and dumplings come together to

Forouk Bazoune

Farouk Bazoune reinvents the octopus dish: A mix of chickpeas, ‘njuda vinaigrette, olive oil, lemon zest, red wine, salary, and carrots. Curling the tentacles is key to this succulent octopus

James Ash

Chef James Ash talks about his heritage: His dish is like a hug from grandma, American as apple pie, and antibiotic-free. He blends cornbread, red cabbage turnips, apples for a

Fabio DiCenso

Chef Fabio DiCenso is king of the pumpkins: No matter what the season, Bencotto restaurant serves pumpkin dishes with a unique twist. Read our article to find out what chef

Marra Forni Ovens on Fire

Marra Forni Brick Ovens dominate kitchens: If you’re a fan of REAL pizza the only way to get it is to buy a brick oven from Marra Forni. With 20

Italy’s Fashion World Goes Digital

Fashion, fashion, and fashion. From Donatella Versace to Dolce and Gabbana to Alessandro Michele’s Gucci presentation, Milan blazed the trail for the world Versace Resort Collection 2021 / photographer Arnaud Lajeunie


Stylish and cool on the slopes: Have you ever heard the word “steezy”? No? Update your vocabulary and get with it. From sea level to the steepest black diamonds we

Covid-19 and a vaccine

Time is up. We will get through: The vaccine is on his way. Many companies are rushing to develop a cure to knock out this enemy. Once again United States

Genius Never Sleeps

Artist keeps creating: Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Verdi are among a long list of geniuses who didn’t sleep much. If you’re a serious creator you should dedicate your time to

A Celebration of Boston Concierges

Your time is precious so don’t waste it! If you plan to come to Boston you have to talk to these people. Let Les Clefs d’Or’s members surprise and delight


Your first choice: Do you like harbor views when you travel to new cities? Come to visit us for an amazing stay, where you can drink, dine and spa in




Sign up and get the latest update including access to upcoming exclusive events