Our Story

Marty O’Brien, Elizabeth O’Brien and their family have been in the restaurant business for over 30 years pursuing their passion for food: cooking, baking, hosting and catering to satisfy the hearts of many people!

The inspiration for Pizza came after Marty spent time in Italy with Elizabeth and her two daughters, who were born in Rome, sampling authentic Roman and Neopolitan Pizza and traditional Tuscan and Roman cuisine. The classic Margherita pizza in Naples and the Pizza Bianca in Rome tasted unlike any other Pizza he had sampled in America. Marty set out to learn the Art of making fresh pasta, homemade sauces, breads and Pizza with the enthusiasm to open a Pizzeria in the future. Marty spent two summers in Florence and Rome and then spent months in New York, Brooklyn and Staten Island to learn how to make the New York Style and Brick oven style Pizza.


As many of you know, Marty O’Brien has been running the show at Pizza Rock for a long time now, turning out some of the best pies in the business. But the time has come for Marty to pass the “pizza paddle” to the next generation, as it were.
Enter Darren Vivolo and Jamie Ratcliff, two guys who are ready to take Pizza Rock to the next level. These guys know their stuff, and they’re planning on continuing the outstanding food menu that Marty has created.
But don’t worry, it’s not all change at Pizza Rock. Marty will still be around, offering his expertise and guidance to Darren and Jamie as they navigate the world of pizza. And with his guidance, I have no doubt that these guys will continue to turn out some of the best pies around.
So let’s all give a big round of applause to Marty for his years of service at Pizza Rock, and let’s welcome Darren and Jamie to the fold.


In minutes the simplest things can become the most difficult and that is certainly true for our dough that we have spent over a year perfecting to find the right ingredients. The requirements are quite extensive, including the consistency of the finished product (soft, elastic and easy to fold). We balanced a perfect blend to make a crispy, crunchy shell offering a nice doughy flavor profile that cooks in three minutes!


We use only San Marzano imported Italian tomatoes combined with fresh herbs to create a balance that compliments all our fresh ingredients made in house daily.


Our Pizza is made with fresh Mozzarella cheese and topped with imported Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and the most important ingredient, where all the magic happens, in the hands of the pizza chef.