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35 Best Italian Food Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 35 best Italian Food Franchises you can start in USA:

1. Godfather's Pizza

  • Investments $ 449,700
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1973
  • Year Franchising Started – 1973
  • Offices – 538

Franchise details: Godfather's Pizza
Official site

Godfathers Pizza makes pizza the way it was meant to be with an incredible crust, delicious veggies, hearty meats and mounds of 100 percent real cheese. Its absolutely irresistible.

This is Godfather's Pizza

2. Fazoli's

  • Investments $646,200
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Year Franchising Started – 1991
  • Offices – 213

Franchise details: Fazoli's
Official site

Fazoli’s offers a menu of traditional Italian favorites — highlighted by our famous, mouthwatering, garlic breadsticks — combined with a service experience not typically found in the QSR industry and served in a newly reimaged restaurant environment. And it’s all available to our guests at a great price and value.

Y Fazoli's

3. Time To Eat Delivery

  • Investments $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2001
  • Offices – 200

Franchise details: Time To Eat Delivery
Official site

Time To Eat Delivery has years of experience in helping families from all over the US and Canada start their own delivery business. Our highly trained experts are ready to help you make money and grow your business potential.

What we do for you...Time To Eat!

4. Extreme Pizza

  • Investments $209,200
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1994
  • Year Franchising Started – 1994
  • Offices – 150

Franchise details: Extreme Pizza
Official site

Extreme Pizza's menu consists of close to 100 piled-high, jaw-dropping pizza, salad and sub combination's.

Extreme Pizza - Best of the Bay

5. Teriyaki Madness

  • Investments $270,699
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 140

Franchise details: Teriyaki Madness
Official site

TMAD provides a cooler, healthier, and more fulfilling alternative to the usual fast food experience of burgers, subs, and pizzas.

Music Video: "Teriyaki Madness....You Gotta Have This" (Teriyaki Madness Franchise)

6. Vocelli Pizza

  • Investments $170,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Offices – 87

Franchise details: Vocelli Pizza
Official site

Vocelli Pizza is a 26-year old franchise company that has withstood the test of time serving high quality artisan pizzas and classic Italian dishes.

Vocelli Pizza

7. Kono Pizza

  • Investments $74,000
  • Franchise fee $39,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 80

Franchise details: Kono Pizza
Official site

Kono Pizza cones are cooked on the spot, are healthy, fresh and affordable, and can be eaten anywhere. Bring this innovative food concept to your neighborhood! Our business model is portable and flexible allowing franchise owners and licensees to operate food carts, trucks and trailers.

A Franchise That's Making Moves KONO USA

8. Mazzio's

  • Investments $ 409,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1961
  • Year Franchising Started – 1990
  • Offices – 69

Franchise details: Mazzio's
Official site

Mazzio's Italian Eatery is a network of fast-casual Italian food restaurants – offering award-winning pizzas, made-to-order pastas, hot toasted sandwiches, fresh specialty salads, appetizers and desserts. For more than 50 years, we have remained focused on maintaining quality, variety and value in our menu.

Mazzio's Quality Pledge

9. Straw Hat Pizza

  • Investments $150,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1959
  • Offices – 58

Franchise details: Straw Hat Pizza
Official site

We've been riding the wave of success since 1959.

Straw Hat Pizza Franchise Opportunity commercial 08 11

10. Noble Roman's Take N' Bake Pizza

  • Investments $80,000
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1972
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 55

Franchise details: Noble Roman's Take N' Bake Pizza
Official site

Noble Romans is helping change the way America eats pizza! The Noble Romans take-n-bake Pizza franchise opportunity provides a winning combination: A fantastic product, simple operations and a wide open market. Our customers rave about our pizza and our franchise owners get the dedicated support that can only come from our 40 years of pizzeria experience.

Steve Mieritz & Noble Roman's Take-n-Bake Pizza

11. Sarpino's Pizzeria

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2001
  • Year Franchising Started – 2003
  • Offices – 46

Franchise details: Sarpino's Pizzeria
Official site

At Sarpino's, we leave nothing to chance ... including your success.

Sarpino's Pizzeria Commercial

12. Paisano's

  • Investments $376,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 33

Franchise details: Paisano's
Official site

Not Just Pizza, But Something for Everyone. From our dough to our pizza sauce to our pasta, we make almost everything that we deliver to your home or office fresh and from scratch daily. The first Paisano's opened in June of 1997. Since then, we have expanded by adding multiple company-owned locations as well as franchises.

Paisano's Pizza Whatchu Want Commercial - ESB Advertising

13. Samuel Mancino's

  • Investments $150,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1994
  • Year Franchising Started – 1994
  • Offices – 30

Franchise details: Samuel Mancino's

The Samuel Mancino's name is well-known throughout communities as a reliable source of quality and value, particularly noted by our famous oven-baked grinders and a welcoming environment that combine to create a memorable dining experience.

14. MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza

  • Investments $ 733,700
  • Year Brand Started – 2014
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 30

Franchise details: MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza

The franchisor is MidiCi Group LLC. MidiCi Restaurants offer build-your-own Neapolitan pizzas, salads, appetizers, dessert items, beverages, and other products for retail sale to the public.

15. Flippers Pizza

  • Investments $ 219,750
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1987
  • Year Franchising Started – 1987
  • Offices – 25

Franchise details: Flippers Pizza
Official site

Flippers Pizzeria has been an Orlando staple since 1987. With 6 corporate owned restaurants currently up and running, we believe our customers should have quality Italian food at fair prices with excellent service.

Flippers Pizzeria Orlando Florida

16. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

  • Investments $ 1,255,000
  • Franchise fee $75,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 11

Franchise details: Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Official site

Although we’d love for everyone to be a member of the Johnny’s team, we are only looking for franchise partners who are fully committed to upholding our meticulous brand standards and delivering a first class experience to our guests.

17. Slice Factory

  • Investments $ 181,100
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2000
  • Offices – 8

Franchise details: Slice Factory
Official site

To Inspire People To Make A Difference One Slice At A Time.

Slice Factory "Chicago's Original Jumbo Slice"

18. Pastalini

  • Investments $224,964
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 5

Franchise details: Pastalini
Official site

Pastalini needs YOU to take our "Pasta Your WaySM concept to your neighborhood. It is simple: our customers choose their pasta, their sauce, their protein and their toppings and then they watch as we cook it in front of them.

Live at Pastalini - Pasta Your Way - Fox 5 San Diego

19. SpinFire Pizza

  • Investments $250,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2014
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 5

Franchise details: SpinFire Pizza

SpinFire offers made-to-order individual pizzas, calzones and salads topped with your choice of the finest gourmet ingredients. Our pizzas and calzones are freshly-baked in 90 seconds in our unique revolving surface oven. SpinFire also serves homemade gelato, beer and wine.

Redskins Pierre Garcon opens SpinFire Pizza in Ashburn

20. WisePies

  • Investments $ 377,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2015
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 4

Franchise details: WisePies
Official site

WisePies Pizza & Salad creates 9 personal gourmet pizza & salads made just the way you like it in under 5 minutes from start to finish.

21. My Pie: Pizza Your Way

  • Investments $ 184,845
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: My Pie: Pizza Your Way
Official site

A fast casual pizza experience like no other! Custom build your own NY pizza in 2 minutes! The partnership with Kurt Warner helps support his charity, The Treasure House, by donating 10% of all retail proceeds of the My Pie Kurt Warner Marinara Sauce.

Tempe My Pie #ALSIceWaterChallenge

22. Rotten City Pizza

  • Investments $252,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Rotten City Pizza
Official site

The multi-billion dollar Quick Serve Restaurant industry is booming and eating a large portion of the restaurant market share.

23. John The Baker

  • Investments $ 157,950
  • Franchise fee $24,900
  • Year Brand Started – 1996
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: John The Baker
Official site

Founded in 1960, John the Baker is a family-style Italian restaurant that is 50 years and three generations in the making. We use only the freshest ingredients to bring our old family recipes to life, like our world famous garlic rolls, delicious pizzas, and authentic pasta dishes.

24. Pizzeria Halt

  • Investments $75,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000

Franchise details: Pizzeria Halt
Official site

9.7 million, and growing, Americans have adapted the plant-based diet. With our corporate restaurant located on the west coast, we are part of the top 20 cities for vegans and vegetarians as ranked by Forbes (Sweet, 2020). There is affordability for consumers and adaptability for entrepreneurs to invest in a vegan-based pizza restaurant.

25. Squisito Pizza & Pasta

  • Investments $269,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008

Franchise details: Squisito Pizza & Pasta
Official site

Our authentic Italian recipes, high-quality ingredients, clean environment, great customer service and competitive prices are what sets us apart from the rest. All of our food is made to order, from our salads to our generous servings of pasta. We are dedicated to providing you with only the best tasting Italian Pizza and entrées.

Squisito Franchise Enterprises, INC.

26. V3 Flatbread Pizza

  • Investments $100,000

Franchise details: V3 Flatbread Pizza
Official site

Our philosophy on franchising is similar to our food philosophy… fresh, organic and local. Like the ingredients that go into our pizzas, we have the freshest fast-casual pizza stores around, with a fresh look, cool vibe and contemporary feel. Like our organic topping options, we have organic interest in our franchises from entrepreneurs who have a passion for our product and their sights on success. And like our locally sourced produce, each local franchisee lives, works and plays in and around the community they serve.

Flatbread Pizza

27. Simple Simon’s Pizza®

Franchise details: Simple Simon’s Pizza®
Official site

Through the tremendous dedication of its franchise owners and their drive for the future, Simple Simon’s Pizza is continuing to grow. Now is the time to be a part of the rapid expansion of one of the best kept franchising secrets in the food industry.

Simply The Best :30 Spot

28. Urban Bricks Pizza

  • Investments $ 281,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2015
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015

Franchise details: Urban Bricks Pizza
Official site

“NEAPOLITAN PIZZA, WITH AN ALL AMERICAN ATTITUDE”

Next generation, quick Artisan Pizza & Salad. Customized to your taste-buds.

This is our motto, these are the words we live by. It is something that we take to heart here @Urban Bricks Pizza. We give the guest just what they want, choice and substance. You’ll never leave Urban Bricks Pizza hungry!

Urban Bricks Pizza Grand Opening (Culebra)

29. Benny's Pizza

  • Investments $50,000

Franchise details: Benny's Pizza
Official site

Benny's creates a welcoming atmosphere in historic downtowns serving pizza and drinks at the greatest possible values. The 3 keys to Benny's success are: Quality food, Fast and friendly customer service, and a Clean working environment.

30. Red Phone Booth

  • Investments $500,000

Franchise details: Red Phone Booth
Official site

Are you looking for a dependable business investment that has been proven popular, sustainable, and buzz-worthy? Do you want flexibility and fun in your day-to-day lifestyle? Red Phone Booth franchise opportunity is here.

31. Seniore's Pizza

  • Investments $300,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002

Franchise details: Seniore's Pizza
Official site

Since 2002, Seniore’s Pizza has been bringing flavor, quality, and customer service to pizza lovers all across California. With six operating locations, Seniore’s Pizza has created a menu that showcases classic flavors that any pizza connoisseur can appreciate, as well as some unique flavors that customers may not expect.

32. Slice of The Eighties Pizza

  • Investments $300,000

Franchise details: Slice of The Eighties Pizza
Official site

Slice of the 80's is a lively, fun concept that specializes in award-winning pizzas, calzones, wings and salads, with a totally awesome 80's twist. Our mission is to re-create the decade’s simplicity and good vibes, to nurture connections around authentic, hand-made food with a rockin' 80’s experience AND help franchisees build their own successful businesses.

33. Curry Pizza House

  • Investments $75,000

Franchise details: Curry Pizza House
Official site

Keep calm and curry on! We created Curry Pizza House for a reason: To share our love for craft pizza, delicious curry flavors and wholesome ingredients. Fast-casual food that you'll love to eat and makes you feel great.

34. D'Avolio

  • Investments $131,000

Franchise details: D'Avolio
Official site

We are a unique concept that provides you with two distinct revenue streams under one roof. Upon becoming a franchisee, you will receive all necessary tools to start and operate your business, including, our exclusive retail products, recipes and more.

35. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza

  • Investments $388,000

Franchise details: Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza
Official site

A Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise perfectly meets the demand of today’s consumers for freshness of ingredients, speed of preparation, consistent and outstanding quality, and a great dining experience.