About Us

 


Meet the Castronovo family

The humble beginnings of Master Pizza and our delicious Italian cuisine, all dates back to Italy in the early 1900’s. The Castronovo family originates from Bagheria, Italy in Northwestern Sicily where they worked in the lemon groves. Nonna Francesca, Nonno Antonino, Nonna Vincenza, and Nonno Santo created the original recipes and instilled a love for cooking that has evolved into the true flavors of Italy that keep local residents coming back to Master Pizza again and again. From the making of tomato paste in wooden boxes in the fields, to the delicious gravys and recipes they developed, the use of the freshest and finest ingredients was always stressed. Frank and Dora Castronovo brought those recipes to America and created the tradition that is now being carried on by their five sons today.

 

 

 

 


The legacy of the Castronovo family in America starts with the opening in 1972 of Santino’s Restaurant in Parlin, NJ. The five brothers grew up with tomato sauce in their veins and to this day, all run their own Italian eateries. The original Santino’s is still thriving today, being run by big brother Anthony. In 1985, Santo opened Fortissimo’s, followed by Frank’s opening of Master Pizza in 1990, then Vinny opened Albivi’s in 2004 with the youngest brother, Carlo opening Giusseppe’s in Old Bridge in 2007. To keep things interesting, Frank expanded in the Spring of 2013 to his two newest locations in Rockaway and Union, NJ. Food and family has always been very important to the brothers and has been a key to their success, as once you eat in one of their restaurants you feel like part of the family.

 

 

 

 

Master Pizza: Reputation of Excellence

So for some true Italian hospitality stop in or order out from Master Pizza. Frank brings freshness and excitement to everything he serves. Pizza is definitely the highlight here. The pizza toppings are diverse, plentiful and very popular, so try one of our original gourmet pizzas, as the combinations offer something to please everyone. However, the extensive lunch, dinner and catering offerings hardly play second fiddle. From delicious soups like pasta fagioli, to a wealth of hand crafted pastas served with freshly made sauce, or a selection of chicken, veal and seafood dishes that recall classic Italian fare, the menu features generous portions that are as affordable as they are appealing. And for those wanting healthier, lighter choices or are on a diet, there are many delicious healthy choice options to choose from.

 

 

 


So if you don’t feel like cooking or eating out, sit back, relax and order in from our online delivery menu, this way you can unwind and enjoy a savory meal in the comfort of your home or office. With three great locations in Essex, Morris, and Union counties, Master Pizza is quickly becoming the go-to spot for Italian specialties throughout central New Jersey. And don’t forget that our catering menu is the right place to start when planning your next special event. We promise to take care of everything to ensure that your occasion is a memorable one.

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