Marco was born in Queens, New York and was drawn to the mountains of Asheville in 1994 where he opened a pizzeria and continued his family tradition. Marco’s Pizzeria has now been a cornerstone in the community for over 20 years and has earned a special place in the hearts of many Ashevillians. Marco has now proudly passed the business along to his three children, who have taken the helm as fourth generation restaurant owners!
Although very at home in the restaurant business, Marco always sensed that there was a different path in life for him. He was raised in the Catholic faith, the foundation of which comes from his Italian-American heritage, but experiencing the different beliefs of people he encountered over the years has broadened his own expression of spirituality, and Marco welcomes people of all faiths and individual beliefs.
For Marco, officiating weddings is a natural extension of what he loved most about having a restaurant. Over the years, many of his customers became family to him, and celebrating life events with them has been a great source of joy throughout his career. Through officiating, he now enjoys the same rewards of connecting with people in the community, sharing joy with them, and being part of a very special time in their lives. Asheville Marriages is very fortunate to have Marco as part of our family and he looks forward to making some amazing memories with you!