Bergami’s Pizza is the latest Eatery that opened it’s doors in the Rhode Island Row. Check out what they have to offer this Saturday between 10am – 1pm.
It wll be interesting to see how yet another pizza place will hold up against the variety of pizza restaurants and services our neighborhood has to offer ready.
Here is how the founder Mark Bergami describes the concept and philosophy of his business:
Raised in a hardworking family, with immigrant traditions, I was taught the value of hard work; and food was always the center of every family get-together.
I grew up near New Haven, Connecticut, which many consider the pizza capital of the world. From Friday Pizza Night, to the impromptu ‘Mom or Dad didn’t have time to cook’, to rewards (bribes) from the varsity football coach for success on the field. Pizza was always present. Even if it wasn’t always pizza from the nearby famed Wooster Street, it was pizza that stood up to the scrutiny of some of the most demanding critics anywhere.
As much as it was a part of my life growing up, I still never considered pizza as a career. I studied Environmental Science in college with dreams of designing Green Buildings and Water Treatment Plants.
Because of a limited budget, and a passion for good food, I spent much of my free time learning to cook.
When I completed my degree at Uconn I found myself in a position that many young people do. I had some knowledge, but no experience. To get that real business world experience I decided to investigate the franchise world of pizza.
I spent several years, working my way through some of the most densely populated cities in the North East, trying to learn as much as possible about the pizza business. And on my last stop, of the franchise tour, I found myself with a strong desire to taste and serve that wonderful pizza upon which I was raised.
I soon returned home to Connecticut to make pizzas on Wooster Street, and draft a plan to open my own business.
With several years under my belt, and experience in almost every aspect of the pizza market; I began designing Bergami’s. I set my goal to serve artistically crafted pizzas, salads, and coffee drinks. I wanted to use only fresh natural ingredients. I wanted to interact with each customer. And because today’s world is demanding, I wanted to serve customers fast; at a pace accommodating to our 21st century lifestyles.
Our goal at Bergami’s is to prove that it is possible to eat healthy enjoyable meals, while keeping up with the pace of society, at prices fit for any budget.