San Marino Pizza & Subs
San Marino Pizza opened its doors in Barrhaven in July of 1987 and has been a long standing institution in this community! Located in Old Barrhaven at 1 Jockvale Road, owner Hisham Kassis (aka “San”) has watched the community grow around him and has enjoyed every minute of it. This family run business has employed many Barrhaven youth over the years and Kassis remembers each and every one. It’s a business based on family and you can feel that from the second you walk in the door. San Marino customers are loyal and their pizzas are often referred to as the best in Barrhaven (or even the city) and they are often featured in “best of” articles by media outlets such as the Ottawa Citizen or Narcity.
San Marino was named after the oldest republic in the world. Located in the heart of Italy, the little republic kept a reputation of having a strong, clean, independent and family oriented society, all values that were important to Kassis in opening this restaurant. Barrhaven’s Finest Pizza is made on the premises everyday with fresh ingredients. It’s a family operation of two brothers who are dedicated to quality and service and they build strong bonds with their customers and the community.
If you grew up in Barrhaven, you likely grew up with San Marino and many still come home from far and wide for that familiar taste. Their dough, pasta, and sauce are made in house in front of you; the open kitchen concept allows you to see what they make and how they make it; their secret recipe is mouth watering! They use local suppliers to ensure freshness and guarantee that their end product will be “the best taste you will have today”. If you haven’t tried San Marino yet, what are you waiting for?