BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Fresca Pizza and Pasta

The following is an interview with Claudio Araujo and Dan Domingues, the owners of Fresca Pizza and Pasta, conducted by Discover Marblehead.To try their Italian food, stop by their restaurant at 50 Atlantic Ave. in Marblehead or order online at

Tell Us About Fresca Pizza and Pasta and why you started it. Our business, Fresca Pizza and Pasta, is a dream come true for us. We’ve always wanted to serve traditional Italian casual food in a welcoming atmosphere where customers become friends, and hopefully, repeat customers. Our employees are family. We all have a passion for fresh ingredients and our prized wood-fire Neapolitan brick oven gives a special touch to everything we cook. 

 Owners of Fresca Pizza and Pasta Dan Domingues (left) and Claudio Araujo stand by their wood-fired Neapolitan brick oven.

What is the best piece of business advice you ever received? Create goals and enjoy the journey. Bring enthusiasm and creativity to the workplace every day and success will follow. 

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? Being originally from Brazil, the beach! Our favorite beach spot in Marblehead is Devereux Beach. It’s the perfect place to just sit and relax, with a delicious Frescarita (a margherita pizza), of course!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? Not too many surprises, but we like to relax with our two American Staffordshire terriers on the couch after a long day at the restaurant, with a delicious homemade cannoli.

The business spotlight is a weekly feature published in partnership with Discover Marblehead. Discover Marblehead is dedicated to the promotion of our majestic seaside town of Marblehead. Their mission is to highlight local businesses, tourism, community events and attractions through social media, email marketing and community outreach. To learn more, visit

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