Founded in Manhattan in 2013, Virgola is an elegant Italian wine bar that features an exclusively Italian wine list. Virgola offers a distinct menu of fresh, raw oysters, ceviche, crudo and caviar as well as imported Italian cheeses, cured meats & salads in a elegant, stylish and comfortable setting.
Vacationing in a coastal town near Rome, Joseph was inspired by his first serving of oysters. Marazzo returned home determined to build a place where he could recapture his experience on the beach, even if in a dramatically different setting. He discovered and personally restored an 1800's alley in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village, where he opened the first Virgola - Oysters & Italian Wine Bar.
Motivated by neighborhood residents' fond memories, Joseph repurposed the cozy, six foot wide space in a way that is artistic, intimate and comfortable but still evokes the history of what was affectionately called "the alley".
Why Our Franchise?
Initially one of Greenwich Village's best kept secrets, Virgola's success has led Mr. Marazzo to franchise the Virgola - Oysters & Italian Wine Bar concept nationwide. Now with locations in NY, NC, FL, WI and OK, this is a great time to get in at the ground floor of what is becoming a national brand.
If you're interested in buying a franchise but are tired of seeing all of the same old cookie-cutter franchise concepts, Virgola might be a great fit for you. This is the most unique and elegant franchise in the entire industry. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please complete the form on this page and a representative from Virgola will contact you with more information.