From the 1800’s to the early 1900’s, my Italian family immigrated to America from Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy. They brought with them many beautiful traditions and culture. Among them were “Old World” Italian recipes shared with many new friends and family. Today, as the days of old, we continue to honor our heritage as Italian-Americans by crafting a truly authentic marinara. Like my ancestors from Italy to America, we only use the best ingredients available from our local markets. The rest is patience and a pinch of love. Complement your next pasta dish, pizza, or soup with our magnificent marinara brands. Invite loved ones over, pour the vino, reminisce, laugh, and enjoy the taste of Southern Italy as our family has for over 130 years. Like my father, Carmello Zappia said in business, “We Care."


Mangia Bona! - Daniel Zappia


The Zappia Story

Our authentic, family recipes were handed down from our Grandparents who immigrated to America from Calabria, Italy in the early 1900's.


Authentic Marinara

Zappia Marinara Sauces are produced in Dayton, OH by Executive Chef Dan Zappia with the purpose reproducing Old World authenticity.


Perfect Pairing Recipes

Enjoy some of our favorite recipes that really shine when using Zappia Marinara sauces. Make your next dinner party, game day appetizers, or family dinner a delicious, memorable experience!


Zappia at Your Local Market

Zappia Marinara sauces are currently available at your favorite markets throughout the Greater Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati regions – and always expanding!

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