Espresso Pizza is a family owned and operated restaurant, and has been since its doors opened in 1962. Espresso Pizza was originally part of a three chain restaurant owned and operated by the Ferrara family. The three locations were in Lowell, Fitchburg and Nashua. In 1964, the Ferrara family sold the location in Nashua and the two Ferrara brothers each kept one of the two remaining locations.
In 1969, Frank and Lee Carvalho immigrated to the United States from Brazil, and in January of 1970 began working at Espresso Pizza in Lowell. Frank and Lee learned the pizza trade by climbing through the ranks. They started as general helpers and then moved on to being pizza makers and eventually to shift managers.
In 1989, Frank and Lee purchased the business from the original owner and have maintained the Espresso tradition of quality food at an affordable price. They still continue to use the original recipe for the pizza dough and pizza sauce which is what makes Espresso unique.