About Us

New owners; same quality!

Building on the standards set by founder, Marcel Bouley, Romeo Sarmiento, a long-time employee, took over the Engine No. 6 Pizza Co. in 2011, and is thrilled to carry on the tradition.

Bouley, a 1981 graduate from the Johnson and Wales University College of Culinary Arts, founded Engine No. 6 Pizza Co., in 1986. Originally named Plaza Pizza, Bouley changed the name when he purchased the old, single engine firehouse – the original home of Norwich’s Independence Hose No. 6 -- from the city at a 1995 auction.

The city auctioned off the 1875 firehouse because it had built a brand new fire station on North Main Street and no longer had any use for the outdated building. Renovations for the lower level and basement were completed in the spring of 1996 and Pizza Plaza became Engine 6 Pizza Co.

Engine 6 Pizza

Since moving into the historic firehouse, sales remain hot (pun intended) and our customer base keeps growing. Engine 6 offers dine-in, takeout, delivery, and event catering. If you like beer or wine with your meal, it's BYOB (bring your own beverage).

In 1997, a noted food critic and restaurant reviewer Lee White visited the establishment and gave Engine 6 three stars. She wrote that the award-winning "calzone and shells with marinara sauce triumphed," and called the marinara sauce "rich and luscious." She described the restaurant's bread as very fresh (we have it delivered daily from a local bakery). She also described the pizza as very good despite her fondness for a thin crust. Engine 6's crust is neither thick nor thin, but "somewhere in the middle."

For the benefit of our customers, we started offering gluten-free pizza in 2007.

Call us at 860-889-3887! You can also place your order online We Deliver!

Community Awards

Engine 6 Pizza

In 2009, Engine No. 6 Pizza Received the was nominated for a Community Recognition Award by the Southeastern Mental Health Community Advisory Board on behalf of the work we have done for the Martin House here in Norwich.

Martin House, located at 401 West Thames St., Building 700 in Norwich, is home to 57 people, some with a history of mental illness or addiction, all battling homelessness.

Due to a decrease in donations, especially from their largest contributor, the United Way, the facility was facing budget difficulties, particularly in their food expenses. In response, Engine No 6 Pizza's owner, Marcel Bouley, decided that every Wednesday the restaurant would deliver a different pasta dinner to all 57 residents of Martin House free of charge.

"This is my way of giving back. To help people who need help. We have the ability and I thought it would be a good thing to do," Bouley said.

In addition to helping out Martin House, Engine No. 6 Pizza from October to Christmas raised $1,652 for Operation Fuel, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to residents. We also have donated food for several years to the nearby Thames River Family Program, which provides transitional housing for homeless women.

Bouley received write-ups on his charitable contributions in the newspapers the Norwich Bulletin and the Resident.