Morris Park, New York
1051 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
718-822-6758

A Slice of History: Emilio's Sheds Light on the NYC Pizza Legacy March 14, 2017

Morris Park, Bronx
A Slice of History: Emilio's Sheds Light on the NYC Pizza Legacy, Bronx, New York

A few urban destinations consider pizza to be their culinary trademark, with local aficionados convinced their beloved town produces the best pies in the country. However, New York City is widely credited as the birthplace of the nation’s introduction to this popular dish. Emilio’s of Morris Park in the Bronx has upheld this reputation with an incredible selection of scrumptious pizza and Italian cuisine—created right in the heart of “Little Italy.”

To truly appreciate the mouthwatering flavor of New York City pizza is to go back to 1905. That’s when Gennaro Lombardi, an immigrant from Naples, Italy, started selling pizza from his Spring Street grocery store in NYC for a nickel a slice. Drawing on his family’s old recipe, he used fresh pasta, mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce baked to perfection in a coal-fired oven.

Lombardi made his pizzas with thin and crispy crusts—signature trademarks of New York City pies that remain popular to this day. Italian immigrants longing for a taste of home flocked to Lombardi’s store for a comforting slice. Over the next 80 years, Lombardi’s relatives and former employees opened up more restaurants across town as the Big Apple rode the pizza wave.

pizzaToday, Emilio’s of Morris Park has kept the thin crust tradition alive with an extensive line of specialty and “build your own” pizza options. From traditional mozzarella and pepperoni to vegetables, pesto, and fresh tomatoes, the possibilities are endless!

Long-time customers easily consider this Italian restaurant as home to the best pizza in the Bronx. In addition this iconic main course, Emilio’s of Morris Park’s quality ingredients extend to tantalizing appetizers, pasta dishes, soups, salads, calzones, and rolls. Whether you’re dining in, ordering take-out, or planning a catered affair, their delectable array of entrees, desserts, and beverages are second to none.

Emilio’s of Morris Park invites you to experience the authentic taste of New York City pizza! For more information on their menu or details on catering, call (718) 822-6758. The full menu is also available online.

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