Long-standing pizzeria with a nostalgic feel offering a menu of traditional pastas & pies.
In September of 1958, two Brothers-in-law opened (NAH PO LE OH NE) Pizza house. Known to the locals as Mike & Joe’s. Uncle Mike was a classically trained Opera singer from Capri and Uncle Joe was a fisherman from East Boston. In need of a prep kid and dishwasher they hired their 14 year old Brother-in-law Sal(my father), and so it began.
Originally operating 7 days a week 4 pm – 4 am the pizza house quickly became a hometown favorite. Friday night’s after the SUHI football game Napoleone’s was the place to be. After a long hard shift National City’s finest turned us into their favorite P.D. hangout. During the “MILES OF BARS” years we were the after hours Stomp, packing them in at 2 am and throwing them out at 4 am.
In 1971 we closed down on Sunday’s and opened up for lunch. Dad & Uncle Joe ran the pizza house together for over three decades alternating day and night shifts. A true family business, Sal, Frankie, Joseph and Anthony (Joe’s kids) all put their time in Slinging Pizza’s though high school and beyond.
We have become a landmark in National city and been immortalized in song (The Ghost of Saturday night after hours at Napoleone’s Pizza House) by former employee and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame member Tom Waits.
When I took over we made a few upgrades including a remodel, menu expansion and opening back up Sunday’s. I feel lucky to have been able to work with my father for over 25 years. I can remember hiding in his car when I was 6 so he would have to take me to work with him. This place is something specials. It’s where I’ve spent my life. It’s where I met my wife. Hopefully one day it’s where my kids are going to run me out of. Through the years we have witnessed several generations grow up with us and appreciate all the support.
It has been our honor to serve National city and beyond for over half a century. We look forward to the next half as well. On behalf of myself, my staff and all our kin we would like to say thanks for stopping in.