If you’re looking for a slice of Big Apple fare in the Circle City, look no further than New York Pizza Department (NYPD) in Eagle Glenn. This quaint, family owned restaurant couples New York ambiance with home-made Italian cuisine to create an authentic Big City experience.
Owners Michael and Linda Edelstein committed three years to the creation and refinement of their menu, which showcases family recipes originating from Italy, and boasts the highest quality ingredients. Their passion for delicious, and genuine Italian food is reflected in each entrée prepared by their seven culinary chefs on staff.
Far from your typical California version of Italian food, NYPD features dishes that most Californians would never experience unless visiting New York. House favorite Chicken Scarpiello ($11.95) for example, is a mix of chicken, sausage, onions, peppers, potatoes, mushrooms and pepperoncinis in a light wine reduction sauce. Each ingredient is prepared separately and them combined to create a mix of flavors as well as textures.
Also signature to NYPD, are the large portions, but be sure to save room. It wouldn’t be a slice of the Big Apple if you didn’t try their one of their amazing desserts including: Home-made New York Cheesecake ($5.95) which requires six hours to make, a Tiramisu ($5.95) which is large enough to share but you won’t want to, Cannoli’s ($4.50) with shells flown in from New York, and Apple Pizza ($6.95), a truly original dessert and another family recipe.
In addition to serving up amazing Italian food, NYPD goes the extra mile by being open for breakfast, where they serve authentic New York bagels, and home made baked goods. The Edelstein’s formerly owned “Bagel Oasis” in New York, and know how bagels should be done. Their mission to create authentic New York bagels in Corona even led them to install a custom water filter that recreates the unique qualities and taste of New York water. A measure aimed at preserving the authenticity of their bagels.
NYPD also serves lunch daily until 4pm where you can enjoy either pizza by the slice, or choose from a selection of sandwiches both cold and hot.
Overall, NYPD is a tremendous value and an unforgettable dinning experience.
Patrons are sure to enjoy the carefully designed and decorated dining room which showcases posters from Broadway musicals, New York sports memorabilia, and engages you with classic music from artists such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
NYPD is one of the finest examples of authentic Italian food in Corona, and offers citizens of the Circle City a Big City taste for a small town price.