Louie & Ernie's Pizza

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Details
1300 Crosby Ave (at Waterbury Ave)
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 829-6230
Pizza
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

You hear people’s tales of outer-borough travels to Di Fara in Brooklyn, but the Bronx deserves its own pizza paean, and Louie and Ernie’s is up to the task of making this borough the pizza destination it deserves to be recognized as (according to The New York Times, it actually started out in East Harlem in 1947 but moved to its current location in 1959).

Consider that just a few years ago, Adam Kuban wrote on the pizza blog, Slice, that the sausage and onion pie at Louie and Ernie’s is “the pizza to haunt your dreams.” He was right. It’s that can’t-wait-for-it-to-cool, burn-the-roof-of-your-mouth-it's-worth-it good. The sausage (made with 80-year-old recipes) comes from the S&D Pork Store four blocks down Crosby Avenue, and is applied in generous, juicy, fennel-spiked chunks barely held in place by copious amounts of melted cheese.

The only thing stopping this place from becoming a national destination is its location in the deep Bronx. No matter. Thanks to Cosimo and Johnny Tiso, who bought the place from Ernie Ottuso in 1987 (and who sell restaurant T-shirts for $5 a pop — when was the last time you saw that?) Louie & Ernie’s keeps turning out amazing pies to the locals who know they have a good thing.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

Foursquare Tips

  • Awesome Bronx pizzeriadon't miss the sausage and onion pie.
  • Best pizza in the North East BX!!!
  • Quick-talking waitresses and an abundance of Yankee caps on customers' heads fill out the family atmosphere. The plain slice is among the city's best, floppy and oily and bursting with flavor.
  • Pizza here is absolutely fantastic. Get the sausage pizza, it's out of this world!
  • Love it anytime Im in the Bronx I stop here! Calzones are great and Sausage slice
  • Awesome pizza place.. Make sure to try the sausage pie
  • The pizza is excellent, in my opinion probably the best pizza in throggs neck
  • "The place has been run by brothers Cosimo and Johnny Tiso since 1987, and the pizziaolo duo are masters at whipping up the perfect paper-thin crust."
  • Sausage pizza is the best!! Friendly staff!
  • Really good calzones
  • ...but I still enjoy Tommys on Tremont Av - thin slice, well done.,,
  • Best pizza in the Bronx, hands down.
  • Try the sausage and garlic, it's out of this world amazing!
  • Great sausage here from a local place in the neighborhood. Big, juicy, fennel-flecked chunks. Good white pizza too. Get a sausage pie whole, so the cheese melts around the meat and it stays on the pie
  • Best sausage pizza
  • Everything tastes really good
  • Everything is good
  • The best pizza!!
  • Eggplant Calzone
  • You can't go wrong with a plain slice ($3), but if you're looking for something extra special and aren't scared of huge chunks of meat, the sausage pizza here is the stuff of the Gods.