Our family has been in the food industry for over half a century. It all started with our great grandmother who made sausage and was known as the “Sausage Queen of Hoboken”. The influence was so pronounced, it affected our father with a love for food and a desire to start his own food distribution business, providing high quality food to Italian restaurants and pizzerias. He passed this love on to his sons and grandson.
The great depression, which caused many people to move from their native lands, led Emilio and Assunta Buonincontri and family, away from their hometown of Pouzzuoli Italy, to Brooklyn New York in search of a better life. Being a construction worker in Italy, Emilio continued work in the construction business in Brooklyn. After taking a nasty spill from a three story building, and because of his love for fine cuisine, Emilio purchased Enzo’s Pizza in Budd Lake, NJ in 1976. Prior to their move from Italy, Emilio and Assunta had a son, Ernesto, in October of 1960 and a Daughter, Anna, in April of 1963. They would soon play a large part in running Enzo’s as well as Ernie and Dom’s, which was purchased in 1989. Coming from the same town of Pouzzuoli, Dominic Coppola, a friend of the Buonincontri Family, asked Emilio if he could work for him in the United States. In September of 1978, Dominic began working for the Buonincontri’s and soon married Anna in 1983.
The rest is history! Using nothing less than the finest ingredients, Enzo’s Pizza serve the local area as if cooking for a very large extended family.
We hope to see you soon!