Upon entering The Original Old World Pizza (7230 W North Ave, Elmwood Park) a simple message scrolled on a wooden sign greets customers declaring, This place never runs out of pizza. Can I get you one?
And they’ve been filling orders at this counter service establishment since 1963.
Shop manager, Jen Wolski, has been greeting customers by name at Old World Pizza for more than five years. She attributes her loyal pizza enthusiasts to the consistent flavor of Old World Pizza, a personal touch and quick and reliable delivery.
“I know most of my customers by name,” says Wolski matter-of-factly, “and they all love that our pizza recipe has been passed down through generations.”
The bare-bones establishment, focused primarily on delivery and carry-out orders, has been serving up award-winning pizza from the same 56 year old recipe since opening. Old World Pizza has also had the same cook in the kitchen for more than twenty years.
Head pizza cook, Amadeo Montalvo, has been ensuring Old World pizzas, whether thin crust or deep dish, are made of fresh ingredients yielding top quality pies. Everything Montalvo uses in the kitchen, from the four tomato sauces used in their array of recipes to their signature crust, is made from scratch on-site. Even the meatballs used in Old World Pizza’s gourmet pasta dishes are made by hand.
“Our chicken parmesan is also really special;” says Wolski, “it tastes like Grandma has been in the kitchen cooking for you!”
Old World Pizza is an Elmwood Park mainstay and they’ve built a successful business on a foundation of loyal customers, but offer several daily specials to attract new patrons.
Check ’em out and become a part of pizza history in Elmwood Park!
Old World Pizza Daily Specials
- Monday: X-large thin crust cheese pizza for $11.99
- Two for Tuesday: Two medium Thin Crust Pizzas with 1 Topping each for $20.99
- Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan with a side of pasta and fresh bread for $6.99
- Thick Crust Thursday: Large 1 topping pan pizza for $14.99 or homemade lasagna or mostaccioli for $7.05.
Call 708.456.3000 to place an order.