The concept for Carlo’s Pizza Oven began way back in 1957 by Uncle Charlie in a small store in Queens, NY. Carlo’s Pizza Oven was a big hit and Uncle Charlie worked hard to open more stores in surrounding areas of Queens. Carlo’s Pizza Oven was quickly becoming a household name! At that time the only items on the menu were a couple of pizzas with traditional toppings and a few of types of heroes, unlike today with over 150 Homemade Italian Food Specialties.
Fast forward to 1973 when Chef Billy (Uncle Charlie’s nipote “nephew”) had a fascination for the Pizza business after watching and working for Uncle Charlie. Chef Billy worked hard day after day, saving for years to become part of the American dream. In 1980 Chef Billy’s dream became a reality with grand opening of Carlo’s Pizza Oven in Port Jefferson, NY, which became very successful.
As time passed Chef Billy’s passion continued to grow and he opened Carlo’s Pizza Oven in Riverhead, NY. In 1989 Chef Billy became aware of a shopping center opening in Holbrook, NY and knew without a doubt that he had to open a Carlo’s Pizza Oven in Holbrook, NY.
In 1990 Chef Billy realized his ultimate dream with the opening of Carlo’s Pizza Oven in Holbrook, NY and has come a long way in the evolution of that first small store in Queens, NY in 1957, Carlo’s Pizza Oven now has over one hundred and fifty delicious, homemade Italian food, Beer, Wine & Cocktail choices on our menu…happily satisfying customers hungry appetites for over 40 years!
Chef Billy’s promise has remained the same since day one and that is to only use the highest quality ingredients in our Italian food and pizza!