About Us

Our family's roots reach back to the small family farms of Sicily

Farms that provided our family a hard-working existence, and a passion for simple, but really good food! Herbs and vegetables of every type (both fresh and preserved); homemade bread; homemade sausages, salami, and prosciutto; homemade olive oil; homemade wine, all of these and more are part of our family’s love affair with “la Vera Cucina.”

As in most immigrant families, our childhood lessons included the benefit of hard work and striving to get ahead. But when it came to food, we never cut any corners. It was and remains a source of family pride that at the Family’s table, “Si mangia sempre bene!” (One always eats well!).
This, then, is the culinary legacy passed to us and that each of us is passing on to our children. As Mama Vita always said, “To serve really good food, buy only the best ingredients and prepare them in your own way. Every recipe is good when you make it with really good ingredients!”
That’s why we take such great personal pride in Central Pizza total dedication to quality superiority and in our history of independent ownership by the “Real Italian” family.

If you are unfamiliar with our company, just ask any of our loyal quality-oriented customers why they buy at Central Pizza, and they’ll probably answer “flavor!” That’s because we’re obsessed with maximizing fresh flavor in each of our products.
We can’t reveal all of our secrets, but an important reason our Italian-Style food taste better is because we use really good and fresh ingredient.
While some cost-focused restaurant and pizza shops use cheaper products and ingredients We refuse to compromise our foods quality because our loyal patrons want “Real Italian Flavor!”

Taste the exquisite fresh flavor of our Pizzas, Subs and Dinners we’re sure you’ll agree our money is well spent.

See what people are saying about Central Pizza!

“I think it’s the best pepperoni pizza ever.”
Jason & Desiree

“Nothing could make your pizza better.”

“Celebrating an anniversary is ‘a big deal’ in this very depressed economy. When a Mom & Pop restaurant can survive 30 years, it speaks well of the integrity of the owners / managers / staff. Here’s hoping for 30 more years & the ‘next’ generation of Sicilian Americans will be here to serve Red Lion’s hungry citizens!”

“The best around.”

“We have been enjoying your food sine 1987 when Greg worked in Red Lion. We married in 1987 and have lived in Yorkanna then Hellam and now in Hayshire (near Emigsville). We still come to Central Pizza for special occasions & meeting with friends or just a Sunday afternoon Pizza! Thank you for your AWESOME food & service!”

“I have been a regular customer since you opened the doors 30 years ago. Being a native New Yorker, this has always been the ‘Best Pizza’ in Pennsylvania and most like the ones I grew up on. We love all the food and especially the owners & workers who have become good friends. See you weekly!”