Emperor Norton's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
7058 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95139
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Pets Allowed: No
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09/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I were visting from out of town and found this place on the hotel dining list. After reading reviews on Yelp I was excited to try it. However, once getting there we found out that they only do take out on Sundays. I was again excited when I saw that they had ""White Pizza"". I am Italian and this happens to be one of my favorite things that only my grandmother can make. We ordered it, thinking being that they have it already was a plus. It was not the white pizza I was use to, which is Olive Oill, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Mozzerla and other Italian white cheeses. They spread Ricotta on it and then put provelone over the top. When you picked it up all the cheese plumped off of it. I will say there crust was really good. The toppings sucked. We ordered a side of Calarmi, per the Yelp recommendation, it sat on top of warm lettuce, which grossed me out. It was good but not great. I ordred a side salad that came with like four beans on it and three crutons. The whole meal was $30+.
I definitely would not recommend this restaurant as a place to eat for anyone who has young children under the age of the two as the owner himself belittled my family by telling me, a mother of a two year old and one year old, that my one year old made too much of a mess on the floor and that I should bring a mat to put under him to catch his food. I understand that children can tend to make a mess when eating and that is why I am the first to minimize the mess by picking up after them. However, in this case I was not given the chance to do so when the owner went on to say that I should take my children, my babies for that fact, to a place where there is sawdust on the floor. How insulting!!! Especially when the food is mediocre at best!! And to think prior to this incident I was a faithful patron who will never contribute to this establishment again!
06/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I've moved away but coming back for the second year in a row and it is still the best! Even after 10 years away, I haven't found anything close. Give it a try! A friend, family and dating favorite! You gotta love thick crust but you can order thin.............
OK - After my recent visit - It's still the best! day-old is even great!