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Lanoka Harbor Pizzeria Celebrates Three Years Of Home-Cooking

It was billed as a place that offered homemade food made by three culinary chefs.

Now Espo’s Pizzeria & Italian Grille at Laurel Plaza on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor is already ready to celebrate three years of business.

Espo's Pizzeria will celebrate its third anniversary on March 12, offering 99-cent slices and a $9 large plain pizza. For more information, go to http://www.espospizzeria.com.

As he told Patch three years ago, Espo’s was “a dream come true” for owner Anthony Esposito, 27, of Lacey Township as he dreamed of having his own pizzeria since a child.

Anthony’s flair and passion for food came from being around his mother and grandmother in the kitchen growing up, he said.

“I was constantly around food,” Anthony said. “I knew what I wanted young and I got good at it.”

His father, Francesco Esposito, would bring him to different pizza shops. He also owned the coffee shop, Café Napoli in Summit, and Piccolo Italia in Scotch Plains for a few years when Anthony was a child.

“He influenced me. He was my mentor; he was my right hand man. After a while in an Italian household, they turn into your best friend, especially as an only child,” Anthony said.

hardesthit February 15, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Ummmm, this is not news. It is an advertisement.
Silver dollar February 15, 2014 at 05:30 PM
How do you like the new patch????????? Wish we had the old one back.
Louie February 16, 2014 at 07:34 AM
I believe is a great, supporting local businesses.
tito brown February 16, 2014 at 08:20 AM
U people would bitch if u were hung wit a new rope!
The truth February 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM
exactly a advertisement! trying to compete with concadoro's 99 cent slices! think of a new advertisement....food stinks at espos anyways

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