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Experience the Best Pizza Near Me - Aurora, IL

Welcome to Little Pops NY Pizzeria in Aurora – the local pick for best pizza near me! We are proud to deliver the same authentic New York pizza and old school Italian flavors that our family has cherished for generations. Curbside pickup & fast delivery available.

Little Pops NY Pizzeria: Your go-to spot for the best pizza near me in Aurora!

Our pizzeria focuses on pickup and delivery services, offering a menu rich with a variety of delicious pizzas, classic Italian dishes, and decadent desserts. Our catering services also bring the essence of Little Pops to your events, creating memories that last with the same high-quality cuisine.

We use recipes handed down through our family to ensure that each dish served is steeped in tradition yet infused with a personal touch that makes our food unique. At Little Pops, we aim to be more than just a restaurant; we strive to be a place where families gather, friends reunite, and every meal is a celebration.

Come and experience the best New York pizza and Italian cuisine right here in Aurora!

3015 E New York St Ste A13, Aurora, IL 60504, United States

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Growing up in Dutchess County, New York, just north of NYC, our love for these classic dishes is deep-rooted, and we’ve brought these traditions to Illinois with passion.

At Little Pops NY Pizzeria in Aurora, we bring a piece of New York right to your doorstep with our dedication to authenticity and the use of genuine family recipes. Each dish on our menu reflects our family’s heritage, from the bustling streets of New York City to the warm, inviting kitchens of our Italian ancestors. We take great pride in serving a variety of dishes that go beyond traditional pizzas, incorporating classic Italian fare and contemporary culinary twists that delight our guests.

Our expansive menu includes not just our famous New York-style pizzas but also a selection of artisan pastas, freshly made salads, and an assortment of delightful appetizers. Each ingredient is chosen carefully to ensure freshness and quality, aiming to create the perfect meal every time. Our pasta sauces simmer for hours, our dough rises until it hits the perfect texture, and our vegetables are always crisp and bursting with flavor.

We understand that modern life is fast-paced, which is why we focus on convenient pick-up and delivery options that bring our delicious meals right to your home or event. Our goal is to provide a seamless service that allows you to enjoy our meals without hassle, ensuring that every order is prepared with care and delivered promptly.

At Little Pops, we are also passionate about community involvement and strive to be a part of the local fabric. We believe in supporting local events and charities, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Our pizzeria isn’t just a place to eat; it’s a place where community ties are strengthened and where every meal shared is a gesture of friendship.

We invite you to join us in experiencing the vibrant flavors and heartfelt cooking that make us a beloved choice in Aurora. Come taste why we’re loved by so many and why we strive to be your top choice for New York pizza and Italian cuisine.

Our Story

Mike grew up at the family table of Deleno Brother’s, his Uncle Tony’s and Uncle Joe’s restaurant in Wappingers Falls, NY, which opened in 1959. A few miles down the road in the hamlet of Chelsea, Vicki was raised on Grandma Berinato’s homemade Italian cooking and their Sunday family dinner tradition. She always called her Grandpa Berinato by his nickname “Little Pop”.

Mike and Vicki met and fell in love as teenagers while camping in Hopewell Junction, NY, returning there in 1991 to get married. Over the next 2 decades, Mike served in the Army reserves for eleven years and built a successful snow removal business which he eventually sold to a buyer in Naperville. Mike and Vicki made the decision to relocate to Naperville, along with their three children, to continue working for the buyer as part of the business deal.

The business unexpectedly collapsed under the new ownership leaving Mike without a job and their family broke. For the next five years the family’s faith was tested and strengthened as Mike moved from job-to-job looking for the right fit while Vicki took a part-time job driving a school bus while raising three kids in an attempt to make ends meet.

In 2014, after getting laid off from his most recent job, Mike’s mom suggested he and Vicki bring the family down to Melbourne Beach, FL for spring break. Mike thought the time away might help him figure out what the man upstairs had in store for him. While in Florida, the family was eating at an authentic New York-style pizzeria which brought back nostalgic memories of Deleno Brother’s restaurant, Grandma Berinato’s Sunday dinners, and New York Pizza.

Mike and Vicki joked around saying they should bring an authentic New York-style pizzeria restaurant to Naperville. It was a sign and Mike and Vicki couldn’t stop thinking about the idea. Later that night, after a quick online search, Mike discovered a former neighborhood strip mall pizzeria hidden in the Southeast corner of Naperville which had been closed for a couple of years, but 90% of the equipment was still there and the landlord was motivated.

On June 16, 2014, together with their children Austin, Preston, and Autumn plus the help of family recipes from their nephew Steven and Vicki’s brother Louis who owns the other Little Pop’s Pizza in Maybrook, NY, Mike and Vicki risked what little they had left with no experience running a restaurant to open Little Pops Pizzeria in Naperville. They were determined to share their family’s legacy and memories delivering a slice of authentic mom and pop New York pizzeria restaurant culture to the Midwest. East Coast transplants started showing up, word spread, and the rest is Little Pops history.

Mike and Vicki welcome you to the Little Pops Neighborhood and our family table.