As far as pizza goes in Orlando, the NYPD Pizzeria on Universal Blvd. owned by franchisee Jeff Longo, is number one. This according to the coveted ranking by TripAdvisor in its recent list of best pizza restaurants in Orlando, Florida. If that honor wasn’t surprising enough for NYPD founder, Paul Russo, the next one would blow him away: NYPD was also ranked 24 out of 2,882 restaurants overall in Orlando.
“Wow! You can’t achieve that unless you’re truly doing something right,” says Russo. “To be rated as high as we are in the tourist capital of the world is quite an achievement. What this really says is that thousands of people from cities and countries all over the world think of us as the absolute tastiest, freshest and most authentic New York pizza in Orlando. I’m very thrilled with this ranking from Trip Advisor.”
TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com) is the world’s largest travel website, offering consumers a chance to rate and review their experiences with hotels, restaurants, airlines, and more. NYPD’s top ranking was based on customer’s feedback on food, service, value and atmosphere.
“Our passion is pleasing our customers,” said Russo. “Everything we do at NYPD—from our décor, service, and atmosphere—is done for the sake of our customers and delivering the best pizza experience anywhere. We work hard to create an atmosphere where our guests love the food and love coming back.”
NYPD is the brainchild of native New Yorker, Paul Russo, who created the restaurant when he saw a need for authentic New York style pizza worldwide. The first NYPD Pizza location opened its doors in Orlando, Florida in 1996 and quickly expanded to several stores throughout Florida. Russo says he’s very proud of the success of Mr. Longo’s Universal Blvd. franchise location and the ongoing vision of his franchise to deliver an award winning, authentic New York style pizza available anywhere.
“We just want to make people happy, whatever it takes,” said Russo. “That’s what our pizza is about—and the real secret to our success. If our customers are happy, then we’re happy.”
About NYPD Pizzeria
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, NYPD Pizzeria proudly serves authentic New York style pizza. CEO and President, Paul Russo, is a native New Yorker from Bayside, Queens. Mr. Russo’s goal is to bring the taste of real traditional New York style pizza worldwide. Currently NYPD Pizzeria is expanding nationwide through franchising, for more information visit: http://www.nypdpizzeria.com/franchise.html