Naval Base San Diego Military Trusted Businesses
Family owned and operated since 1958. We specialize in taking care of the whole family. Pizza, Pasta, appetizers, subs and dinners. We offer Beer and Wine, 5 flat screen t.v. ‘s and a private banquet room for special events. We take great pride in serving our community quality dishes prepared fresh daily in our scratch kitchen using the finest ingredients and old world family recipes passed down through the generations.
In September of 1958, two Brothers-in-law opened (NAH PO LE OH NE) Pizza house. Known to the locals as Mike & Joe’s. Uncle Mike was a classically trained Opera singer from Capri and Uncle Joe was a fisherman from Gloucester, Massachusetts. In need of a prep kid and dishwasher they hired their 14 year old Brother-in-law Sal(my father), and so it began.
Originally operating 7 days a week 4 pm – 4 am the pizza house quickly became a hometown favorite. Friday night’s after the SUHI football game Napoleone’s was the place to be. After a long hard shift National City’s finest turned us into their favorite P.D. hangout. During the “MILES OF BARS” years we were the after hours Stomp, packing them in at 2 am and throwing them out at 4 am.
In 1971 we closed down on Sunday’s and opened up for lunch. Dad & Uncle Joe ran the pizza house together for over three decades alternating day and night shifts. A true family business, Sal, Frankie, Joseph and Anthony (Joe’s kids) all put their time in Slinging Pizza’s though high school and beyond.
We have become a landmark in National city and been immortalized in song (The Ghost of Saturday night after hours at Napoleone’s Pizza House) by former employee and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame member Tom Waits.