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As the son of Italian immigrants, Tony Schiano grew up in a fun-loving family, where lots of traditional Italian food was at the center of so many get-togethers. Food was also the family business. Tony’s parents owned Italian restaurants in Queens, NY and then in Old Bridge, NJ. For Tony and his sisters, working in the restaurant was just part of growing up.

Then in 1994, Tony stepped away from the family business to open his own place. He named the cozy neighborhood restaurant Emilio’s, after his father, and continued the family tradition of serving great authentic Italian food. But he also put his own ideas into the restaurant. “I wanted a place that mirrored the great memories of my youth: family and great food.”

Today, Tony serves many of the traditional Italian dishes he grew up with, as well as a variety of innovative new ones. “We want Emilio’s to be your family friendly, neighborhood restaurant. The place to go to celebrate a special occasion, a night out with friends or a pizza party for the little league team.”

Manager Miguel Solano and the kitchen crew work hard on your meal – every one “made to order.” The wait staff is friendly, attentive and ready with a smile. As Tony says, “Our wish is to make you feel like family!”