I've been out of New York for over 16 years and haven't lived in the Bronx since the early 70's. Maybe it was a pizza place on Crosby I was thinking of---John's might not have been the name--but now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure it was on Crosby. I lived in the Country Club section---lived on Stadium Avenue and then on Siegfried. Loparino's is where we always bought our cold cuts. And Al and Dom's (or was it Sal and Dom's?) was where we got pastries.
If you haven't been there yet, you really should try Louis Seafood Restaurant---it's on Tremont Ave. near Bruckner Blvd---3478 Tremont Ave. The place has been there for years--family owned---best Italian food I've had that wasn't cooked by my Sicilian grandmother.
my father was friendly with al letieri who played solozzo , he was good friends with his brother in law and when he came to make the godfather he was living in england and my father got him an apartment
<If you want good pizza, DO NOT COME TO CALIFORNIA.>
I'd like to add Florida to that list. I have found 1 place down here..in Bonita Springs that rivals those in Upstate where I'm from. My girlfirend tells me I have to go to Arthur Ave.(she doesn't know where 'cause she never paid attention to thaat stuff!) the next time I'm up in the City....