Aunt Josie’s, Syracuse NY

My family owned a furniture and appliance store near the corner of North Salina St. and Wolf St. from the 50’s through the 90’s, and we ate at Aunt Josie’s a lot. I went back recently and was really happy to find that it hasn’t changed.

The entire experience still feels like you’re eating at home with your mom and dad, family and friends, assuming that your mother was a little old Italian mom who really knew how to cook. 😎

Everything tastes exactly as it did 40 years ago, which is really impressive, since “remembered food” usually taste better than actual food.

Order an antipasto or maybe Phil’s White Pizza, some home-made spaghetti and meatballs and a bottle of wine, sit back and relax. It’s just like stepping into a time-machine.

You could easily order by throwing darts at the menu while blindfolded, and end up with the best meal of your life. Everything is awesome and there isn’t a single item that doesn’t belong there.

My absolute favorites are:

  • Phil’s White Pizza
  • Antipasto
  • Home Made Spaghetti with Meatballs and Sausage
  • Cavatelli with Broccoli and Mushrooms in Garlic Butter Sauce
  • Lasagna

Hmm. Now I’m hungry!