Member Monday Member Monday – William Pompeo

November 22, 2021by Paul Sand
William Pompeo
Owner – Annabella’s House of Mozzarella


Looking for the best Fresh Mozzarella in Bergen County? Annabella’s Salumeria E Groceria Italiana in East Rutherford was voted the tops in Bergen Health & Life’s Best of 2015 contest. 

“The fresh mozz is the best,” customer Justin Freeman of Englewood told Daily Voice. He said he has been eating at Annabella’s since it opened 11 years ago.

“I have been coming here for 11 years and I send all of my customers here,” added Keith Russo of Carlstadt, who works as a limo driver. “The food is good, it’s homemade and the mozzarella is the best!”

William Pompeo, owner of Annabella’s at 246 Hackensack St., credits his success to his passion for food. “No one makes mozz like we do,” Pompeo said. “It’s all in how we prepare it. It’s all a matter of love.” Pompeo “Mozzy Man” even has a theme song that he sang and recorded to go with the cheesy creation. He plays the song at least once a day in the store for customers — especially when he is handcrafting the mozzarella, which is four or five times a day, averaging about 80 pounds daily. He even broke out into song “Mozzy Man” played over the speakers. Each and every customer that entered the store raved of the food and chatted with Pompeo about his family and life.

The Mozzy Man said he inherited his love of food from his grandparents. One grandmother was from Bitonto, Italy and the other from Palermo, Sicily. “I started cooking with both of my grandparents at age 5 or 6,” he said, noting his his manicotti and stuffed meatballs are from his grandmother Elizabeth’s recipe and the Pasta Fagioli, rice balls and antipasto were created by his grandmother Felicia. Pompeo has two sons, Nicholas and Franco. Nicholas is already starting to follow in his father’s footsteps. “Nicholas comes here everyday after preschool,” Pompeo said. “He learned to crack an egg with one hand at 3 years old.”

What is “Member Monday”?

Bergen County Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce “Member Monday”! Every Monday we plan to highlight a Bergen County Chamber member by sharing an email blast containing either the member’s professional summary or an article written by the member about a topic within their industry. Every “Member Monday” email blast will contain the featured member’s contact information as well as a link to the member’s website. “Member Monday” provides value to our members by allowing them to highlight themselves in front of the rest of the chamber.

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The Bergen County Chamber of Commerce, is an organization that helps promote business through fostering new business relationships and forming strategic alliances. The main focus of the Bergen County Chamber of Commerce will be to refer quality leads to members on a continuing basis, while promoting Bergen County as a desirable location for small and mid-sized businesses to thrive, and national and international corporate headquarters to be housed. All members have a vested “ownership” and will consistently look for ways to improve as a team.


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