Travel to far west Oklahoma City, and you’ll find Emma Elle’s Italian Kitchen, serving authentic Italian food and wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired pizzas. But it’s not just the food that makes this little gem of a restaurant special – it’s also their commitment to supporting the community.

Owner Cameron Wilson used his love of pizza as inspiration to create an Italian eatery featuring those delicious pies, plus pasta and entrees with limited ingredients. When you take a bite, you’ll taste each individual component.

Wilson strives to source ingredients from local farmers and purveyors; the wagyu and Angus beef come from Domenica Farms, and the Iberico pork from Scissortail Steading. They also partner with Oklahoma’s Sabati Wines for their house red and rosé.

The menu is small but mighty. Kathy’s lasagna is a standout dish with housemade bolognese and whipped ricotta cheese. The real star of the show is the five wood-fired pizzas on the menu. Each comes out blistered and beautiful after being cooked inside the imported Italian Stefano Ferrara Forni pizza oven. The Carnivore, made with house-made sauce, mozzarella and locally raised beef and pork is a must-order.  

With a bright dining room providing a view of the open kitchen, guests can relax and watch as their meals are made. A dedicated to-go area ensures that even those in a hurry can enjoy great food. For a quick lunch, try the caprese salad or fettuccine Alfredo with grilled or hand-breaded fried chicken. 

Save room for dessert, created by Yukon’s 9 oh 6 Bakery. The limoncello cake is light with just the right amount of sweetness, while the tiramisu cake is a decadent way to finish your meal.

Emma Elle’s is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4401 Grant Blvd., Suite Three, Yukon; emmaelles.com