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JerseyDevil
03-06-2004, 01:41 PM
What is your favorite pizza place in New Jersey? I don't mean the crap fastfood junk like dominoes or pizza hut. I mean REAL New JERSEY pizza with the cheese dripping off when you pick it up.

Mine is Sansone Brother's on rt 27 in Franklin. They have their oven at a high temperature so the bottom of the crust is crusty - not limp like too many pizza places make theirs. They also make their sauce with crushed tomatoes.

Another good one is Dominics in Piscataway/Dunellen on Washington Ave I think. Aljons in Plainsboro I don't really like because they have limp crust - they only made it once where I really liked it. Romeo's is also the same way.

Man - now I'm hungry for some Sansone Brother's.

BTW - Sansone Brother's used to make awesome deep fried pepperoni Calzones.

Stephanie Plum
03-06-2004, 09:31 PM
Damn! I knew I shouldn't have read this post. :( I'm hungry for pizza, too.

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06-07-2004, 03:47 AM
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JerseyDevil
06-21-2004, 09:38 AM
Another great Pizzeria is Cranbury Pizza. They crust is crusty. They have outdoor dining too. I think the waitress service sort of ruins the traditional pizzeria atmosphere though. I just like going up to the counter and ordering a pizza. And what's up with giving fork and knife. I can't believe people actually eat pizza with a fork and knife. :roll: But oh well - the Pizza is excellent and I highly recommend it.

Skatin
03-23-2005, 07:47 AM
What is your favorite pizza place in New Jersey? I don't mean the crap fastfood junk like dominoes or pizza hut. I mean REAL New JERSEY pizza with the cheese dripping off when you pick it up.

I've always been a sucker for a good slice (or even a whole pie) of Sila Bella's pizza in Toms River NJ. They always have an excellent selection of strange pizza's like Cheesesteak pizza, Baked Ziti Pizza, and so many others. If your ever in the area of Rt 9 and Rt 571 in Toms River, stop in and check out Sila Bella. :)

PS: Best time to get the crazy selection of variety pizzas is between 12pm - 5pm.

- Skatin.
Rabid Land BBS
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MITHRANDIR
03-23-2005, 12:22 PM
I've always been a sucker for a good slice (or even a whole pie) of Sila Bella's pizza in Toms River NJ. They always have an excellent selection of strange pizza's like Cheesesteak pizza, Baked Ziti Pizza, and so many others. If your ever in the area of Rt 9 and Rt 571 in Toms River, stop in and check out Sila Bella. :)

PS: Best time to get the crazy selection of variety pizzas is between 12pm - 5pm.

- Skatin.
Rabid Land BBS
http://RabidLand.StaticSilence.net

Is Sila Bella in the plaza next to the Mobil gas station, right along the GS Parkway?

Skatin
03-23-2005, 01:11 PM
Is Sila Bella in the plaza next to the Mobil gas station, right along the GS Parkway?

That's the place! I've also heard they're chicken wing pizza is pretty good but I've never tried it yet. I actually haven't been there in awhile, and all this talk of pizza, I'm gonna have to go and get a slice.

- Skatin

davegering
10-21-2005, 07:17 PM
My favorite Piizza place growing up was Carlos Pizza in Sayreville. i have not been there for a while but i hear it is still there.

Radiojoe315
01-12-2006, 04:16 PM
Sila Bella's.. VERY good food! I can say living in the area. GREAT. Of course Marruca's in Seaside Awesome. I am blessed where I am I can make a BIG list of AWESOME pizza place.

In South Toms River, Midtown Pizza. Used to be called Avellino's (Home of the 16" Pie) Still is just as great as before.

Shady Rest in Forked Rive on Route 9.. GREAT pizza.

Ferrari's In Beachwood AWESOME.

Jerseydevil, can speak from expierence I know as he loves to preach..
Try another state's pizza.. and then you'll love NJ's even more!

JerseyDevil
01-12-2006, 04:24 PM
Sila Bella's.. VERY good food! I can say living in the area. GREAT. Of course Marruca's in Seaside Awesome. I am blessed where I am I can make a BIG list of AWESOME pizza place.

In South Toms River, Midtown Pizza. Used to be called Avellino's (Home of the 16" Pie) Still is just as great as before.

Shady Rest in Forked Rive on Route 9.. GREAT pizza.

Ferrari's In Beachwood AWESOME.

Steve and I go to the one on Rt 9 in Beachwood, that one is good, but I can't think of the name. It's just south of the Lobster Shatty and on the othe4r side of the brdge that crosses Toms River. Did you include that one in your list? :)

My favorite pizza though is still Sansone Brothers in Frankline, by Kendall Park.


Jerseydevil, can speak from expierence I know as he loves to preach..
Try another state's pizza.. and then you'll love NJ's even more!
Yeah - you learned that from personal experience. :p Before you didn't have a proper appreciation of NJ pizza. :)

davegering
01-12-2006, 04:41 PM
I havent been to the Shady Rest in about 15 years i rember the Pizza was very good

Radiojoe315
01-12-2006, 04:49 PM
Jdevil, think your reffering to Alfredos. I havent been there in so long that I had forgotten about them. Bad location to get in and out of. But you are right. They have a nive pie.

As for the Shady Rest.. I loved their food. It was awesome. And then they had undergone new ownership in the past couple of years. and it wasnt good at all. I was there on New Years Eve because I heard they were under new ownership. It was GREAT. The sauce was awesome. Just as good as it was before. So I am hoping that the pizza is. Maybe I'll look into that one this weekend! Great place though.

Jersey Warren
04-13-2006, 11:05 AM
When I was growing up, they had really good pizza in Begen County. My friend Mike Manna's family owned a place called the Tower of Pizza on Route 17 in Ramsey. They were good, as was a place called Pizza Town USA on Route 17 in Paramus and a place called Mama Rosa's in Ridgewood.

After I grew up and went back, the pizza in Bergen County wasn't as good. I think it's because the sons of the original Italian pizza owners didn't want to go into the family business. My friend Mike is now a lawyer. When he was in law school his father told him if he didn't make it he always had a job at the Tower of Pizza. He said that was a good incentive to finish law school!

I've found in recent years that the Shore pizza places are better than where I grew up, probably because lots of Italians from "up North" moved to Toms River and Seaside Heights. My favorite, as I said in another post, is Three Brothers on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. There is another place on Route 37 near Oak Ridge Parkway in Toms River (can't remember the name) that is also very good.

UDmcRU
07-15-2006, 09:59 PM
Delorenzos Pizza..Hamilton Ave...Trenton, NJ..definitely.

Pookiebluez
08-24-2006, 08:42 PM
Living in Paterson, we have plenty of pizza places to pick from. My top three are:

1) Broadway Pizza (Gotta love their Chicken Pizza)

2) Frank and Joe's (just plain ol' good pizza)

3) Century Pizza ( Not only good pizza, but their stomboli is just the best!)

BlueIrishEyes
09-16-2006, 04:33 PM
Espositos in Cedar Grove is my favorite--a second is Nikolas in Califon. Yum to both.

Cyberflea
02-19-2007, 10:44 PM
What is your favorite pizza place in New Jersey?

I've always been a big fan of Sila Bella and Geno D's in Toms River. The crust from Lisa's near the Wal-Mart on Rt. 37 is pretty good too.

JerseyDevil
02-19-2007, 10:58 PM
I've always been a big fan of Sila Bella and Geno D's in Toms River. The crust from Lisa's near the Wal-Mart on Rt. 37 is pretty good too.
Welcome Cyberflea. I haven't tried those pizzerias. I'm usually going to Attilio's on Rt 166. They good have pretty good pizza, but not as good as Sansone Brother's in Franklin (by Kendall Park in South Brunswick).

Impeach Corzine
02-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Marinelli's Pizza on Rt 12 in Flemington

Resin
02-21-2007, 07:31 AM
We love Algieri's in Belleville.Thin and crunchy.:)

131 Dukes St.
06-28-2007, 07:34 AM
Mario`s on rt 35 north in normandy beach just north of seaside hieghts.:)

lily_tulips
12-12-2007, 06:11 PM
:D When I was growing up in South Paterson in the 60's and 70's there was Piccolo's Pizzeria on Main St. The best Pizza around any where.I see they filmed scenes of the Sopranos in Ralph Piccolo's place.
You guys are sooo lucky to still be in New Jersey. I moved to Scotland, I sure miss alot about Paterson, but realize every thing changes., Piccolo's is still there though. Does any one out there know Dave Frech? He and Denny Iozzio all use to hang out at Piccolo's in the 60's Dave Frech went to VeitNam and when he got out joined the Paterson Police.I have lost contact along time ago I have been trying on the Internet for years to find them, no luck.
Well by for now Enjoy your Pizza!
from Lillian

Jersey Warren
12-13-2007, 03:10 PM
Hi Lillian,

I grew up not too far from Paterson in Bergen County in the 50s and 60s. It's true that once you have real "Napolitan" pizza in New Jersey everything else pales by comparison.

Regarding Scotland, my wife's father came from Glasgow and she always wanted to visit there. We are planning to go in mid-2009, when we have accumulated enough Delta Skymiles and money to afford the trip.

Delta has a direct flight from Atlanta to Edinburgh. (We currently live in Florida.) While there we also want to visit the ancestral Davidson castle in the Highland, which had been turned into a hotel. (My mother's maiden name was Davidson.)

Whereabouts are you in Scotland? Did you know that many Scots settled in Kearney, New Jersey and they have lots of Scottish events there?

lily_tulips
12-14-2007, 02:14 AM
Hi JerseryWarren'
I was born and raised in Paterson. My Mom and Dad were Born in Scotland, but did not meet till they had been in Paterson for a couple of years. My Dad was from a town called Wishaw which is in Glasgow. My Mom was from Dalkeith, which is where I stay now, it is 7 miles from Edinburgh 25 min on the bus.
When I was little my Mother and Father use to go to the Scottish and Irish Club in Kearney.
When you and your wife get the chance to come here maybe we can all meet up for a visit.
from Lillian

Jersey Warren
12-14-2007, 08:22 AM
Hi Lillian,

Your posts are very interesting. If you remain on this board and we stay in contact we will certainly let you know when are plans are more final, probably late next year, as we generally plan our trips a year in advance.

There is a new movie coming out on Christmas Day called The Water Horse about Loch Ness, which we will probably see. We saw the other one about Loch Ness with Ted Danson and enjoyed it.

When I went to Don Bosco High School in Ramsey I had a second-year Latin teacher named Mr. Robert Reynolds who came from Edinburgh. I think he had lived in Paterson for awhile. He pronounced Latin with a Scottish burr! He wore dark glasses all the time because his eyes were sensitive to light and the same tartan tie every day. Since it was an all-boys' school, he wanted to make sure the kids didn't think he was a pushover. He'd say things like:

"Ay used ta be quite a roughhouser in the auld days back in Edinburgh, so don't any o' you hooligans try ta start anything with me!"

His hobby was target shooting and he used to carry a bullet or two in his coat pocket and bounce a bullet off the head of anyone who wasn't paying attention. He'd draw caricatures of troublemakers on targets, shoot them full of bullet holes, then bring the targets into class and tell the kids: "See. This is what's gonna happen to you if you don't straighten up."

It was all talk, of course. He was really a pretty nice guy once you got to know him. Being a thrifty Scott, he owned a Lincoln Continental but always walked to school, even on the coldest days, which he described as "Nice and br-r-risk!" He only drove his car when it was pouring down rain.

Anyway, I'm glad you joined this board. I'll enjoy sharing more stories with you. :)

JerseyDevil
12-14-2007, 02:57 PM
Lily - welcome back. My parents had gone to Scotland years ago - Glasgow actually. They loved it.

BY the way - in terms of pizza - doesn't everyone think that shore pizza has a different taste than northern New Jersey or central New Jersey pizza?

I haven't found a best pizza place down where I live in Toms River, although I usually go to Attilios on rt 166 just because they are close to my place. However, they don't come close to Sansone Brothers.

As a matter of fact, my friend from college came out to visit during Thanksgiving (she lives in Canada) and the first thing she said when she got off the plane was - can we go to Sansone Brothers. Now I know she loves their pizza, so on the way up I was trying to figure out how we could fit it in now that I live an hour away. Anyway - we decided to head down to Sansone Brothers, then hang out around Princeton - and THEN head back to Toms River. Now that's a sign of a good pizza place. :D

lily_tulips
12-15-2007, 05:41 PM
Hi JerseyWarren,
You did'nt happen to know Dave Frech he went to Don Bosco's, I have been trying to locate him but no luck. We all use to hang out at Piccolo's pizzeria in South Paterson. What Great Pizza that was. And it is still there. They filmed scenes there for the Sopranos.I loved watching it seeing places I remembered.
from Lillian

miki2008
02-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Pizza sounds really good right now. And all of these places everyone has mentioned are great. Might be back in a min after I go get me a piece of pizza.

Jersey Warren
02-26-2008, 08:22 AM
For those who don't know how lucky they are, almost EVERY independently owned pizzeria in New Jersey has better pizza than almost anyplace else in America. It's like fishing in a barrel, as they say! :)

NJBarb
03-04-2008, 06:29 AM
When I go to Ocean City I get in line for Mack and Manco's which is the best pizza at the Jersey Shore - Saturday in summers - fuggedaboutit! Lines across the boardwalk. There is also another pizza place in Ocean City called Picini that makes very good brick oven pizza.

Jersey Warren
03-04-2008, 08:19 AM
When I go to Ocean City I get in line for Mack and Manco's which is the best pizza at the Jersey Shore - Saturday in summers - fuggedaboutit! Lines across the boardwalk. There is also another pizza place in Ocean City called Picini that makes very good brick oven pizza.

Doesn't it make you wonder why pizzeria owners in other places don't come to New Jersey and just open their eyes and figure out how it's made! Just from standing behind the counter, I noticed that pizza guys in New Jersey cooked their pies directly on the stone bottom of the oven at more than 500 degrees, while Greek-owned pizza places in Massachusetts cooked their pizzas in pans (which holds in moisture and ruins the crust) at only 350 degrees! :rolleyes: No way are you going to get a decent pizza crust under those conditions! It isn't rocket science, but only in New Jersey, New York, and Italy can they get it right.

JerseyDevil
03-04-2008, 02:59 PM
Doesn't it make you wonder why pizzeria owners in other places don't come to New Jersey and just open their eyes and figure out how it's made! Just from standing behind the counter, I noticed that pizza guys in New Jersey cooked their pies directly on the stone bottom of the oven at more than 500 degrees, while Greek-owned pizza places in Massachusetts cooked their pizzas in pans (which holds in moisture and ruins the crust) at only 350 degrees! :rolleyes: No way are you going to get a decent pizza crust under those conditions! It isn't rocket science, but only in New Jersey, New York, and Italy can they get it right.

This is exactly why I make my pizza on a pizza stone in a pre-heated oven at 500 degrees. BTW - I also make my own dough from hand. My father learned from someone who was from Italy.

SnoDrtRider
01-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Delorenzos Pizza..Hamilton Ave...Trenton, NJ..definitely.

Ahhh! DeLorenzos... Been quite a few years since I've been there Excellent!

From past experience get there early on a Sunday afternoon they open at 4PM and the line starts forming at 2...