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I'll probably get various types of opinions from asking a question like this but ... where's the best pizza in NJ? I additionally look for quality of topping.

For those of you who've gone through this, I apologize. Honestly, I didn't feel like sifting through old stuff.

Notable places I've been to were DeLorenzo's (Hudson St), Una Pizza (Pt. Pleasant) and ...

Thanks for your input!

:Dave

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Another vote for Spiritos having very good thin crust pizza. I'm not sure its worth a long trip but if you're in the neighborhood.... They also have great ravioli.

Spiritos Restaurant

714 3rd Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

(908) 351-5414

Is this it? If so, it's awful close to Staten Island. Between SI and the airport during those pick up/drop off runs. :smile:

Do they sell slices?

BTW, what is "Elizabeth's "Burg" section?"

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Sunrays - formally of Paterson, now located just about on the train tracks in Little Falls (off Rt. 23)

best sicilian pie!

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Another vote for Spiritos having very good thin crust pizza. I'm not sure its worth a long trip but if you're in the neighborhood.... They also have great ravioli.

Spiritos Restaurant

714 3rd Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

(908) 351-5414

Is this it? If so, it's awful close to Staten Island. Between SI and the airport during those pick up/drop off runs. :smile:

Do they sell slices?

BTW, what is "Elizabeth's "Burg" section?"

That's it. Fairly easy on/off between SI and EWR, as you noted. In warm weather, follow the pizza with lemon ice from diCosmo's a block or two away on Second Avenue.

They don't sell slices.

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That's it. Fairly easy on/off between SI and EWR, as you noted. In warm weather, follow the pizza with lemon ice from diCosmo's a block or two away on Second Avenue.

They don't sell slices.

Just like the Denino's and Ralph's Ices combo, no? :cool:

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Haven't been to any of the places recommended so far but if you are closer to central jersey I have two places for you.

Tata pizza - 208 Hamilton St New Brunswick - very flavorful sauce and an excellent slice overall.

Three brothers of Italy - off of route 9 - Lakewood, NJ - the pizza I grew up eating.

Good luck on your search

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Spiritos is also my favorite. The Towne House on Main St. in Rahway and the Sun Tavern (various locations) are also very good. If you go to Spiritos, Jerry's Famous Frankfurters is a few blocks away. Like me, you might want to go there first for a hot dog appetizer. Or not.

John the hot dog guy

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Can we get a county by county "best pizza" list? From my stomping ground:

Mercer--De Lorenzo's

Burlington--nothing stands out, but there's a place on Rt 206 in Bordentown that makes a pretty good Trenton style tomato pie. I think it's Vesuvio's. The rest of the county is a pizza wasteland, a lot of serviceable pizza but nothing outstanding.

Camden--nothing stands out. Ralph's, in Haddon Heights, makes a pretty good tomato and garlic pie (square pizza, thicker than neapolitan pizza but thinner than Sicilian, big chunks of tomato, fresh garlic and fresh parsley). Their standard Neapolitan pizza is just ok.

The southern jersey shore: Mack & Manco's in Ocean City.

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Sunrays - formally of Paterson, now located just about on the train tracks in Little Falls (off Rt. 23)

best sicilian pie!

Absolutely, positively!! I have forgotten about this place since my sister moved out of Little Falls. I wonder if one of their pies can make it safely to my house off of Hamburg Tpk. in Wayne?

Mmmm....Sunray's

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Has anyone ever visited the pizzeria in Perth Amboy that was ignominiously shut down by the city while there was a campaign to save it? It supposedly had exemplary pizza. I read about it just about when they closed it, sometime this summer.

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There are several excellent threads on this topic, and at the risk of repeating myself, here goes:

Although I have quibbles about them both, I give Brooklyn's Pizza of Hackensack (161 Hackensack Ave,) the nod over De Lorenzo's as my top NJ choice.

While Brooklyn's commitment to the use of first-rate, fresh ingredients (incuding real olive oil, fresh mozzarella and basil)is praiseworthy, their plain pie is a bit bland (short of salt); my favorite is the egllpant pie. De Lorenzo's failing is in its seasoning (either non-existent or second-rate dried).

For truly authentic Neapolitan pizza -- which admittedly is not to every American's taste -- there's Una Pizza Napoletana on Route 35 S. in Point Pleasant Beach, at the entrance to Bay Head-- is the closest I've ever had on this side of the ocean to how it's made in Naples and along the Amalfi coast.

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Oh I would add C onte's in Princeton to the Mercer county list, as well as the Delorenzo's location on Hamilton Ave in Trenton, shockingly close to the Delorenzo's of Hudson St. version of tomato pie.

I will also add a new favorite of mine: Enzo's on Princeton Pike in Lawrenceville, a cute, cozy BYOB in its 20th year that makes a HELL of a tomato pie, as well as White Clam pie.

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my vote goes to delorenzo's on hudson st as well. truly great tomoto pies. irregularly shaped, crispy crust, just the right tomato-cheese ratio...i especially like it topped with peppers and onions. the peppers are slightly pickled, and really, really yummy. whenever we visit my parents, who live in trenton, i request delorenzo's. i just can't find a worthy replacemement in philadelphia...

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In my area - Bergen - I like:

Fort lee Pizza - best regular pies

Donnas Pizza in Leonia - best sicilian

Kincheleys - best thin crust

Burks - in Westwood - same as Kincheleys - I think someone from Kincheleys makes the pies for them.

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Morris county its gotta be Nicks on route 15 across the street from Charlottes Web. A thin crust almost perfect pepperoni pizza. Seaside Heights boardwalk, Maruca's ( they may have a location inland in the area). A very very thin perfect pizza. It is pricey at $22.00 a pie and they must slice the pepperoni on a truffle slicer, but it is really good.

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Kincheleys - best thin crust

Burks - in Westwood - same as Kincheleys - I think someone from Kincheleys makes the pies for them.

That's +2 for Kinchley's.

I'll be there. Thanks again.

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Seaside Heights boardwalk, Maruca's ( they may have a location inland in the area).  A very very thin perfect pizza.  It is pricey at $22.00 a pie and they must slice the pepperoni on a truffle slicer, but it is really good.

Maruca's originated from Trenton. My mom use to live next door to the owner. She swears by their pizza. LOL

So she was quite happy when they opened one up in Toms River where we moved to. I was happy when they opened one up on the boardwalk where I worked as a teen.

I also like Vic's in Bradley Beach.

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