'DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies' on Serious Eats

NJ.com's Munchmobile Pizza Patrol Names Its Top 6 New Jersey Pizzas

After a week of fantastic pizza coverage, NJ.com's Munchmobile Pizza Patrol has finally named its top pizzas in New Jersey. They are: Best plain pizza: DeLucia's Brick Oven Pizza, 3 First Avenue, Raritan NJ; 908-725-1322 Best sausage pizza: De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies, 530 Hudson Street, Trenton NJ; 609-695-9534 Best Margherita pizza: La Rustique Cafe, 611 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City NJ; 201-222-6886 Best Sicilian pizza: Mr. Bruno's Pizza & Restaurant, 439 Valley Broad Road, Lyndhurst NJ; 201-933-1588 Best thin-crust pizza: Star Tavern, 400 High Street, Orange NJ; 973-675-3336 Best specialty pizza: La Sicilia Pizza & Ristorante ("the Palermo, a heavenly blend... More

De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies, Redux

Editor's note: Slice reader Rich DeFabritus joins us today with an update on a Trenton, New Jersey, legend. —Adam The legend continues—De Lorenzo's Robbinsville (2350 US Highway 33, Robbinsville, NJ; (609)-341-8480). New location is bigger, but crowds still a mainstay, so get here early or be prepared to wait. Words and Photographs by Rich DeFabritus | British author Benjamin Disraeli was quoted as saying, “change is inevitable, change is constant”. And while many are resistant to change, it’s as certain as death and taxes. Recognizing this, the famed New Jersey landmark, De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies, has embraced change and done... More

A Slice of Heaven: American Pizza Timeline

Here's the American Pizzeria Timeline, which includes only two non–Pizza Belt entries, Tommaso's and Uno's: 1905: Lombardi's, on Spring Street in New York City, is granted the nation's first license to sell pizza. 1910: Joe's Tomato Pies opens in the Trenton, New Jersey, Chambersburg neighborhood. 1912: Papa's Tomato Pies in Trenton opened by Papa, who learned his trade at Joe's. 1924: Anthony (Totonno) Pero leaves Lombardi's and opens Totonno's in Coney Island, New York. 1925: Frank Pepe opens on Wooster Street in New Haven, Connecticut.... More

Tomayto, Tomahto, Alito

From Law.com comes a story connecting recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. with the famed tomato pies of Trenton, New Jersey. "Tomato pies" are, of course, what Trenton calls pizza. The reporter visits the DeLorenzo's on Hudson Street and finds: An answer to the Alito question has emerged with the pizza. This is pizza minimalism at its best. Unlike pizza chains that think they have to heap on the ingredients to win customers, De Lorenzo's is confident enough to know that less is more. Barely enough crust and cheese, not too much tomato and an emphasis on toppings... More

De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies, Trenton, New Jersey

Sibling Rivalry: The sign on the left marks your arrival at De Lorenzo's Hamilton Avenue, a favorite of Chambersburg residents, as well as the celebrities whose pictures dot the walls inside. De Lorenzo's Hudson Street, right, is a converted row house with limited seating and no public restroom. Arrive prior to opening hours, as the hungry crowd grows quickly. Otherwise, a two-hour wait is not uncommon. DE LORENZO'S HAMILTON Location: 1007 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08629 Phone: 609-393-2952 Payment: Cash only The Skinny: Bigger and more diner friendly than its sister pizzeria; crust has a more consistent crispness DE... More

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