Benny Tudino's, Hoboken
When you eat here, you don’t leave hungry. This no-frills pizza joint proudly boasts the “biggest slices around” and offers a full menu of Italian classics. It’s no surprise that this has become a Hoboken favorite after more than five decades of feeding happy customers.
Razza, Jersey City
This NJ pizza paradise has won award after award, including the 27th Pizza in the World in 2022 by the Italian website 50TopPizza, which ranks pizza across the globe, and Pizzeria of the Year in 2021 by PizzaToday.com. Food critic Pete Wells once proclaimed that the best pizza in New York was in New Jersey, at, you guessed it, Razza.
Brooklyn Original Pizza, Haddon Heights
This award-winning pizzeria serves up authentic, Brooklyn-style pizza cooked to perfection that is well done, never burnt. No pizza leaves Brooklyn without meeting owner Filippo Sparacio’s high standards. Try the famous Honey Moon Square – a thin-crust Sicilian with fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, basil, and drizzled with spiced honey.
The Original Thin Crust Pizza Company, East Brunswick
This one’s for you, thin-crust lovers. This pizza joint is true to its name, serving up that hard-to-find, super-thin crust. Owner Matt Verney puts his own spin on a 60-year-old family recipe passed to him from his days at Vitale’s Bar and Grill.
De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies, Robbinsville
For authentic Italian thin-crust pizza, look no further than this loved NJ pizza heaven. Established in 1947 by a family who immigrated from Southern Italy, this long-standing business has changed buildings over the years but never changed hands. It’s now run by the third generation of the De Lorenzo family.
Talula’s, Asbury Park
With vegan options, craft beer and pizza with gourmet toppings all served up in an industrial setting, it’s easy to love this NJ pizza hotspot. Led by an ethos-conscious husband-and-wife team, the thoughtful menu revolves around sourdough pizza, and everything from ice cream to dairy-free cheeses is made in-house.
Brooklyn Square Pizza, Tom’s River
Enjoy a mom-and-pop feel at all three locations in Toms River, Manalapan Township and Jackson Township. The restaurant’s famous Upside Down Pizza is a must-try, but you also can’t go wrong with the Popeye Pizza, Eggplant & Ricotta Pizza or literally anything else on the menu.
Ferazzoli’s Italian Kitchen, Rutherford
Arguably the best pizza place in Rutherford, you’ll find local favorites like the Grandma Pie (with square, thin crust) and the Speciale (topped with chicken cutlet, basil and honey). When you visit, don’t skip dessert. Order classic Cannoli or the kid-favorite Nutella Pinwheel.
Brick + Dough, Montclair
Unique and classic Neopolitan-ish wood-fired pizzas with tasty twists like Fig & Goat cheese, Kale & Sausage and Foraged Feast. And if you’re looking for gluten-free, the Detroit-style pie is regarded as one of the tastiest in the state.
Holy Tomato, Blackwood
Thin crust and crisp with zesty tomato and a flavorful selection that keeps customers coming back again and again. Unique in every way including the way the pizza is served – in strips, not traditional slices.
Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria, Livingston
This pizza-lovers staple is known for its classic brick oven pies, family-friendly atmosphere and fine dining options. A great choice for thin-crust lovers who want the perfect crunch with every bite.
BLVD Pizza, Surf City
Taste the fresh ingredients in each and every pie at this outstanding pizzeria ranked #1in NJ.com’s The Jersey Shore’s 44 Greatest Pizzerias in 2023. Lots of options and a just-right ratio of sauce to cheese to crust make this place a must-try. And with names like Jersey Devil, Roni Soprano and the Ninja Turtle, how can you resist?
Manco & Manco Pizza, Ocean City
This pizza legend in Ocean City really puts on a show. Watch as expert pie makers twirl and stretch the dough, making your pizza from scratch right in front of you. Order their signature thin and crispy pizza, which has been on the menu since their first location opened in 1956.
Maruca’s Tomato Pies, Seaside Heights
Next up is an Asbury Park boardwalk NJ pizza go-to since 1950, renowned for their trademark cheese and sensational sauce swirls. Pizzas here boast Maruca’s signature classic old-world flavor and are big on taste. Try the 24” extra-large pie.
Federici’s Family Restaurant, Freehold
Operating for more than 100 years, this NJ pizza favorite in Freehold is a fourth-generation, family-run restaurant that has made a name for itself with its award-winning thin-crust pies and traditional Northern Italian dishes.
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