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DeLorenzo Tomato Pie in Robbinsville

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MoxieBoy Jan 14, 2008 07:59 AM

Anyone able yet to compare the Robbinsville Pies to the Hudson St Pies?

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    cwdonald RE: MoxieBoy Jan 15, 2008 06:42 AM

    Is it open yet?

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      Heatherb RE: cwdonald Jan 15, 2008 06:48 AM

      My sources (ok, my mom) say yes. She said there was a huge crowd when she drove by one Saturday. She could also be wrong and the crowd was for some other event in the shopping center. Either way, I'm staying away until stuff settles down.

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        cranrob RE: cwdonald Jan 15, 2008 06:54 AM

        They are open: http://www.delorenzostomatopies.com/

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          Freeholdtwsp88 RE: cranrob Jan 15, 2008 07:14 PM

          I live the original location

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        SandyF RE: MoxieBoy Jan 17, 2008 04:28 PM

        We went there last night to try it out. Sam's wife was working the front of the house, taking names. She told us that there would be a 45 min. wait, but we were seated in about 15 min. The decor is contemporary and beautifully done, with comfortable chairs. Lots of tables in the front and back, and about 5 booths in the middle that hold up to six people. They have an actual written menu here--listing the pizza (small--$10 and large--$13, plus $1 for each extra topping). Plus--they have a green salad and an antipasto. We didn't get either of those, but some were ordering them around us and seemed happy with it.

        The pizza to me was the same taste as the Hudson St. location that we know and love. I thought the crust was a little thinner and crisper, if that's possible. Yum!!!

        There are bathrooms :-) and they take credit cards at this location. Also, a biggy to me, they have glass glasses (not plastic) for all the drinks. It took us longer to get there, since we live in Bucks County, so we'll probably keep going to the Trenton shop. Hope they keep that one open. I hope the limited hours of operation are not a foreshadowing of things to come.

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          big1515 RE: SandyF Jan 21, 2008 09:32 AM

          Speaking of Hudson St ..There is a Steak sandwich place on Hudson St that is Great ..It is a through back to the 50's and the Pleople running the place are very friendly and appricate your bussiness .They also have good tomato pies

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            cranrob RE: big1515 Jan 22, 2008 06:27 AM

            You're referring to Pete’s Steak House, 317 Hudson Street

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              Heatherb RE: cranrob Jan 22, 2008 12:06 PM

              Is that the same ownership as the one in Ewing? There used to be one on Hamilton Avenue that was pretty good years ago.

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                SarahEats RE: Heatherb Jan 22, 2008 04:58 PM

                I'm pretty sure it's the same owners. The menus are the same (at least they were the last time I checked).

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                  big1515 RE: SarahEats Jan 23, 2008 08:50 AM

                  Pete's is the place .Good steak sandwiches ..with people that work hard to get your bussiness .Another good sigh the police eat there .!

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            puinsp RE: SandyF Jan 30, 2008 05:17 AM

            a little tip - the booths are only for 4 + so I was told by Sam's wife. Want to get seated quicker tell them you have party of 4 - you have now increased your chances of getting seated quicker - OH and if they seat you in a booth w.less than 4, just tell them the others are on the way

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              cranrob RE: puinsp Jan 30, 2008 06:23 AM

              I don't know about that... We were seated in a booth at a really busy time, and we were only 3 people.

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            cranrob RE: MoxieBoy Jan 24, 2008 05:57 AM

            Finally got here last night. We arrived just before 5PM, and were told there would be a 45 minute wait, which actually turned out to be about 20 minutes. Pizzas are just like Hudson St. location. We also ordered the Green Salad, which was salad greens, sliced apple, and sweet glazed sesame-coated walnuts in a tangy vinaigrette. We'll be back. Soon.

            1. rockhopper RE: MoxieBoy Jan 24, 2008 09:20 AM

              Wow. Rt 33 is now a destination with DeLo's and Tony Luke's just up the street.

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                cranrob RE: rockhopper Jan 24, 2008 10:13 AM

                I also noticed a sign for a Sushi place opening up next door to DeLo's.

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                  TomDel RE: rockhopper Jan 24, 2008 12:12 PM

                  Don’t forget Tattoni’s also moved to 33.

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                    cranrob RE: TomDel Jan 24, 2008 03:57 PM

                    They did? Where is it exactly? Is it still called Tattoni's?

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                      TomDel RE: cranrob Jan 24, 2008 04:14 PM

                      I haven't been there myself, so I'm not sure but I think it's near Mercer St. and 33, near the Blockbuster building. It may be in the strip mall accross the street. As far as I know it's still called Tattoni's. Anywho yellow pages lists the address as 1280 Highway 33, Trenton.

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                        carl555 RE: TomDel Jan 24, 2008 04:48 PM

                        There used to be a place called Pietro's in that strip mall and it's still in the phone book (yellowbook.com) also at 1280 Hwy 33. Different phone than Tattoni's. Hmm... I'll be driving by there next week and will check it out.

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                          BeeZee RE: carl555 Jan 25, 2008 04:26 AM

                          It is the same location as what was Pietro's (and probably 3 other italian places in the last 5 years)...little strip mall across Rt.33 from Blockbuster, along with a bad Chinese restaurant. I really doubt that in that location it's the same Tattoni's as Trenton.

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                            jeffscottsdale RE: BeeZee Aug 31, 2009 11:41 AM

                            it is the same the same people and the same menu

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                          jeffscottsdale RE: TomDel Aug 31, 2009 11:31 AM

                          its at the strip mall they are just re-opening after a month off for vacation

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                        jeffscottsdale RE: TomDel Aug 31, 2009 11:19 AM

                        Ihave been going to tatonnis for years since the 70's my brother greg was great friends and my brother harry works for lou a couple of times a week for the last several/mant many yrs.

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                      jsfein RE: MoxieBoy Jan 30, 2008 06:38 AM

                      I don't get to DeLorenzo's often enough to know, but do they take reservations? I seem to recall that on my visits to Hamilton Ave. for lunch not only have we had a table reserved, but we've ordered our pies in advance. Can this be done in Robbinsville?

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                        JLawrence RE: MoxieBoy Jan 31, 2008 05:24 PM

                        Tattoni's use to be Pietro's which use to be Shank's and is the same place as in the Burg. Difference is old man Dominick Tattoni no longer is the cook and he was terrific and very nice. The son is doing the cooking with someone else, he has a partner.

                        Rich Tonti, the owner, actually President, of Pete's Steak House on Hudson St. sold the Ewing store. I don't think his steak sandwiches are good, they're ok, but his fish and chips are good.

                        DeLorenzo's on Hudson St., (Gary Amico, owner), always burnt the bottom and they had an attitude problem, like it or don't come back.

                        I like DeLorenzo's on Hamilton Ave. and Massimo's on Hamilton Ave., though the owner and his 3 sons of Massimo's have an attitude problem also.

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                          jeffscottsdale RE: JLawrence Aug 31, 2009 11:21 AM

                          I remember shanks...we used to go there and hang out for a while also

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                            jeffscottsdale RE: JLawrence Aug 31, 2009 11:22 AM

                            petes is a great place too my 86 yr old mother still goes there every couple of weeks

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                              jeffscottsdale RE: JLawrence Aug 31, 2009 11:24 AM

                              massimos always had the best scicillian pies I first started to go there when it was called orsi's then max bought the place I remember when the sons were baby;s then max turned it over to the sons

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                                jeffscottsdale RE: JLawrence Aug 31, 2009 11:35 AM

                                does anyone remember the freeway steak house on perry st trenton? or twinn treat on rt 33? owned by the same family and the best cheeseteaks around better than the philly joints

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                                Paul N RE: MoxieBoy Mar 31, 2008 07:27 AM

                                Wow. Just awesome.

                                I'm so excited to have this place in the area.

                                Do you DeLorenzo veterans have any suggestions for toppings? Or should I keep being a purist?

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                                  cranrob RE: Paul N Mar 31, 2008 10:14 AM

                                  Their sausage is excellent.

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                                    jeffscottsdale RE: Paul N Aug 31, 2009 11:38 AM

                                    anything is good at delorenzos! yrs. ago you could only get sausage, pepporoni or anchovie ,many yrs. ago

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                                    RPMcMurphy RE: MoxieBoy Mar 31, 2008 08:20 AM

                                    ate there friday for lunch and it was amazing. period.

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                                      jeffscottsdale RE: MoxieBoy Aug 31, 2009 11:16 AM

                                      Gary made pies on hudson for years thats why you really can't tell the difference
                                      we were able to tell between hudson and the hamilton ave location because the tomatoes pieces where a little bit bigger on hudson.
                                      I am in my fifties and have been going to delorenzoes since I was baby.
                                      I live in scottsdale az now and the only pizza that I can eat is gramaldi's out of new york
                                      They are very good but I still like delorenzoes will bee coming home for the holliday's and I will deffinately get a few pies

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                                        bgut1 RE: jeffscottsdale Sep 4, 2009 12:50 PM

                                        I tried my first DeLorenzo's "tomato pie" today (a small half sausage/ half plain) at the Robbinsville location. It was in fact one of the best pizzas I have ever tasted. As far as which one is better, DeLorenzo's tomato pie or DeLorenzo's pizza, I'd give the nood to the tomato pie (but just barely).

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                                          tom246 RE: bgut1 Sep 4, 2009 03:39 PM

                                          This is too funny. We just got back from Delorenzo's in Robbinsville. I get out early and we often go for an early pizza (and wine of course). Had the special salad and our usual sausage pie.

                                          It would have been hysterical to run into you there :).

                                          Glad to hear you enjoyed the pizza. For us there is nothing like it.

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                                        tom246 RE: MoxieBoy Nov 15, 2009 03:18 PM

                                        Finished off a busy dining weekend with pizza here today.
                                        Salad of figs, prosciutto, mozzarella, mixed greens... Yum
                                        large sausage pizza... Yum, Yum
                                        Carlisle Zinfandel to wash it down, life is good.

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