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Mar 17, 2008 10:44 AM

Good Pizza in Tinton Falls/Shrewsbury Area

I have lived in Tinton Falls (off of Hope Road) for about 5 years now and cannot find any really good pizza in the area. I've tried Ninette's, Danny's, Frederico's, Red Bank Pizza, Brother's Siinos and the place that was in the same building as CJ Montanas that has another location in Lincroft and all of them are marginal at best. I've heard mixed things about Rosina's (on Shrewsbury Ave) and Guiseppi's (I think that's the name) in Eatontown. I love a pizza with a thick, tender but chrisp crust. One of my favorite places in Monmouth County is Serpico's in Allenhurst but it takes about twenty to thirty minutes from my house and I would like to find someplace local that delivers. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. I've been meaning to try the pizza at Aleo's in Lincroft, on Newman springs Rd. They sell only Sicilian pie, made to order. I haven't tried it yet. Everything else they sell is good. SO maybe the pizza is good too.

    Aleo Italian Specialties
    642 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

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    1. re: val ann c

      Yep, that's the place that was where CJ Montana's is now. I was not impressed with the pizza and I think it was quite pricey ($16 for a medium pepperoni) but thanks for the suggestion!

      1. re: tgran

        You must be thinking of another place. Aleo's is in the shopping center near the corner of Swimming River Rd and Newman Springs Rd. It's near the Acme supermarket. It's a small place with no seating.

        1. re: val ann c

          tgran is referring to the restaurant location that Aleo opened briefly in Shrewsbury. It is now CJ Montana's.

    2. I also live in TF off Hope Road (14 years). The best pizza in the area IMO is Luigi's Famous in Little Silver. They deliver. Their XL pie is square. Their toppings are of a higher quality than most places.

      We used to enjoy New Corner in Red Bank and Attilio's in Lincroft. Haven't been to either in while.

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      1. re: fershore

        My 20-something son really likes Attilios, I think it's hit or miss. Luigi's in Lincroft is good if you like thinish crust, but from your post it might not be what you're looking for.

        For Italian deli food you can't go wrong with Aleo, but I've never seen pizza in there. I don't know where they would make it.

        There's a new place in Middletown on 35 next to Jersey Mike's called Morgano's. I've been happy with their pizza, and their crust is more like you describe. Give it a try. The owner used to be the exec chef at Bahrs. He's trying to make the place more restauranty than previous owners.

        1. re: fershore

          I can strongly 2nd Luigi's. It's an excellent pie and though I wouldn't say the pie has a thick crust, it's certainly not as thin as Pete & Elda's. Have a slice and see what you think. Given the close location it's definitely worth checking out.

        2. Try Val's in Rumson - by far the best in the area - or Pete and Elda's in Neptune if you are willing to drive

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          1. re: Sarah R

            Acc. to the original post, tgran is searching for "a thick, tender but crisp crust." Pete & Elda's pizza has an *ultra-thin* crust. Ergo, tgran might as well not bother wasting gas.

          2. Thanks for all the suggestions. I will give them a try!

            1. "I have lived in Tinton Falls (off of Hope Road) for about 5 years now and cannot find any really good pizza in the area."

              AFAIK it does not exist.

              P&Eldas is pitiful.(See various posts elsewhere)Fredericos poor.Vics ....way way over rated.Deninos (Aberdeen),Sciotinos comment rather than start another tit for tat on such a subjective subject.Unfortunately the art of producing a "Cornicone" on a pizza seems to be lost in our Pizzerias.Although not great,probably the best is CBO in Bradley Beach,even further away than Serpicos.If you can get them to stretch a pie without the coarse cornmeal,it would be so much better.It reminds me a bit of Two Boots in the city,and though I dislike it,it's still better than anything locally that i've found.

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              1. re: xny556cip

                "AFAIK it does not exist."

                You're kidding, aren't you? Lets list them. Pete & Elda's, Val's, Freddie's, Luigi's. If any one of these was located in New York City there would be lines out the door. These places are outstanding.

                I'm looking forward to trying a number of the other places on this thread. Given the overall high standard in this area I'm sure some of them are winners too.

                1. re: Bob Martinez

                  No Bob ,i've yet to find anything "outstanding" in the central- south NJ area as far as Pizza is concerned.I know of no place that has lines out of the door except possibly at Pete at Eldas.My original reply to you was pulled (?) even though I cited local buisnesses that I think warrant a mention.I just have to accept that we disagree on the standard of Pizza in this area.IMO the one place that offered hope was UPN when in Point Pleasant.He never had lines out of the door then,but now seems to in Manhattan?
                  Maybe you are correct?Could you point me to anywhere in our region than could compre favorably to the following styles of Pizza that I consider outstanding?

                  Il Forno ( Rome ) Foccacia
                  Dar Poeta ( Rome) Roman Thin Crust
                  DaMichelle (Naples) Neapolitan
                  Joes (Original Bleeker St ) Classic New York slice
                  A Mano (Ridgewood ) Deep Fried calzone

                  Your help is appreciated.I don't mind travelling to another county for outstanding pizza.

                2. re: xny556cip

                  I just did a reply on the Kelly's Tavern post saying the best and worst corned beef I've ever had was at Kelly's. I will apply this to CBO in Bradley regarding their pizza. When they are on the mark their pie is excellent, but on an off night I've had to live with soggy bottom goop. This is based on many visits not just a one off...

                  1. re: JerzeyShore

                    I have been to CBO many times and Always had great pizza, whether eaten in or taken home. Just lucky??