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DeLorenzo's pizza

Karen K May 3, 2010 04:59 PM

Looking to try DeLorenzo's famed thin crust, not tomato pie. So, is it the Hudson St. or Hamilton Avenue location we want? Do I need to post this on the NJ Board??

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    fourunder RE: Karen K May 4, 2010 03:50 AM

    Having been to both, I prefer Hudson Street for their pizzas, particularly their crust. The crust at Hamilton Avenue gets very hard as the pizzas cool off...either location though, is very good in my opinion, and you would enjoy both.

    1. njfoodies RE: Karen K May 4, 2010 04:49 AM

      Hudson Street, hands down! And it is not thin crust, it is indeed a tomato pie. -mJ

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        Karen K RE: njfoodies May 4, 2010 05:39 AM

        Not thin crust pizza?

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          njfoodies RE: Karen K May 4, 2010 06:20 AM

          It is definitely thin, and crispy! I am not from Jersey and have never understood why they call it a tomato pie, but I have just accepted the fact that that is what it is referred to as. LOL! Regardless, it is a little slice of heaven, and I love it! YUM!

          Note that Hudson Street is not open every night anymore, and I think they are just open on Friday, Saturday, and maybe Sunday. Also note that they are BYOB, and I recommend bringing your own stems unless you enjoy drinking wine out of plastic cups. Also make sure that you use the bathroom before you go as they do not have one. Small details for something so tasty! YUM! -mJ

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            pm_fan RE: njfoodies May 5, 2010 12:00 PM

            Per an article in NJ Monthly, "Trenton tomato pies are put together backwards. Cheese and toppings go on first. Only then comes the tomato sauce—seasoned, crushed plum tomatoes...".

            Here is a link to the article. Happy reading!


            Also, Hamilton Ave is DeLorenzo's Pizza, versus DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies on Hudson Street and the one on Rte 33 in Robbinsville. Although the families are related, they both have thin crusts, the end products are different.

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              Karen K RE: pm_fan May 5, 2010 03:21 PM

              Too many decisions! I guess I will have to check out all of them.

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                njfoodies RE: Karen K May 6, 2010 05:48 AM

                Good plan! And while you're at it, you might as well check out Rossi's Tavern as well to see what the Trenton burger craze is all about! =) Both Trenton staples in my opinion! -mJ

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                  Tapas52 RE: njfoodies May 6, 2010 06:03 AM

                  Although DeLorenzos is very good...while your in the "Burg",,,,,try PAPA'S pizza simply the "Best" in Trenton IMO !

                  804 Chambers Street, Trenton - (609) 392-0359

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        tom246 RE: Karen K Dec 9, 2010 03:51 AM

        We had a department lunch party yesterday at Delorenzo's in Robbinsville yesterday. Only a couple of people had sampled the pizza before yesterday and everyone left raving about how much they enjoyed it!!. No longer are there 14 Delorenzo virgins :)

        Had a variety of salads and antipasti to start, a large variety of pizza included plain, sausage and various veggie combinations. All were great and we had 4 bottles of "homemade" california pinot to wash it down.

        Just a quick note about how to run a business. I had called the day before and said 17 of us were coming for lunch, wanted to give a heads up. Said we would get there early if that would help. Sam the owner said he would set aside a few large booths to accomodate us, no problem. This place is always busy, he could have said "forget it, no reservations" but he and the staff are class acts. Delorenzo's likely has another 14 regulars after yesterday.
        Great place to get together with a group.

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          njfoodies RE: tom246 Dec 9, 2010 09:14 AM

          Great venue for it tom246! Which homemade pinot did you have? Was this the '08? Or is the '09 already in the bottle? I sure would like to learn how I can get on that mailing list! =)

          Sammy is definitely a class act, and a hell of a great guy (for a non Cubs fan at least). LOL! Kudos to him and his crew for accomodating you guys. He is always nothing but a pleasure when we go in, no matter how busy they are. Great people! -mJ

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            bgut1 RE: njfoodies Dec 9, 2010 12:34 PM

            tom246 - Don't forget me either. I put my name on that list at least a year back! :)

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              tom246 RE: bgut1 Dec 9, 2010 03:25 PM

              Nj, bgut, have a very limited amount of pinot but going out to Ca this weekend for vacation and will be sure to pick up more. Its the 2008 and it was great with the Delorenzo's pies. You guys are numero uno for some next time I see you.

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                njfoodies RE: tom246 Dec 9, 2010 04:29 PM

                I'm still waiting for my postcard to come in the mail with my username and password so I can order up! Put me down for a 6 pack! Can only imagine it would go very nicely with a little tomato pie! =) -mJ

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                  bgut1 RE: tom246 Dec 9, 2010 07:44 PM

                  Thanks Tom. Much appreciated. BTW, we haven't run into each other in such a long time. For a while there we saw it each other every weekend. My regards to your better half and a safe trip out west.

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              Angelina RE: tom246 Dec 9, 2010 01:08 PM

              Nice review, tom!! I found the place thanks to everyone on this delish board!!! Is Sam the shorter, tan man seating people? We were there only once, and we had our little baby w/ us on a Fri. night around 6 pm and he was really nice, and said he would try to get us seated ASAP because the baby was sleeping. So nice to do that. He did, indeed, seat us right away and we got to enjoy the pizza before the princess woke up!! We were so greatful!! Any other place, probably would have made us wait extra long on purpose, HOPING we would leave!

              Delorenzo's is great! How is that Italian deli located across the street from them??

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                tom246 RE: Angelina Dec 9, 2010 03:29 PM

                On Wednesday Sam was the man behind the counter putting the pies together and getting them in the oven. Considering how crazy busy they get, the servers do a nice job of getting people seated and served. Not sure about the deli, have not been. I believe there is a thread about it somewhere here :)

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              Just Visiting RE: Karen K Dec 9, 2010 01:25 PM

              Just so everyone knows - Hudson St. (DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies) and Robbinsville are the same family and both are phenomenal.


              No bathrooms at Hudson St. and right - they are open only Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sunday from 4:30 to I can't remember when they close. It is very small and no indoor waiting area.

              We were up there (Robbinsville) last week after a long, hard day and before our three-hour drive home. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait for a table and we spent the entire drive home marveling about this fantastic pie. And unlike the heavy, cheese-laden glop that most think of as pizza, it is light and doesn't make you feel like you've eaten a brick.

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