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Apr 3, 2012 03:42 PM

Italian Cheesecake (aka Ricotta Pie)

Anyone know a bakery where I can get a good Italian Cheesecake (aka Ricotta Pie)? Would prefer the Trenton or Newark areas, but anyplace in between is also okay. Thanks.

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  1. Enzo's restaurant in Lawrenceville, just outside of Trenton, makes the best ricotta cheesecake I've ever had. I know they do catering, so maybe it wouldn't be too late to call them...

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    1. re: stillnotdon

      Lyndhurst Pastry Shop
      256 Ridge Road
      Lyndhurst, NJ

      1. re: stillnotdon

        Been to Enzo's many times for dinner. I didn't think they would sell a whole cake. It is worth a try though. Thanks.

      2. I THINK ( don't quote me) that Carlo's (THE Carlo's) does a good one. Hoboken too far?

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        1. re: njmarshall55

          Carlo's does do a good ricotta pie but the OP will have to wait on line for hours to get in.

          1. re: ttoommyy

            Unless they know someone who lives in town and calls the order in. Residents don't have to wait in line, and I'm not certain but if you called in an order you may not have to wait in line to pick it up. The line is for tourists.

            1. re: roro1831

              Well yes i know that, i live in hoboken but did not want to rub it in. :)

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          1. The closest to Newark I would suggest would be either

            Plaza Pastry Shop
            39 Franklin Ave · Nutley ·
            (973) 661-0011

            Gencarelli's Bakery
            446 Broad St
            (973) 743-1480


            1. It may be further than you want to travel but there's a farm market in Hammonton (the Red Barn Cafe) that has wonderful Ricotta pies...

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              1. re: doggiedoc

                I second that! Penza Pies are wonderful in general, but their ricotta pies are delicious. They are about an hour south of Trenton and most definitely worth the drive!