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Delorenzo's Tomato Pies, Robbinsville

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After a ballgame in Philly this weekend with my dad and brother, we decided to try Trenton's legendary Delorenzo's. Had always heard about it but don't get to Trenton too often. Arrived only to find they had closed in Janurary, but the Robbinsville location was open. Not a problem since Robbinsville was on the way home. There was a 30 minute wait, but the staff was very accomodating taking names and advising of the wait time. The sign from the Trenton location now hangs in the waiting area. The pies were excellent. I understand that the Trenton location was a dive, but this is a modern facility. Recommended.

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  1. If you like that style of pizza (tomato pie), i.e., very thin crust, you might want to try Federici's in Freehold, NJ http://www.federicis.com/index.html . I think they make a better pie.

    1. Always a pleasure to dine there. Was lucky enough to visit twice in the past 2 weeks on trips back to Jersey. Still as good as the original on Hudson Street. -mJ

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      1. re: njfoodies

        Grew up in Lawrenceville. Spent many an evening standing in line outside the Hudson St. location (then going to get fresh-out-of-the-oven bagels from Kramers before heading home). I left the area but my parents moved to the OFF (Old Folks Farms) at Exit 7A and we were thrilled when the Robbinsville location opened. My mother is moving down here next month and I can honestly say that my only regret is that we won't be anywhere near DeLorenzo's anymore.

        1. re: njfoodies

          "...on trips back to Jersey."?

          Have you left us for greener pastures?

          1. re: ambrose

            Nah, but spending a ton of time in DC as that is where my job is now headquartered. But I do telework from Jersey quite a bit which is a bonus! Best of both worlds! I get my Delorenzo's fix, and I get to check out a TON of new (tom me) restaurants in Old Town Alexandria... -mJ

        2. Have to say DeLorenzos has a different yet top shelf pizza. Very crisp crust with flavor. Can't say for sure but I think they mix in olive oil in the dough. I like to judge a pizzeria by trying a plain and then usually a sausage and pepper. Both are a 9 plus. Place does an incredible business. It belongs on any true aficionados list . If you haven't tried and you love pizza . You know the rest...p.s Sausage pizza is the best I have had in NJ. I saw them make one as I was waiting. They mixed together the mozzarella and the uncased crumbled sausage and threw it down on the pie. Unorthodox but the result is nirvana

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          1. re: livingloving

            We have a lax tourney this weekend in NJ and DeLorenzos is back on our list of places to eat. The pies are light and tasty, the salads and antipasto go well with the pizza, and the byob policy does save some green. Hope to also hit the Italian deli across the street.