Best thin crust pizza in Bergen County! Charlie Blood’s has been family-owned and operated since 1938 and is nestled in a quiet residential area of Garfield. The wood paneled bar is decorated with sports memorabilia, our dining room has a charming western theme and our wood-burning, pot belly stove completes the ambiance and warms you up on those cold winter nights.
Charlie Blood’s specializes in classic Italian food and seafood. Some of our most popular dishes include veal parmesan, fried calamari and fresh clams on the half shell. The “Duke” 24oz Ribeye steak and our famous thin crust pizza are staples, an absolute must-have when dining at Charlie Blood’s! Kids menu includes spaghetti and meatball for $1.95, chicken fingers and fries, ravioli and meatball for $4.95. Early Bird Special menu available Wednesday – Saturday from 5-7pm and includes salad, entrée, coffee and ice cream for just $10.95!
Old-fashioned tomato pies De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies is a 66-year old family business operated by descendants of the original owners. Enjoy traditional, old-fashioned tomato pies that still stick to the original recipe established in 1947. After closing the original Trenton location, the spot for some of the best pizza in New Jersey has moved to Robbinsville, New Jersey. You can dine in or take your tomato pie to go. The menu also features antipasti and fresh seasonal salads. The sausage pizza is among the most popular menu items at De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies.
Best bar-style pizza Star Tavern's menu features what is arguably the best bar-style pie in all of New Jersey. The finest high-quality ingredients, a thin crust and perfect amount of sauce and cheese make this some of the best pizza in NJ. The pies finish cooking right on the surface of the oven rather than in pans, making the crust extra crispy. Toppings also become deliciously crispy in the 650-degree oven. On Tuesdays, enjoy this amazing pizza pie for only $5 (dine-in only). If you have a deep love for thin-crust pizza, Star Tavern's bar pie is a must-have.
Great thin-crust pizza Federici's Family Italian Restaurant is a classic, family-owned and operated establishment that has been in business for over 85 years. They specialize in thin-crust pizza that has been perfected by the Federici family through the generations. The menu also features other home-made traditional Italian dishes. Enjoy your meal outside on the sidewalk cafe from April 1 through November 1. Come to Federici's for amazing pizza, friendly service and a great family-friendly atmosphere.
Awesome pizza in NJ Mannino’s is a true hidden gem in central NJ. If you’re a fan of Brooklyn or Staten Island pizza, then Manninos should be on your list of places to visit. It is hard to put into words how good this pizza is, but we will try. The crust is thin and crunchy, without being too doughy while not being hard like a cracker. The sauce is sweet, salty and herbaceous without being overpowering in any of those areas. Hints of garlic and fresh basil come to mind, but everything works in perfect harmony. This pizza really is something special, and hard to find in Central NJ.
Come with an appetite and try their Italian specialties, as well. The owner relocated from Italy in the 90’s and brought authentic recipes with him.
FunNewJersey.com editorial pick: A member of our staff absolutely raves about their buffalo blue cheese pizza.
From NY to NJ Grimaldi's, made famous in New York City, also has locations in Hoboken, New Jersey that serves the same classic pizza that people in the tri-state area have come to love over the years. The pizza is cooked in a coal-fired oven and is crispy yet chewy. Pies are always topped with fresh cheeses and toppings, and the sauce is simple and robust. The ambience in the restaurant is simple and elegant. Grimaldi's is a great pizza restaurant to enjoy a pie with friends and family.
Eat an extra extra large pizza Pete & Elda's/Carmen's Pizzeria is a Jersey Shore favorite and one of the best pizzerias in New Jersey. This casual restaurant serves a variety of thin crust pizza with traditional toppings. If you can eat an extra-extra large pizza all on your own, you get a free T-shirt and some Pete & Elda's fame! Grab some friends and enjoy cold beer and great pizza at Pete & Elda's.
Made in a 100 year-old brick oven The delicious pizza at Al Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza is made by owner Al Santillo himself. He uses high-quality ingredients to create delicious hand-crafted pizza pies in his 100 year-old brick oven. Choose from over 30 toppings to create your own pizza or order one from the menu. Al stared working at the family-owned pizzeria when he was five years old, and he still uses the same recipe his grandfather taught him.
Still made using Grandpa's recipe
Mack's Pizza Roberts Blvd and Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 609-729-0244
Best boardwalk slice A giant boardwalk slice of pizza is a staple of the Jersey Shore experience, and it doesn't get much better than Mack's Pizza in Wildwood, NJ. Many people argue that Mack's is the Jersey Shore's very best pizza. Order a slice with toppings, or go with the favorite plain slice. An entire pie is only $15.75. Next time you are in Wildwood, be sure to take part in this Jersey Shore tradition.
Best margherita pizza If you love margherita pizza, you must try it the signature pie from Rustique Pizza in Jersey City, NJ. They also make a variety of other delicious brick oven pizza pies. The mozzarella cheese and dough used to make Rustique's delicious pizza pies is made fresh in-house every single day. Toppings are always fresh and of the highest quality as well. The menu also includes classic Italian pasta dishes, appetizers and more.
One of the oldest pizzerias in the country For a delicious classic tomato pie, head to Papa's Tomato Pies. Papa's is the second-oldest pizzeria in the USA, operating under the same family ownership for a consecutive 96 years (whether or not Papa's actually is THE oldest is hotly debated, and Papa's itself claims to be so). Their delicious tomato pie is made with simple, fresh ingredients and doesn't need any fancy toppings to earn the title of one of the best, but you can certainly add some if you'd like! Dine-in or carry out a pie from Papa's today to experience some of the oldest and best pizza around.
Best Sicilian style pizza Bruno's Pizzeria makes some of the best Sicilian-style pizza in New Jersey. It was even voted #1 Sicilian Pie in Passaic County! It is a local neighborhood hotspot for great pizza, but the Sicilian slice is well worth a trip from afar as well. The Sicilian pizza, which is traditionally thick, is surprisingly light and relatively low on oil. Bruno's is famous for its sauce which is also available for sale by the jar. The simple family recipe calls for Italian tomatoes, garlic and herbs.