If you have determined to read this newsletter then we have already got one aspect in common; our love for pizza. Being a pizza lover is going past having a slice or occasionally or ordering a pie out of your cross-to identify in town with buddies and own family. I drove 25 minutes to franklin lakes the alternative day to try a new margherita pie i saw on instagram. Yeah, perhaps i’m a little bit greater psycho than maximum about an exceedingly recognized unhealthy food however howdy, we all have a distinctive sort of element we adore. Mine simply occurs to be the proper aggregate of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and dough. Over the last few years, i commenced writing a listing of all my move-to pizza joints in bergen county and the general north jersey place. Lucky enough to stay where i stay, it’s hard to no longer locate as a minimum 2–three pizza places in each town around this place. I wanted to hold song of every spot i’ve ever been to and i might have another list of locations i desired to visit and strive.
After 2 years within the making, it is my delight to provide you my very last list of the top 25 first-rate locations for pizza in north jersey.
25. Linwood pizza (citadel lee)
— linwood pizza is a traditional the big apple style pizza joint 5 mins close to the george washington bridge in castle lee. Greatest thing approximately linwood pizza that differentiates it from different slice stores? Availability. Linwood pizza is open until at the least 2:00am every night time, which lets in for a first-class overdue night slice option while nearly every different region that sells pizza is closed.
24. Anthony franco’s (citadel lee & paramus)
— whilst there are several anthony francos scattered around north jersey, i grew up on the one in paramus. I would come domestic on a half of day from middle school, order a undeniable non-public pie and garlic knots for $10 flat and visit town. What i love about anthony franco’s is their marinara sauce; it’s sweeter and tangier than most. Their individual slices are delicious too, my favorite slice is their the other way up slice with the tomato sauce on top of the cheese at their fort lee place.
23. Bucco’s (lodi)
if anthony francos become my favourite spot in center faculty, bucco’s (or previously ray’s) have become my favored vicinity to visit in excessive college. I used to be in a position to turn all my pals onto their pizza and we gave them numerous business from 2007–2011. With a awesome kind of slices from penne vodka, fowl franchaise, and classic sicilian — no longer to say their sparkling pies, which includes a white clam pie — bucco’s is one stable spot for pizza.
22. Anthony’s coal fired pizza (englewood & honest lawn)
— i recognise there’s about 70 specific places, however i gotta say i don’t hate having several round north jersey. Their traditional coal oven pie w/ plum tomato sauce and a couple of one of a kind types of cheeses (mozzarella & romano) is a first rate choice on your first time. Likely the best chain area you’ll see on the listing, virtually well worth it if you’re inside the mood for a lager and some coal fired zah.
21. Sanducci’s pizza kitchen (river facet)
— sanducci’s is some other spot that hits me very close to home, because its physically very near my domestic. Sanducci’s pizza kitchen (now not to get pressured with its round the corner neighbor sanduccis’ trattoria, who every now and then could have sanducci’s pizza kitchen pies on the menu) handiest has 3–four slices in line with day, however man are they freaking correct. Closer to an ny style take-out place, i’d endorse their grandma slice: a light layer of cheese accompanied with the aid of a layer of garlicky tomato sauce and finished off 1 smaller slice of mozzarella. You may’t cross incorrect. 20. Foschini’s (dumont & lyndhusrt)
— not crazy approximately the slices or the inner of these locations, specifically the one in dumont. It’s no longer the cleanest location in the international and their slices are correct, no longer extraordinary. It’s on the listing at #20 because their private brick-oven margherita is one of the hidden gems in north jersey. I have driven 20 mins once in a while to choose up a personal pizza for me and a sandwich for my lady friend with each purpose of eating three–4 out of the 6 slices and saving 2–3 for the following day however i usually grow to be finishing the pie that night. Because it’s that correct. Flavorful marinara plus extraordinary mozzarella cheese continues me coming back.
19. Angelo’s pizza (maywood)
— traditional big apple style pizza keep. Better to get a clean pie than a slice; handiest slices they offer are simple and pepperoni commonly. Whether you’re getting sausage, plain, or pepperoni, their pies constantly have the right quantity of pizza grease, now not an excessive amount of but sufficient for you realize it’s there. Upload a little garlic powder on your slice and you’re appropriate to go.
18. City tomato (castle lee)
— i lately tried city tomato for the primary time some weeks in the past. I had noticed their pizza on instagram i’d forestall in. I’m able to simplest vouch for his or her slices, of which i had 2, but i used to be very well impressed with what i had. Not a trendy slice shop, city tomato offers pizza with a twist, their margherita having greater cheese cooked on top while heated up in the oven. I had a margherita (which simply appeared the tastiest) slice and a pepperoni & banana peppers slice. I was amazed at how a good deal i cherished the pepp & bp slice, really wasn’t blown away with the aid of the spice and the balance between those flavors mixed with the sauce and cheese turned into exceptional. I wasn’t as blown away via the margherita (even though it took some extra mins to prepare dinner than the pepperoni) however nonetheless, i surely preferred their contemporary take on pizza. Could come returned and get a clean pie subsequent time.
17. Marra’s (emerson)
— i haven’t been here in some years, but a superb pizza leaves a lasting impression. This high-quality sized italian deli in emerson offers a exceptional margherita and white pie. One of the few deli’s at the listing, marra’s is a exceptional desire for premium pizza takeout.
16. Bergen brick oven bar & grill (south hackensack)
— don’t allow the dive-bar appearance fool you, those men recognise how to make pizza. Their brick oven pies are 16″ and encompass alternatives together with the rubbish pie (pepperoni, ham, meatballs, sausage, broccoli rabe, peppers, onions, eggplant, black olives) and a traditional margherita. Their signature greater traditional pizza is called the vintage decide; a thin crust bar pie with 70–30% sauce to cheese ratio. One of the first-class thin crust pies around.
15. Dough artisan (caldwell)
— although it’s a touch bit outside bergen county, this pleasant farm-to-table restaurant gives a variety of different wooden-fired pizzas from sparkling ingredients. They accomplice with neighborhood farmers in the vicinity and at the same time as it’s miles byob, they promote half and complete bottles of wines from neighborhood wine-makers. I’d advise getting numerous pies (they’re smaller) and splitting them. I went with three other people (4 in overall) and we were in a position to complete 3 pies pretty effortlessly. Famous pies encompass the shroom pie, and the roxy pie (salame, jalapenos, burrata, honey).
14. Vesta wood fired pizza (east rutherford)
— vesta has some extra importance to me because it was the primary date i went on with my girlfriend. Nevertheless, once i labored near the meadowlands, i used to be at vesta as soon as per week to grab a personal pizza. Similar to dough artisan in that the pizzas are smaller than everyday (12″), vesta is a chunk greater conventional with their pie selections however just as tasty. They have got a full bar and delicious appetizers (the rice balls are to die for). Their tomato sauce has tremendous flavor and the cheese to sauce ratio is ideal. I never had vesta timber fired pie that i didn’t love — i suggest attempting their margherita pie first.
13. Megastar tavern (west orange)
— famous person tavern might be the maximum well-known area on this list. A identified staple for satisfactory thin crust pizza for the remaining 25 years, i went to superstar with my dad and mom on father’s day. We ordered a undeniable pie and a white clam pie. Both were out of this world. If you like thin crust and revel in an awesome clam pizza, star tavern is a ought to try.
12. Alessandro’s (haworth)
— take-out, take a seat-down, sparkling pie, slice, it doesn’t matter. Alessandro’s has it all. I have met old buddies for lunch here, had a sicilian slice and changed into extra than happy. My female friend’s family loves alessandro’s so much, they drive 20 mins out of there way to pick out up a grandma pie from there once per week. A small family restaurant in the quiet city of haworth, alessandro’s has a diffusion of satisfactory conventional ny style pizza options with the intention to leave you greater than happy.
11. Woodstack (pine hills)
— this uniquely designed wood-fired pizza tavern is a amazing desire for a artisan wood-fired pie and a beer. With ovens imported from naples, their instagram bio does not lie whilst they say “not your ordinary pizza joint.” the burrata pie, their grandma pie, and their tartufo pie are in reality pizzas to attempt. Get several to percentage.
10. Napoli timber fired pizza & bakery (cliffside park)
— i recently attempted this region as i used to be on my way to fort lee to look a pal. As i walked in i observed the gigantic pizza oven over a group of wood at once. Greater at the informal aspect, those guys realize a way to make pizza. I ordered their widespread 12″ margherita pie(my order each time i strive an area for the first time) and turned into impressed with, for a skinny crust pie (all their pies are skinny crust) how best the crust turned into; no longer burnt at all. The cheese and tomato sauce combined flawlessly with the evoo and basil. This might be one of the best skinny crust margheritas in nj.
9. Cassies (englewood)
— your general brick oven pizza spot that also offers italian consolation food. Cassies, similar to the following area at the list, provides a near ideal margherita. Those pizzas are larger and can be shared amongst numerous people. I am a large fan in their mozzarella sticks too.
8. Brooklyn’s coal-burning brick-oven (hackensack, ridgewood, edgewater)
— a pass-to staple in my existence for perhaps 15 years, bbo (brooklyn brick oven) has the best old school margherita around here money can buy, and most people of folk around here will trust you. Their pizza is cooked in an open hearth coal brick oven. The margherita consists of homeade clean thick mozzarella, delicious tomato sauce, olive oil and some seasonings. I might additionally propose trying the white w/ sausage as well. Sizes range from 10″ (non-public), 14″, 16″, 18″.
7. Aquila forno (little falls)
— my lady friend and i came to this at ease little gem off my mom’s advice (mother doesn’t consume a ton of pizza since it’s “dangerous” but by hook or by crook constantly researches and unearths the fine pizza places round). The restaurant become certainly at the smaller side but secure and had a first rate atmosphere to it; the wood-fired ovens had been cool to observe. We ordered a their margherita (1st time i visit a place, blah blah blah) and their bianca pie — ricotta, speck, radicchio, clean garlic. Both had components that tasted very clean. The wood-fired pies are actually small enough in which you may cut up 2 pies among humans. Now not to mention, the owner came over to introduce himself and couldn’t be nicer. Genuinely enjoyed the pizza and the general dining enjoy. Sincerely recommend for a pleasant date night time or smaller dinner with some friends.
6. Pazza (franklin lakes)
— i tried pazza quite these days after seeing a few super looking photos on instagram (where i locate maximum of my possibilities). I came by myself and ordered the queen (general wooden-fired margherita — fresh mozzarella, san marzano tomato sauce, basil & evoo). It immediately have become my favourite wooden fired pie in new jersey. They use a classic purple wooden-fired oven like you see in rome. This pizza became so suitable, i needed to include it in my pinnacle 10.
5. Sorrentina (north bergen)
— sorrentina is a outstanding italian restaurant that occurs to have scrumptious pizza. My mother and father think they have the quality pizza in new jersey! It’s pretty much one of the first-class brick oven pies you may get round right here. Their pies variety from margherita, quattro formaggi (4 cheese), funghi, sorrentina, & pizza tri colore — attempting this white pie w/ mozarella, ricotta, cherry tomatoes & pesto the following time i come right here. You could’t pass incorrect with any pizza selection right here.
4. Circolo (waldwick)
— thrilling and precise, but without a doubt freaking true. That’s the great way i will describe circolo. We are ordered their circolo pie, which you could effortlessly break up with people. It turned into a rectangular margherita pie w/ basil, garlic & oregano delivered. The pizza had an eighty:20 cheese to sauce ratio however the streaks of san marzano tomato sauce and evoo with the basil changed into an incredible combination. Haven’t been here considering my first time some weeks ago however can’t wait to return returned. Outstanding italian music and classy vibes!
3. S. Egidio pizza (ridgewood)
— they say the appropriate pizza doesn’t exist; well i don’t assume they’ve been to s. Egidio. S. Egidio gives one of the maximum scrumptious neapolitan style pizzas in nj. They get their substances, such as the dough, instantly from naples. I’ve been here with my girlfriend, my family, and my brother all on separate events and may’t prevent coming returned. They’ve incredible choices like my favourite the tirolo — fior di latte, fresh ricotta, speck, hazelnut, local honey or you can attempt the pugliese — burrata, cherry tomato, shaved black truffle, parmigiano basil and plenty of greater. In case you need to be blown away by means of pizza, come right here asap. Warning: no matter what night time you cross on, there may be always a wait and they don’t take delivery of reservations so whilst you do cross, both assume the wait or arrive tons earlier or later than the dinner rush. It’s also pretty small.
2. Aumm aumm (englewood & north bergen)
— the handiest reason aumm aumm gets the nod over s. Egidio is because of distance and accessibility; i rarely ever should anticipate a table and their englewood area is a chunk closer than ridgewood, now not to say this space is a lot bigger than s. Egidio so seating is better. Aumm aumm no longer best matches s. Edigio in exceptional and style of pies, in addition they provide numerous homade calzone options which include the mezza luna — half of calzone 1/2pizza! Their crust is fluffy and delicious, in the direction of the traditional neapolitan style, with the middle of the pizza sauce heavy and wet. My favored pie here is the bufalina — tomato sauce, clean imported bufalo mozzarella & basil.
1. Patrizia’s (vintage tappan)
— and my #1 preferred location in new jersey for pizza is patrizia’s in vintage tappan. This choose might be a bit debatable, in view that i already had a amazing affect of patrizias once i first had at it at their kips bay (ny) area approximately a 12 months and a half in the past. I thought their mezza luna, the half of calzone 1/2 pizza, became the greatest component i had ever had in my lifestyles. While i found out they were beginning a place in antique tappan, i was ecstatic. I used to be disappointed to study this vicinity didn’t provide the mezza luna, but as soon as i attempted their pizza i didn’t care about the mezza luna anymore. This timber-burning (their version of timber-fired) pizza turned into the real deal. I’d extraordinarily advocate their conventional margherita and the pizza a stella, their signature pie, that includes ricotta stuffed crust, tomato sauce, arugula, cherry tomatoes, & shaved parmesan