Category New Jersey

Zia Lisa Pizzeria and Ristorante—Still More Great Pizza in Edison, NJ

With both my dad and brother living in the north central Jersey town named for the guy who invented the light bulb, Edison has inevitably become a part of my pizza universe. Likewise, I have come to learn that I had severely underestimated the legacy of what I’ve since come to learn is the fifth […]

Rocco’s Pizzeria—A Super Slice and Sicilian in Avenal, NJ

Getting ready to leave the Pizza State, I thought that on my way home from visiting Dad, I had room for at least one last slice. Near the middle of Jersey, my on-line intel led me to a nj.com piece that picked the best pie and two runners-up in each of the state’s counties. The […]

Piscataway’s Stelton Pizza—A Tasty Jersey Slice

My trips back home now involve visiting my Dad and brother in their current residence of Edison, NJ. This neck of the woods is a mix of heavy suburban and light urban living that like most Jersey areas has quite a few family-owned pizza places. The cities also blend together, and you never really know […]

Francesco’s Pizzeria—Fine Food Fair in Edison, NJ

Why do I call New Jersey the Pizza State? Well, one reason is that each town usually has so many pizza joints that the people who live in those places don’t even know all those that exist. Case in point was when I suggested to my Edison-residing brother that we check out the highly Yelp-rated […]

Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza—Fine Fare in Edison, NJ

Like most urban areas in the Pizza State, the Middlesex County township of Edison has more places to get a slice of pizza than business logic should allow. However, they all seem to survive, and since the Pizza Snob’s brother now calls Edison home, here’s a warning that it’s only a matter of time since […]

Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza—America’s Best Pizza Chain?

One day, while sitting in a mini-Starbucks at a Barnes & Noble in Edison, NJ, I glanced out the window and spotted Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza. Thinking it sounded a bit unusual to see a coal oven in a location other than Manhattan or Brooklyn, my friend Google told me that ACFP was a chain and […]

Attilio’s Pizza & Restaurant—A Spectacular Slice Surprise in Edison, NJ

Sometimes the Pizza Snob just can’t get away from eating pizza. Let family or friends make the plans for dining out, and they often feel obligated to put pizza on the agenda. Case in point was a Sunday afternoon family lunch outing in my brother’s hometown of Edison in the Pizza State. The destination he […]