Category New Jersey

Villa Gennaro Italian Restaurant—Good Pizza and More in Edison, NJ

On a short trip back to the Pizza State, Mrs. Pie, our son The Professor, my brother and I were looking for a place to have dinner in my brother’s home spot of Edison. Rather than pushing for some pie, I thought I’d lay back and let them call the shots for our whereto. Being […]

Razza Pizza Artigianale — Neapolitan Pizza Perfection in Jersey City

Long healed from my disinterest in Neapolitan pizza, I was quite surprised that it took me so long to visit Jersey City’s Razza Pizza Artigianale. Even though its tenure has been short, the lofty goals for its handcrafted pizza set and met by its chef and owner, Dan Richer, have been well honored. In fact, […]

UPDATE: Joe’s Pizza in Bayonne, NJ – A Look at the New Place

Original Review: 08/14/13 News About Move: 03/19/17 PIZZA SNOB RATING ***** Sets the Standard I know that this is probably old news to most, but the Pizza Snob finally got to visit the new Joe’s Pizza location in his hometown of Bayonne, NJ. Making a move from an old place that was a bit dated, […]

Helen’s Pizza in Jersey City—On the Newark Ave Pedestrian Plaza

If you have noticed the recent wane in the Pizza Snob’s productivity, you have been paying attention. Even though I still carry a backlog of pizza places to write about from last year’s travels, the sadness in the air has made me melancholy. I miss the excitement of traveling and exploring, and my heart has […]

Florio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria—Some Good Jersey Slices in Iselin

Well, my backlog of pizza joints to pontificate upon hasn’t gotten sufficient attention during this COVID-19 mess. Knowing that some places might be closed and that their future existence could be in jeopardy were not pleasant thoughts. There was also my Dad’s passing from the virus in a Jersey nursing home that made me not […]

Maruca’s Tomato Pies–Pizza You Wanna Talk About on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

My COVID-19 sequestration hit an emotional high point this week when I heard Bruce Springsteen sing this line from Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl” on the Jersey 4 Jersey telethon: Cause down the shore everything’s all right As I write this, it’s only April and this Jersey Boy is sure hoping that things will be all […]

Bread and Salt—New Pizza in Jersey City: Scrumptious Squares with Sublime Crust

Oh, does the Pizza Snob just love it when the pizza world starts to go crazy about a new place, and he gets the chance to go there. Such was the case when the New York Times came out with a rave review of Jersey City, NJ’s Bread and Salt. It was some serious positive […]

Antonio’s Brick Oven Pizza in Metuchen—One of New Jersey’s Best

Well. Now Sir Paul McCartney and I have something in common. Both Macca and I have each spent a Sunday afternoon walking about taking photos along Main Street in Metuchen. (BTW – The apparent connection is that Sir Paul’s wife Nancy grew up in nearby Edison.) This downtown spot is a lovely commercial area with […]

Carlos Pizza & Pasta—Great Slice from a Jersey Joint

No matter what my mission is when I’m back home visiting the Pizza State, any new destination involves finding some new pizza. In Jersey, this is about easy as finding a songwriter in Nashville where I currently call home. So, my trip to see the minor league baseball Somerset Patriots baseball game with my kid […]

Piscataway’s Gianni’s Pizzarama—Another Jersey Joint

Being a humbly tenured pizza snob brings with it a certain degree of respect, admiration and most importantly, cooperation. Such was the case when my brother suggested that he, myself and my son, The Philosopher, meet for pizza during our quick visit to his home turf of Edison in the Pizza State. Knowing that the […]