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Old 02-20-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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I agree the Star is the BEST around!
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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New York water is the absolute best. It was rated the best City water for years. The NYC water is also the reason why the bread and pizza is the absolute best in NYC.
I lived in Hudson County for 30 years and would travel religiously to NYC (only about 10 minutes), and I have never had better bread or pizza.
There are good places in Northern Jersey for bread, and there are a few good pizzerias there, as well. As someone who now lives in Ocean County I have had the bread and pizza here, and it is awful. I have also had "Tomato Pies", especially those that have been spoken of here. They are good, but NO where as good as the pies that you get in The City.
John's Pizzeria (http://www.johnspizzerianyc.com/index2.htm - broken link)
http://www.johnspizzerianyc.com/index2.htm (broken link)
Thank you. And you are in Ocean County, full of transplanted BK/SIers who probably know how to make pizza better than anyone outside Italy. Anthony Franco makes a great caprese pizza but at the end of the day, anyone can throw fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, and basil on top of a pizza. The real skill in great pizza is the dough, and the dough in NJ (in my experience) take a second place seat to NY.

I dont know what it is but those reservoirs make great tasting tap water.

Calandra's does make great bread and pastries in NJ.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:55 PM
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Yeah I know alot of people like their pizza. For some reason I always get violently ill when I try to eat there - no joke & it is the only place that happens to me & it has occurred EVERY SINGLE TIME so it wasn't a fluke...I think their food is extra greasy or something? I don't know - I met one other person who has the same thing happen every time she ate there too. So long story short - I don't eat there anymore but I will have some drinks from the bar when I'm there keeping my friends company!

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omg! you know it!!!
Pete & Elda's is defff. the best!!
Neptune, NJ!!!
GOO!!!!!!
it's also known as Carmen's..
but mostly Pete and Eldas.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Sorry guys (and gals) but the best Pizza in Jersey is Pizza Town on Route 46 in Clifton. Everytime I return to the "old sod" I just have to have a large Cheese Pie. Delicioso!
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Pizza isn't all that in general, i dont know what the hype is all about. All these claims about NYC having better pizza. Who cares about pizza? What are we 12 again, bowling playing arcades eating 12 slices in 1 sitting? A slice is a slice, Jersey or NY it's all good(as long it's not from anywhere else lol). You people make NYC seem like this god of pizza, when there are countless places that I hate there. The difference is NY's are bigger n Jersey's are thinner. NY's can be fresher at time, but the crust usually is this burnt garbage. I eat pizza's in Jersey with zeppoli dough as the crust. Also, a slice in NYC is generally $2.50. It's not about the money it's principle. 2.50!!! Get outta here!!! Italian Deli's and resteraunts are where it's at and that is what is really amazing here in Jersey. Go have some proscuitto w/ fresh mootz n some tiramisu and talk to me. Hit up Bloomfield Ave in whatever town you feel like and sample everything. Manja manja manja!!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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^^^ You said "Who cares about good pizza" and "What are we 12", yet you give your cazy about the best pizza. Jersey has some GOOD pizza, but it just isn't as good a NYC. Sorry. It is something in the water that makes NYC pizza what it is. If you really want good pizza in NYC, try Steve's Pizza. It's located at Trinity Pl. down the street from the WTC. It is a little pricy ( slice is $3.00. specially slice is $4 and up) but it is one of the best pizza stores in Manhattan.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Pizza isn't all that in general, i dont know what the hype is all about. All these claims about NYC having better pizza. Who cares about pizza? What are we 12 again, bowling playing arcades eating 12 slices in 1 sitting? A slice is a slice, Jersey or NY it's all good(as long it's not from anywhere else lol). You people make NYC seem like this god of pizza, when there are countless places that I hate there. The difference is NY's are bigger n Jersey's are thinner. NY's can be fresher at time, but the crust usually is this burnt garbage. I eat pizza's in Jersey with zeppoli dough as the crust. Also, a slice in NYC is generally $2.50. It's not about the money it's principle. 2.50!!! Get outta here!!! Italian Deli's and resteraunts are where it's at and that is what is really amazing here in Jersey. Go have some proscuitto w/ fresh mootz n some tiramisu and talk to me. Hit up Bloomfield Ave in whatever town you feel like and sample everything. Manja manja manja!!!

haha youve obviously never had great pizza. I pay over $3 sometimes for slices and never think twice. I am not talking about pizza with gooping american cheese and a thick dough crust thats the same everywhere, whether its Pizza hut, Papa Johns, or Sal on the corner hustling you with his quickie garbage pizza. Eating pizza is about sitting down with friends and family and sharing a simple meal.

Go take a trip to Italy sometime. If you do its MANGIA not MANJA

PS I love a great deli sandwich with fresh prosciutto and mozzarella.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Pizza isn't all that in general, i dont know what the hype is all about. All these claims about NYC having better pizza. Who cares about pizza? What are we 12 again, bowling playing arcades eating 12 slices in 1 sitting? A slice is a slice, Jersey or NY it's all good(as long it's not from anywhere else lol). You people make NYC seem like this god of pizza, when there are countless places that I hate there. The difference is NY's are bigger n Jersey's are thinner. NY's can be fresher at time, but the crust usually is this burnt garbage. I eat pizza's in Jersey with zeppoli dough as the crust. Also, a slice in NYC is generally $2.50. It's not about the money it's principle. 2.50!!! Get outta here!!! Italian Deli's and resteraunts are where it's at and that is what is really amazing here in Jersey. Go have some proscuitto w/ fresh mootz n some tiramisu and talk to me. Hit up Bloomfield Ave in whatever town you feel like and sample everything. Manja manja manja!!!
Thanks for jumping into a thread that is 12 pages long and calling everyone a bunch of twelve year olds. Obviously you have not traveled.
NY's can be fresher???
Zeppoli dough???
Burnt???
You can tell me with a straight face that Jersey is thinner?
BTW, it is r-e-s-t-a-u-r-a-n-t and m-a-n-g-i-a and m-o-z-z.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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Thanks for jumping into a thread that is 12 pages long and calling everyone a bunch of twelve year olds. Obviously you have not traveled.
NY's can be fresher???
Zeppoli dough???
Burnt???
You can tell me with a straight face that Jersey is thinner?
BTW, it is r-e-s-t-a-u-r-a-n-t and m-a-n-g-i-a and m-o-z-z.
Haha...great points. Most (not all) jersey pizza is thick (but not deep dish thick) with an overly doughy crust.

Sounds like youve been around and know real pizza. Been to Italy? If so where at?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Are there any places that have stuff crust besides Pizza hut and those chains?

It is not difficult to make: you just put cheese or whatever on the edges, and wrap the dough over and just cook it.

I am surprised no mom and pop pizzeria has not copied it yet

NY and NJ pizza are exactly the same except the diameter of NY is a little more.

Is there a pizzeria that actually has italians working there anymore?
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