All About the Pine Barrens!
in the Pine Barrens of NJ
Are you looking
for good pizza in the Pines? This new page will attempt to seek out
the many pizza parlors in the region. If you already have a favorite
pizzeria and want to comment on it, please e-mail
PineyPower! We're looking for more good pizzerias in the Pinelands
of Burlington County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Upper Cape May
County, and eastern Cumberland, Gloucester and Camden Counties.
Pizzerias in Ocean County
Italian Restaurant, Lakehurst NJ:
This is real good pizza! It's loaded with whatever topping you ask
for; pictured is their "Special." It's on Union Ave. in
|Hands down Joey's Pizza
in Whiting NJ. It has long been in business under a different
name, but the latest owner, a young man named Joey, took over (2-3
years ago) and renamed the establishment. The pizza is out of this
world. I have traveled throughout the western hemisphere and you cannot
find a slice to match Joey's. Even if it is not on the menu they will
make it, whatever you ask. They deliver locally, which is a rarity
these days. Prices are excellent, which is great for a recession conscious
wallet. Furthermore they provide a nice dining room if you have time
to sit and order a meal. This restaurant is frequented by the large
senior population in the area, who would otherwise have to travel
a considerable distance to get a pizza. The employees are young adolescents
in their late teens early 20's that provide excellent service and
kudos to Joey's for hiring them. I know this isn't in the heart of
the pinelands, rather close to the border, but this is the best pizza
hands down! Got to run going to Joey's!
That would have to be Naple's Pizza,
Route 9, Barnegat, NJ. A native New Jerseyan, it is always one of
the first places from which I get some food when I get back home!
Stay safe. Peace, cj caulfield.
ed. note: I agree - Naples in Barnegat
has great pizza! It's located on the corner of Bayshore Drive and
Route 9 in the WaWa Mini-mall. Owner Paul has run this place for
over 20 years, and it's always a special treat to stop in for a
slice, or a whole pie!
I really like the pizza they serve
at Shady Rest Restaurant on Route 9 in Bayville. According
to their menu, it's the same way they've been serving it since 1966,
and I can understand why they haven't had to change anything. The
crust (regular or thin) is always very tasty, and I like what they
do with the cheese: not overly gloppy and very flavorful with a
hint of parmesean on top. Their prices are very reasonable as well.
The service is friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is very
relaxed and comfortable.
John in Forked River
Our favorite place for takeout pizza
is Vesuvio's on Route 9 in Forked River. It's a nice little
mom and pop shop that does a very nice job with their pies as well
as their appetizers. They do a nice fried calamari and their sauteed
greens are good and garlicky. I also like that fact that on any
given Saturday night in the fall or the spring, Italian soccer will
be on the TV at their place.
John in Forked River
The Grapevine in Tuckerton - Since the Manfre Family took over, the Grapevine has taken a 180 in the right direction and the food is once again great. Gone is the seafood mart and replacing it is the Grapevine II Pizza. Great sauce and the proper balance of cheese (including a sprinkle of parmesan) to sauce. Only fresh toppings. Besides the pizza, they have wings done right - no coatings, just deep fried and coated with homemade buffalo sauce. All the other usual pizzeria take out is on the menu, but you can get the restaurant menu too. They are open late which is a huge plus.
Andy Hladek - Mystic Island
Naples Pizzeria, Tuckerton: "There is also a terrific pizza place called Naples Pizzeria on Rt. 9 in Tuckerton. They have delicious pizza, (sicilian, chicken alfredo, buffalo chicken etc..) as well as Italian hoagies, subs and dinners. And the fact they have been in business over 30 yrs is a testament to their success! All the locals love it!!!!"
Ann - Tuckerton NJ
Serpicos, Barnegat: "Serpico's brick oven pizza in Barnegat is the best by far!
Jon -Barnegat NJ
Pizzerias in Burlington County
Pizza at ROMANZA is the greatest! In addition they have many
variations on a pizza theme besides standard pizza slice variations.
Romanza is located on Route #72 in Four Mile just east of the Rts.
# 70-72 Circle.
Joe Shay Stivala
Upper Crust, Route 206 in Tabernacle.
Pizzerias in Atlantic County
|OK, maybe we’re not technically
in the Pinelands in Smithville, but my favorite pizza place is Vincenzo’s
on Smithville Blvd in Galloway. The pizza reminds me of the kind
I grew up on north of here (where people take their pizza very seriously)--
a relatively thin crust (but not too thin), just the right amount
of sauce (not too much), very tasty cheese with some oil floating
on the surface, and garlic you can taste (and smell).
Ronda Cluff, Galloway, NJ
I would like from YOU, PineyPower
readers, some suggestions for the BEST PIZZA IN THE PINELANDS! This
isn't a contest; just your thoughts on local places (not franchises)
that serve great pies. Just email your favorites to Catherine AT (use @) pineypower.com,
with a short description of why the pizza is so good! It will be used
on this page, so please let me know if I can use your name.
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