Classico Tomato Pies named best in New Jersey

You'll find the state's best tomato pie in West Windsor Township

We've all heard of New York and Chicago-style pizzas, but what about tomato pie? Popular in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States–including New Jersey–tomato pie comes in two sub-variations. Trenton-style tomato pie typically starts with a thin and crispy crust, topped with mozzarella cheese followed by crushed tomatoes on top. The Philly bakery style, also popular in parts of the Garden State, is made with a thick, focaccia-like crust topped with chunky tomato sauce and little or no cheese.

  • Classico Tomato Pies
    West Windsor Township

    Classic Tomato Pies makes Trenton-style pies, with cheese first followed by a choice of tomato sauce or white sauce and a variety of toppings–everything from anchovies to sweet peppers. There’s even a gluten-free crust available.
    Photo courtesy of Classico Tomato Pies

  • Krispy Pizza
    Old Bridge

    The Palermo Pizza from Krispy Pizza in Old Bridge satisfies a tomato pie craving with tomato sauce and tomatoes atop mozzarella cheese.
    Photo courtesy of Krispy Pizza

  • Maruca's Tomato Pies
    Seaside Heights

    The Maruca family has been serving their signature tomato pies with trademark cheese and sauce swirls for more than 68 years. It’s become a Seaside Heights boardwalk legend.
    Photo courtesy of Maruca's Tomato Pies

  • Cacia's Bakery
    Multiple Locations

    Founded in Philadelphia more than six decades ago, Cacia’s Bakery now operates a Cherry Hill location that features a thick-crusted tomato pie on the menu, topped with house-made tomato gravy.
    Photo courtesy of Cacia's Bakery

  • DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies
    Robbinsville

    While the original location of DeLorenzo’s on Hudson Street in Trenton closed, the new location in Robbinsville continues to serve the classic tomato pies its been known for since 1947. 
    Photo courtesy of DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies

  • Papa's Tomato Pies
    Robbinsville

    Founded in 1912, Papa’s Tomato Pies is the oldest family-owned pizzeria in the country. In addition to the classic tomato pie, Papa’s also cooks up an unusual Mustard Pie with a thin layer of mustard tucked between the crust and cheese, adding a bit of zing to an old favorite.
    Photo courtesy of Papa's Tomato Pies / Facebook

  • Palermo's
    Bordentown

    The old-fashioned Trenton-style tomato pie from Palermo’s begins with a thin and crispy crust topped with chunky house-made tomato sauce. The Brooklyn Pie is a square-shaped variation with homemade mozzarella and fresh basil.
    Photo courtesy of Palermo's / Facebook

  • Holy Tomato Pies
    Blackwood

    Holy Tomato Pies proclaims the “Best Tomato Pie South of Heaven.” The Original Tomato Pie comes loaded with hand-crushed tomatoes, fresh garlic and just a light sprinkling of grated mozzarella cheese.
    Photo courtesy of Holy Tomato Pies / Facebook

  • DeLucia's Brick Oven Pizza
    Raritan

    New Jersey Fresh Tomato Pie, a seasonal offering from DeLucia’s Brick Oven Pizza in Raritan, features fresh tomatoes, oregano, garlic, fresh basil olive oil, grated cheese and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
    Photo courtesy of DeLucia's Brick Oven Pizza / Facebook

  • Razza
    Jersey City

    The La Rossa pizza from Razza in Jersey City more closely resembles the Philly-style tomato pie, with no cheese to mask the flavors of New Jersey-grown tomatoes, heirloom garlic and fresh basil.
    Photo courtesy of Razza

The top 10 winners in the category Best Tomato Pie in New Jersey are as follows:

  1. Classico Tomato Pies - West Windsor Township
  2. Krispy Pizza - Old Bridge
  3. Maruca's Tomato Pies - Seaside Heights
  4. Cacia's Bakery - Multiple Locations
  5. DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies - Robbinsville
  6. Papa's Tomato Pies - Robbinsville
  7. Palermo's - Bordentown
  8. Holy Tomato Pies - Blackwood
  9. DeLucia's Brick Oven Pizza - Raritan
  10. Razza - Jersey City

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Jenna Intersimone (MyCentralJersey.com and DailyRecord.com) and Stephanie Vermillion (The Wanderlost Way) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of the state food scene.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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