Tuesday, February 17, 2009
DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies (Hamilton Vs. Hudson)
In the past few months, Fougoo, Redneckhunter and I have been trying DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies locations in Trenton, NJ. The story has it that two brothers had a bit of a falling out after opening the original location on Hudson St., so one brother opened a restaurant on Hamilton Ave.
I first went to the Hamilton Ave. location (above). We were greeted by a nice older gentleman at the door and given menus.
The crust to the pie was great- crisp, thin, with nice layer of semolina underneath. The tomato sauce was delicious.
We recently went to the Hudson Ave. location (below). It was geared more to regulars- no menu, slightly more blunt service, and no bathroom. The crust as similar in style, but actually a little better- slightly thinner, and more crisp. Again, the real tomato sauce was incredible.
I don't think it's necessary to pick sides. Both places are worth the trek into Trenton for tomato pie done right.
1007 Hamilton Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08629
530 Hudson St.
Trenton, NJ 08611