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
(609) 393-2952

530 Hudson St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 695-9534

1 comment:

BrookLEn said...

It looks like one has more crust than the other. I actually have grown to like a meaty crust. Without picking sides, did one have a better edge?