JERSEY BITES: What are the NJ Pizza girls all about?
MILVIAN: We’re a group of 20-somethings who absolutely love trying out different kinds of pizza. Marissa and Paris often accompany me on various pizza adventures and are based in Central Jersey. We’ll travel all over the state and beyond for some quality pizza and hope to invite more New Jersey-based pizza fans to join the adventure!
Here are the NJ Pizza Girls’ 10 favorites (listed alphabetically).
At Coal, the coal fired oven burns at around 800 degrees, cooking each and every pizza to a perfect crisp. From specialty pies to deep dish and gluten-free options, Coal offers a wide selection for just about anything your tastebuds are feeling. Try the San Marco pie.
Esposito’s, Manasquan and Matawan
Three words: Sesame. Seed. Crust. Esposito’s specializes in this so if you’ve been dying to try it out, it is recommended you stop here. Choose from 12 different types of sesame seed crusted pies at either location. They are total game changers. Try a slice of the mozzarella with sauteed spinach and onions.
Mamma Flora’s Trattoria, Ewing
A total hidden gem in the greater Trenton Area, the birthplace of the tomato pie. Whether you dine in or have your pizza delivered, Mamma Flora’s does not disappoint. Try the Margherita pie.
Mangia Brick Oven Pizza, Shrewsbury, Jackson and Toms River
Nice family-owned restaurant with a modern, chill-vibed interior and the sauce comes from a family recipe that has been passed down for generations. Try a slice of the spinach, artichoke and pesto pie.
The interior is modern yet cozy with its sister restaurant, Osteria Morini, right next door. Customize your own pizza here or choose from their hand-tossed specialty pies. Try the Tartufata pie.
Nunzio’s Kitchen, Sayreville
Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are only used here and the list of pizzas available at Nunzio’s appeals to just about everyone. The display of their available pies for the day in the front counter is unique with only showcasing one slice as opposed to the entire pie. Try a slice of the Scooby Snacks.
Tony Baloney’s, Hoboken & Atlantic City
Looking to break out of the ordinary pizza scene? Check out Tony Baloney’s ASAP. The pizza menu is contains Cuban, Indian, Jewish and Mexican influences and everything in between. Vegan options are available too. Try a slice of the UTB.
Urban Fire, Madison
Customize your pizzas however you’d like at Urban Fire. At Urban Fire, you select a base: margherita, tomato pie, verde or bianco, and choose from over 30 of the finest ingredients. If you need a little help, feel free to choose from one of their specials. Try the rocket pie.
Valentina’s Trattoria Italiana, Northfield
Instagram’s beloved @pizza_jew, Michael, is the pizzaiolo behind Valentina’s. With using the freshest ingredients, he has mastered the craft of tossing dough and making picture-perfect pizzas that are equally delicious. Try the Tartufo pie.
Wood Stack, Pine Brook
Whether you come during your lunch break or for Sunday brunch, Wood Stack has a chill vibe with a full bar offering local New Jersey beers and crafty cocktails. Specializing in Napolitano style pizza, there are two wood-fired ovens imported from Italy that are firing pizzas at 900 degrees. Try the Bader Sting pie.