The standard for delicious pizza is on the rise, so we’ve done the work to save you from choosing a subpar slice. Below are some of Jersey City’s very best pizza stops.
Larry & Joe’s Pizzeria
There isn’t much to say about the decor at Larry & Joe’s Pizzeria, a standard walk-in family owned urban pizza joint. Despite the lack of atmosphere, this is the best stop for some delicious, fresh pie made on site. A couple of notes on this spot: it’s good for takeout and does not accept credit cards. The pasta options are a hit here as well, with a killer lasagna and, for the eggplant parm enthusiasts, they serve up a winner.
This quaint 25-seater restaurant offers a delicious homemade Italian menu and a BYO option. With exposed brick walls and seating by the front window, Delanio is a good spot for people watching or enjoying group company. Unlike most restaurants, Delanio boasts house made desserts, and the staff will actually call in a liquor delivery for you while you dine. Some must haves from the menu are the chicken parm and the penne vodka with prosciutto.
Gino’s was started by Salvador Saputo in 1976 and has been run since by his sons Andrew and Frank. The restaurant is armed with three TVs and free wifi, so if you’re looking for an Italian restaurant where you can enjoy your pizza while watching a sports game, Gino’s would be the place. Local enthusiasts pronounce Gino’s the best pizza in Jersey City, so stop by for a slice of Sicilian or grandma’s pie and come to your own conclusion.
This quality Italian restaurant has been in the De Marchi family since 1963 and has steadily won the heart of locals. Renato’s Pizza Masters indeed makes a delicious pie, but also excels in Italian food of all varieties. Some favorite options from the menu are the mozzarella caprese, the chicken parmesan, and the artichoke pizza. For a casual, neighborhood Italian haunt, this is your place.
Razza offers up a locally sourced menu that has given the restaurant its reputation. Pizza making is a fine tuned art and skill which can often be glazed over under the assumption that ‘bad pizza is still good pizza’ — however, at Razza, pizza making is still an art. The atmosphere is rustic with an industrial style interior, multi level dining, and a bar. Sarah Lois