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DeLorenzo's Pizza

Restaurants / Food, Italian Restaurant / Pizza
147 Sloan Avenue Trenton, New Jersey 08619 United States
+1 609-588-5630 website

About Us
The history of DeLorenzo's Pizza began when my grandparents, Pasquale and Maria DeLorenzo emigrated from a small town near Naples, Italy called San Fele. Like a great majority of Italians who came to America to escape the poverty of their home country, Pasquale and Maria settled in a small row home on Hudson Street in Trenton, New Jersey where they raised 12 children. With so many mouths to feed, hard work became a way of life for every member of the family.
 

Somewhere around 1938 the first DeLorenzo's Pizzeria was opened at the corner of Hudson and Mott streets in Trenton by my Uncle Joe, who mastered the art of the Pizzaiolo (Pizza Maker), while working for another pizzeria in the neighborhood. When Joe and brothers Tony, Jimmy, Chick and John were called upon to serve their country in World War II, younger brothers Rick (My Father) , Pat and Raymond took over the duties of running the family business. As the popularity of The DeLorenzo Tomato Pie grew, so did the need for larger buildings and various locations.


DeLorenzo's Pizza has occupied 3 buildings on Hamilton Avenue, two on Hudson Street, one on Broad and Ferry Streets a location in Hopewell N.J. inside the food court of Risoldi's Market and our brand new location at 147 Sloan Ave. in Hamilton.

Today, DeLorenzo's is owned and operated by myself along with my wife Mary and our three children Michael, Melissa and Maria. Throughout the years DeLorenzo's has been blessed with a great supporting cast of employees, many of them family and one employee (Al Pingitore) who has been with us since 1961, the year our present location (1007 Hamilton Ave.) opened. As a member of The DeLorenzo Family I can say with great pride that it has been and will always be our pleasure to serve you, our loyal customers, the best pizza we can possibly create in an atmosphere where everyone is treated like family.

Rick DeLorenzo, Jr.               
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  Public Rating
08 Apr 2014

I am a pizza "professional"...however professional in the loosest sense of the word. I am a professional pizza enthusiast. My wife has had to put up with me sampling every variety of pizza on multiple tours of Italy, as well as every noteworthy pizza joint in New Jersey, NYC or any other city we travel to.


I can enjoy all types of pizza - deep dish, traditional NY, buffalo mozz, Chicago, etc. So my love for Delorenzo's in Hamilton is not just an affinity for the "Tomato Pie" variety of pizza, but a particular appreciation for the special recipe they have created. Having had hundreds (if not thousands) of pizza experiences all around the globe, including in the home of pizza in Naples, Italy - I can definitively say DeLorenzo's in Hamilton is by far my favorite.


The standout ingredient for me is definitely the sauce. It has a unique not too sweet, not too tangy, but still a little tangy, rich, deep flavor to it. This is not your standard ROMA out of a can mass marketed pizza sauce that you find in 95% of pizza joints around here. If you are a pizza enthusiast you owe it to yourself to try it out.


I'm also a fan of Delorenzo's Tomato Pies in Robbinsville, however it is still a distant second for me in the local pizza market. Their sauce and crust are very similar, however their cheese is plain jane Sargento style. Too many preservatives and gets too salty if let sitting for a while. The similarities between Robbinsville and Hamilton are far more than the differences - however the differences are what separate a really great pizza from an oh-my-god-this-is-life-changing pizza.


We have been going for years since we were teenagers and now bring our kids as well. I will admit that for a while we did start going to Robbinsville once in a while since the Hamilton St. location was further away and in a shady area…bringing 3 kids there was a little nerve wracking. Suffice it to say, ever since the move to Sloan Ave. we haven’t been back to Robbinsville. Bigger, nicer location and easy access.


The one risk you will have is periodically your pizza might be a little too toasty. The crust needs to be crisp to be perfect – and that means they have to skate on the edge of too crisp. This results in a burnt pie and I have seen some people be put off by that. The ratio of burnt pies is quite low, however still happens often enough to mention. If you do get what you suspect is a burnt pie I would recommend first try it. You may just not be used to this style of pizza, so maybe its just toasty and not burnt. If you taste carbon, politely let the waiter know and they’ll quickly oblige by replacing with a fresh pie.


If you are not a pizza fan there isn’t much else here for you. They’ve added some nice salads to the menu since moving to Sloan Ave, but the real draw is the pizza. Also by the way – they don’t serve slices and it is BYOB.


The standout ingredient for me is definitely the sauce. It has a unique not too sweet, not too tangy, but still a little tangy, rich, deep flavor to it. This is not your standard ROMA out of a can mass marketed pizza sauce that you find in 95% of pizza joints around here. If you are a pizza enthusiast you owe it to yourself to try it out.


I'm also a fan of Delorenzo's Tomato Pies in Robbinsville, however it is still a distant second for me in the local pizza market. Their sauce and crust are very similar, however their cheese is plain jane Sargento style. Too many preservatives and gets too salty if let sitting for a while. The similarities between Robbinsville and Hamilton are far more than the differences - however the differences are what separate a really great pizza from an oh-my-god-this-is-life-changing pizza.


We have been going for years since we were teenagers and now bring our kids as well. I will admit that for a while we did start going to Robbinsville once in a while since the Hamilton St. location was further away and in a shady area…bringing 3 kids there was a little nerve wracking. Suffice it to say, ever since the move to Sloan Ave. we haven’t been back to Robbinsville. Bigger, nicer location and easy access.


The one risk you will have is periodically your pizza might be a little too toasty. The crust needs to be crisp to be perfect – and that means they have to skate on the edge of too crisp. This results in a burnt pie and I have seen some people be put off by that. The ratio of burnt pies is quite low, however still happens often enough to mention. If you do get what you suspect is a burnt pie I would recommend first try it. You may just not be used to this style of pizza, so maybe its just toasty and not burnt. If you taste carbon, politely let the waiter know and they’ll quickly oblige by replacing with a fresh pie.


If you are not a pizza fan there isn’t much else here for you. They’ve added some nice salads to the menu since moving to Sloan Ave, but the real draw is the pizza. Also by the way – they don’t serve slices and it is BYOB.

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  Public Rating
25 Jun 2014
There is nothing more satisfying on Fridays then a great slice of pizza from this place. I usually just eat a boring sandwich during the week so a great slice or two really brightens up the day. Great Job!