February 21st, 2016
You may remember my previous post from Robbinsville, NJ, when we went to Papa’s Tomato Pies. You may also remember that we were underwhelmed, and so we were hoping that Delorenzo’s Tomato Pies would be better.
Delorenzo’s started out in Trenton, NJ, but then opened its Robbinsville location in 2007. They kept the original location open until 2012, but then closed it down. I’m surprised it stayed open so long, since apparently it didn’t have any public restrooms! Even though they weren’t necessary when the restaurant was built, I’m not really sure why the owners wouldn’t have added some restrooms along the way. It would be very difficult to enjoy a pizza with a full bladder and nowhere to empty it. Maybe some people thought that was charming? I’d have to not drink any liquid all day prior to dinner. I DEFINITELY wouldn’t be able to BYOB.
In any case, the Robbinsville location was busy. We got there shortly after opening (4 pm), thinking that we’d be early for dinner, but we had completely missed the first seating and we ended up waiting for about an hour. We ordered a regular tomato pie (of course), and we decided that the tomato pie here is significantly better than the tomato pies at Papa’s.
They also get props for cutting the pizza New Haven-style.
We were a bit disappointed by the Robbinsville pizza scene, since the two pizzerias are some of the closest to where we live. If you are driving down I-95 and get hungry for pizza, we’d recommend stopping here instead of at Papa’s, unless you get there at 4 pm on a weekend and are in a rush because there will definitely be a line.
Delorenzo’s Tomato Pies
2350 US Highway 33
Robbinsville, NJ 08691