Big Time Review! Had to supply Pizza for a group of about 40 ppl for our regional dog show specialty. I had people coming from as far off as Australia and I needed to show them the best I could offer. Not being a local I put on my detective hat and started the hunt. Delucias immediately stood out. The story of the business alone had me fucking falling in love with the place. The oven in this joint is 100+ years and is the size of two 57 Buicks. The use like a 14 foot spatula to pull the pizzas out of what looks like the breaches of Hell. The place is a community staple. I would be over the hill if this was my local slice joint. Not really football pizza but not really fancy pizza. This is a working mans pie. It puts in work Mon-fri 9-5 then goes home and cuts the lawn. The dough is unique. It's not distinctly flavorful in its own right but it's imperfections show the hand made love that goes into each pie. The char on the bottom of the crust is something only a 100+ year old oven can give you. Cheese was slightly underwhelming. It's great quality but alittle lacking in flavor. I loved the little bits of burnt cheese. Really gave it a home cooked feel. Sauce had decent tang but I would of liked to see alittle more. Could be an issue with ratios also. Overall this pizza was absolutely amazing. I would eat this pizza twice a week and then feed it to my in laws on Sunday. Def a solid reccomendation.
archon5/15/21, 11:46 p.m.
Excellent well done - great crunch and flavor. Would have like a bit more sauce on the plain. The meatball rating is in the low 8s. Found my new favorite local place
nick.mauro5/14/21, 4:19 p.m.
I was blown away by this place. The old world charm, the 100 year old brick oven in the wall in the back. Even the dough boxes looked like original wooden ones! The gentleman that rang me out was super nice. The pie was so crisp and crunchy but not burnt well done. The undercarriage was great and the cheese had a perfect char and just a little coating of that orange grease on top and perfect amount of a delicious sauce. It was just fantastic. Prez, you gotta try this spot!
pizzamac14/25/21, 11:12 p.m.
I expected more. The brick oven and family atmosphere was great, flavors were there but it fell apart at the crust. It’s hard to explain but the crust was crunchy but chewy at the same time. To much chew to the crust maybe a little to thick? If the crust was all crunch and no chew we could maybe reach the 8s?
kevin.price4/15/21, 9:50 p.m.
Back at delucias again and the game was upped. This is a destination spot an experience. Owner and staff as top notch as I remember worthy of a ten in himself. A historical oven cranks out this thin crispy pie that is also filling. Omg the cheese just gets you and the sauce compliments it so well ratio dead on. Flop isn’t in this place’s vocabulary as the first bite crunch’s with authority and has an amazing taste. I can’t recommend this place enough. This predates old world!
gary.garelick4/2/21, 11:04 p.m.
Crispy. Great flavors. No flop. No grease. The plain cheese pizza was as good as it gets.
jack.cust3/17/21, 11:54 a.m.
Let’s get here Frankie. Easily one of the best in Jersey. Sausage is bomb and I always feel so non-Jersey saying this, but the Hawaiian pie is bomb- maybe their best pie. I never order that anywhere either.
nice.slice.nj3/7/21, 8:33 p.m.
Cracker like crust, great tangy sauce, and no flop. Old world style pie! Definitely tasty, but I could see it not being for everyone
jerseyfresh3/7/21, 12:07 a.m.
Very good pizza. Juicy, crispy, nice sauce, burnt cheese. The flavor is full.
markreviewspies3/3/21, 9:39 p.m.
This is my highest rated pie to date. Amazing crust, no flop and terrific crunch with great taste. Blend of sauce and cheese is just right. Cooked perfectly. Eat it right out of the oven. Like most pizza, that’s when it is at its best..This is elete pizza!
cent1742/20/21, 10:04 p.m.
Solid bar pie/ brick oven style. Interesting kind of sweet sauce. Slightly over cooked, but not enough to cry about. Similar to Nancy’s townhouse in Rahway. Pepperoni was better than the plain imo.
woodlawn1/26/21, 11:08 p.m.
One of the best pies around. Cooked crispy and to perfection every time.
jeremy.weiss1/3/21, 8:39 p.m.
Crispy crust, very good sauce, not much flop. Solid pie very well done
mmirabella8812/31/20, 4:58 p.m.
Way over rated! Totally unique pizza to what’s in the area. Much better pizza right down the road with a much better customer service experience. Felt I was bothering them by ordering a pie.
rob.dennis12/8/20, 1:06 p.m.
Must check out... Old old school... Same oven mfg as the famous santillos and waaay cheaper
kevin_h11/21/20, 9:32 p.m.
Great Pie ! Perfect crust...no flop...been coming here for over 30 years best in the area...old school legend !
wingedfoot978/3/20, 4:05 a.m.
Fantastic. The pizza here makes me want to come back night after night. It touches all the bases: 1. The crust - crunchy and full of flavor. 2. The flop - minor floppage. Perfect. Not too much but enough to let me know they care about this pie. 3. The grease - where I come from, I like to fold it, allow some grease to drop and then I devour it. Here, I can’t fold but thats okay. Pick it up, turn it on its slight side, drip-drip, hammer that piece. 4. Taste - it tastes fantastic. Tasting a slightly crunchy piece of pepperoni can cure what ails ya. So good. 5. Service - short and sweet. ‘Nuff said. Go to DeLucia’s and you wont be disappointed.
michael.digricoli6/29/20, 11:06 p.m.
I had heard about DeLucia’s from a few sources. I’ve seen it written in the paper and have heard it has been around for a very long time. Needless to say I was excited to try this place out. However, I was extremely disappointed. Incredibly greasy, too much cheese, not much crisp to the crust, and worst of all, it just lacked flavor. I really did not enjoy it. Staff was nice though
pizza.magnate4/19/20, 8:40 p.m.
Really wanted this pizza to be worth the 20 minute drive, but as someone previously mentioned, the ranking is grossly overrated. Maybe they had an off night? The crust was flavorless with surprisingly no crunch. Pizza was not thin, bar style but basic football pizza. Giving it a 6.2 for the effort but the flavor is just not there.
frankd.oneonly3/22/20, 4:46 p.m.
Its fancy bar pizza.. Monster crunch with every bite. Thin like bar style crisp. This crust tasted like croutons.. NOT BADD AT ALL Frankie .. just wish this pie had a bit more cheese..