Phenomenal pizza with phenomenal service.
ryan.rutherford11/30/22, 2:57 a.m.
The original Denino’s Tavern opened in 1937 on Staten Island. In 1951, Carlo Denino took over for his father John after he passed away and began serving pizza at the tavern. Carlo’s son Michael opened this Aberdeen, NJ location in 2007 and Denino’s has been franchising ever since, expanding into Manhattan and several central & south Jersey locations. I found the Manahawkin, NJ location to be better than the original Denino’s and I can say the same for this joint. The Denino’s on Staten Island was very good, but the pizza was too dry, with sauce scantly spread. This pie is loaded with sauce, almost a bit too much. Exceptionally sweet-sauced and overflowing, I usually prefer more sauce than not enough; but this is a lot. Luckily, the cheese is unbelievably good; flavorful, melty, oozy, delectably delicious with terrific taste & texture. Normally I don’t value the cheese as much as the sauce & dough but the quality of this mozzarella blend salvages the over-abundance of heavy sauce. The dough is thin, fairly crispy, tremendously tasty with a dry & firmish undercarriage, providing and excellent base for the other ingredients to go along with an exquisitely crispy & crunchy crust. The sauce might be too plentiful and sweet for some; maybe a little Parmesan or oregano would help neutralize the sweetness but I don’t mind it at all. Overall, this is a fantastic alternative if you can’t get to the original Denino’s on Staten Island; in fact, you might even find that this location has the better pizza. 🤷🏻♂️
sixeightharry8/9/22, 10:22 p.m.
Looks good. Taste is similar to the original in Staten Island but it’s a thicker and less crispier pie. I don’t think they use cornmeal on the bottom like Staten Island. All in all it doesn’t compare to the original.
whatispizza55/15/22, 9:57 p.m.
Some of the best shopping plaza pizza in jersey. I grew up going to its predecessor, pizza village. The workers would joke around and fart on our pizza but it was still nostalgic for us so we indulged. Deninos brings its Staten Island legacy here to Jersey. A 7.9 because admittedly this was a take home slice brought home to me but fresh and this is lights out.
marlborom2c4/26/22, 5:51 p.m.
Thin crispy crust, nice. Doesnt fall apart. Slight char. A tangy sauce. Not too spicy, could be a bit tastier, but solid. Not designed for those who like a lot of cheese. But then again you can certainly get that if you want. Worth a short trip.
mike.liebowitz2/5/22, 1:16 a.m.
Hey prez you need to try this place super thin super crisp awesome pizza
anthony.cammarata10/3/21, 8:02 p.m.
This “no flop” thin crust pizza is one of the best you’ll find anywhere. Fresh ingredients with sauce and cheese evenly distributed and cooked to perfection.
rushfan-duhpizzareviewdude8/30/21, 12:21 a.m.
Ingredients incredibly fresh. Super crisp crust. Not really sauce, more so fresh tomatoes. Not my style but this is world class. Absolutely spectacular.
lbpizza6/29/21, 7:39 p.m.
Amazing sauce and a well made pizza. It would have got in the 8’s if the bread was not so hard to bite off
levinemachine6/19/21, 12:27 a.m.
You can’t see but the bottom has the perfect hard outer crust but not charred and doughy inner crust. Regular cheese is great & actually better than the fresh mozz, I went 50/50 but ranking on the regular. Tasty sauce too, which tasted better after it cooled off.
john.martin113/24/21, 1:31 a.m.
Fantastic pie that was worth the 30 min drive. Good flavor between the cheese & sauce. Phenomenal crisp.
justin.garnick3/6/21, 7:34 p.m.
Pizza was better then good. The line outside on a Friday night would make you think this was in the 9s. Great crust.
daniel.cammarata1/30/21, 11:52 p.m.
Favorite hometown slice. Sauce right up to par with mamma camms. No flop, flavorful, and well done crust. fantastico
mike.francois1/29/21, 1:27 a.m.
Strong strong pies. Plain and margarita w/ pepperoni. You could taste old school NY. Good overall flavor, cheese and sauce. The flop though lowered my rated.
noanchovies1/27/21, 3:34 a.m.
Great sauce !!!! Not enough cheese. A must if you live in the area or passing by!!!