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This is the real deal. Santillo's receives a lot of recognition throughout the pizza community and for damn good reason. After eating a few more of these slices I can honestly say this pizza is in the 9 range. The hype is real, terrific pizza.
jason.borrelli2/16/21, 4:01 a.m.
Ok you know when you go to the fancy restaurant and leave underwhelmed. Al’s barstool review is ABSOLUTELY LEGENDARY The garlic bread was electric the pizza had nice crisp but the sauce was different and not my cup of tea. At least I got the real 🇮🇹 shit
i3estman2/13/21, 9:42 p.m.
Wow, what a disappointment - way over cooked & beyond crisp (burnt). Their ego demands $25 per pie (today anyway - I paid it), buy the pie I had back in 1975 @ the Perth Amboy roller rink was better back then & probably would be better today too!
foodiggity2/12/21, 1:12 a.m.
This is some of the best Jersey has to offer... old school, texture, sauce, crisp for days. Exceptional.
slicknick351/30/21, 11:18 p.m.
Taste like frozen pizza. A lot of sauce and you don’t taste the cheese. Also I’m very confused at the fact that they want you to pay exact change so the virus isn’t spread through the money but yet NONE of the workers wear a mask! VERY EXPENSIVE and they work slow
ed.mckeown1/22/21, 7:05 p.m.
1964... amazing crust (that’s a 9.7), didn’t specify a cook time, let AL give us what he thinks is right and man it was perfect. Nice crunch, great flavor. I get why it’s up there with the best.
roda11471/20/21, 1:12 a.m.
Wow I was so disappointed ☹️ had high hopes and was let down hard. Was super hard burnt to a crisp and sauce was way over seasoned and on the sweeter side. Also it was overpriced I wouldn't pay more then $10 for this nevermind $24 do not recommend and will not be eating here again
fja971/15/21, 6:03 p.m.
Second time trying Santillo’s. I said I’d be back because of the crust alone and that holds true. I tried the “1957” which is extra thin. Damn crust is crazy good. And I stand by my last review that you MUST eat this pizza hot on the spot. It cools down and gets chewy too quick. I thought there was a great sauce to cheese ratio. And it wasn’t too greasy. But my original review stands. Al won’t like me saying it but the sauce is just too over seasoned. Too much going on. I hate to say it has a chain taste to it. But, It’s the crust that has me coming back to try more...
kevin.hosein1/12/21, 2:54 p.m.
Great sauce, tangy with flavor of oregano throughout. No flop, excellent crunch especially the crust. Great pizza. 1957 shown here.
alexander.lopez11/10/21, 12:44 a.m.
1957 Style Thin-Crust 14" cooked to a 10. The 10 is the level of done-ness. I went a little over-board as the 10 is described as brown/black crust and their menu's description is accurate. Would go with a 9 next time. Regardless, the charred crust combined with the cheese and best SAUCE EVER made it all come together. The whole eating experience was like a symphony. Man, that SAUCE though! Did I mention the sauce? Every bite was crispy and had jusssst enough "soft". Crispy, thin and doughy? It's complex. If you've had other cracker-like pizza you'd be able to differentiate. This is thin-crust, but not like a cracker (Nancy's Towne House). An incredible amount of love and attention to detail go into this pizza -- over a century's worth.
adarby8081/9/21, 7:37 p.m.
Sorry Dave, this pizza is not even close to an 8. Good crisp is all this pizza offers.
steve.hudsons1/7/21, 4:57 p.m.
The most overrated overhyped pizza ever. Sauce tasted straight out of a can. Chewy crust and not on a good way.
darryn.o’donnell12/8/20, 2:54 p.m.
The best pizza I’ve ever had. There’s something Al does with the crust that I haven’t found replicated anywhere. If you like pizza, go here!
pipster11/29/20, 6:57 p.m.
Worth the hour drive. Got a 64 and a round cheese. Great under carriage. Crust is top notch. A different tier of pizza coming out of here.
abbizza11/23/20, 1:18 a.m.
Are you kidding me? We were so psyched to try this place out. Maybe my favorite Dave review ever. Top 3 for sure. The sauce is...not good. Over-oregano’d roller-rink pie. Crust was OK but too dry. I don’t even know what that means. (But in all fairness I didn’t ask for the real guinnea shit.)