Thin,crispy, good sauce and cheese, good crust, greasy
ryan.rutherford5/6/22, 5:53 p.m.
Another old school, hole-in-the-wall pizzeria in the Bronx that locals say is the best around, similar to the way they worship Louie & Ernie’s. The pizza here is very simple, very plain, no gimmicks, nothing fancy, no nonsense. The dough is cooked well, minimal flop, not soggy at all thanks to the corn meal undercarriage, highlighted by a delightfully crispy crust. This is top tier texture in the dough department; unfortunately, it falls a little flat on taste. This doesn’t have that distinguishing flavor that most dough made in NYC has that gives it the advantage over generic dough from other areas. This is truly a plain cheese pizza, plain being the operative word, as the other ingredients left me searching for a distinct taste. The sauce is a little low in quantity, rather light and nondescript flavor. The cheese is a generic, standard issue, boring blend. I had to throw on some garlic powder and crushed red pepper to draw out some flavor from each slice. Locals boast this is best in the Borough; but this is basic Bronx pizza at best. This is a classic matchup of texture vs taste. The texture is outstanding, low to mid 8s; but the taste leaves a lot to be desired, low 7s. By no means is this bad pizza; it’s just not travel-worthy or worth bragging about, 7.6 is a very fair score. In the Battle of the Boroughs, the Bronx needs to step its pizza game up if they wanna be able to hang with Brooklyn pies.
hvpizzaking2/24/22, 2:23 a.m.
Absolutely an awesome slice. Ratios were perfect, sauce was not overly sweet and properly seasoned, great oils from a nice low moisture cheese, and semolina on a nice crispy undercarriage. Excellent flavors throughout the slice. Truly an old school taste and gives me memories of my childhood when I would stay over my aunts house.
ct-nyc-pizzadude2/6/22, 11:34 p.m.
I grew up eating this pizza ….. didn’t know how good I had it…. Excellent cheese, dough, sauce…. Slices are great too
farpieog11/28/21, 8:31 p.m.
Not an amateur score it is the ultimate tweener .. i would travel for this most perfect premium football pizza. I forgot to read some of the reviews before i went and my pizza needed 1-2 min more. We were waiting and think the pressure and they took it out a tiny bit early. If done more i think would be 8.3-8.5. Bonus review the sicilian was fluffy but crispy and very good 7.9
krissy.bedell8/27/21, 4:58 p.m.
Exceptional slice! Zero flop and the crunch was perfection. Old school mom and pop style pizza.
brendan.greenwood17/20/21, 8:44 p.m.
Solid Pizza. One of the best slices I have had in my life.
sean.mcdonnell33/14/21, 8:16 p.m.
Thin crust, cooked to perfection — the crunch is intense. Cheese is spectacular and packed with flavor. Sauce complements well without overpowering, and the ratio of sauce to cheese is close to perfect. Tiny bit greasy, but doesn’t detract at all from the experience. The workers are extremely hospitable and kind. Highly recommended.
pizza_ftw2/18/21, 6:45 p.m.
As I was walking up to Tommy’s I couldn’t help but notice about 6-7 double parked cars just outside. I stood there for a few minutes just to watch as people would run in and run out with slices and pies. If that old school signage didn’t sell you on this being a great spot, the people running in and out while eating a slice in their car did. When you walk inside you immediately know this is as old school as it’s gonna get, the wood paneled walls, old red booths and the classic tile floors and brick lining around the oven. The slice was fantastic, perfectly balanced with the sauce and cheese ratio, beautiful crust texture with the cornmeal dusting. Perfect crispness providing that all important fold. Everything you want in a NY slice. The flavors and I mean this in an exceptional way when I say this, are the classic NY slice of your dreams. It’s a nearly perfected no frills traditional slice. The subtle sweetness from the sauce, the mild saltiness of the cheese, the right amount of oil glistening on the topside, the beautiful cook on the underside, the nicely done crunch and thin airy structure of the back crust were all phenomenal. This is the kind of place where you wish you had in your neighborhood, an old school pizza joint that doesn’t serve anything fancy or different, they just provide you with awesome classic pizza at a great price.
jebediah2/11/21, 4:47 p.m.
Great crunch love the cornmeal worked in the crust. Great ingredients no grease great pizza