A RICKY DE LORENZO TOMATO PIE
Ask any Trentonian, Hamiltonian, or any other Mercer County area person to name his or her favorite tomato pie and you will get an answer that depends on not only the taste and quality, but also the logistics of partaking in this delightful Italian food. Judy tells me I should have been born Italian with my craving for the Italian cuisine. My daughter Julie lives in Tabernacle and there is a place in that area called Roselli's that hand craft frozen lasagna, tortolini bolognaise, and ravioli that is beyond delicious. These dinners come out of the Glover oven as fresh as if one were being served in a restaurant.. Another South Jersey lunch that is unknown here in the Trenton area is a panzarotti; (SPELLING?) a delightful deep fried delicacy filled with cheese and tomato that makes a perfect lunch. Over the years I have visited my daughter, I have tried to find a local Tabernacle/Medford south Jersey tomato pie that can compare with the Trenton Tomato pie. The result is always a pizza, never called a tomato pie with thick crust, minimal tomato buried under a layer of thick cheese. Tasty, but not what I enjoy in what I consider a true tomato pie.
(IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE ABOVE OBSERVATIONS ARE MY PERSONAL OPINIONS AND OBSERVATIONS. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT DELORENZO'S HUDSON STREET, AND PAPA'S (THE OLDEST) AND OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZARIAS SERVE A GENUINE QUALITY TOMATO PIE. I AM A "TO GO" OR "PICKUP" CUSTOMER AND WANT MY PIE TO BE NICE AND HOT WHEN I GET IT HOME; RICKY DELORENZO'S IS ONLY A FEW BLOCKS FROM MY ATLANTIC AVENUE HOME.)