When I saw this place open last year, having never tried Trenton Style pizza, I got really amped. I read every review on Yelp and, since nothing was too damning, I gave it a shot.
Worst pizza that I've ever eaten in a pizzeria. The only thing that beats it is frozen pizza, which is completely unforgivable.
Quite a few reviews on Yelp referenced the lack of cheese, so I spent the 3 dollars on the extra cheese ($19 total, including tax- 19 bucks!!!!). Did I say it was 19 bucks for a 16" plain extra cheese pizza? With a crust about 1/8" thick? Anyway, the additional cheese was a little more cheese than I would have liked, but it didn't make much of a difference. Mozzarella should have buttery and nutty notes. This was completely tasteless.
Or maybe the cheese had some flavor and it was overpowered by the sauce. Between the cheese, sauce and crust, the sauce was, by far, the most egregious offender. You know how if you saute garlic a bit too much, it goes bitter? Well, imagine mixing equal parts bitter garlic (or equal parts garlic powder) with tomatoes (an absolutely obscene amount of horrible tasting garlic), cooking it to drive any tomato flavor off and what's left is the sauce of Tomato Pie. It was as if someone purposely set out to make the least tomato-ey tasting sauce possible- and succeeded. Maybe it's one of those countless rip-off brands of San Marzanos, I don't know. I do know that the only flavor that greets you when you bite into this pizza is bitter garlic.
And the crust? I saw a guy hand stretching a pizza, so I don't think the dough goes through a sheeter, but the pinched edge certainly is a tell tale sign. Honestly, I really don't mind California Pizza Kitchen, and that's sheeted. The undercrust had the faintest yellow tinge and the very tip of the edge was brown, but, other than that, this crust had no color whatsoever. And zero taste. It's pretty standard these days for local pizzerias to do same dough flavor impaired doughs, but the lack of flavor in this dough was record breaking.
No pictures. I've knocked myself around many times for not having a still camera, but today I really regretted it. This pizza may have looked worse than Lombardis.
Caveat: Delorenzo's didn't achieve national fame with pizza like this. I'm not using this experience to judge Trenton Style pizza, nor should anyone else. If I want the real deal, I probably should go to Trenton.