Ok, so I grew up in Trenton, NJ, I'm 33 years old, and I moved to FL six years ago. It just went to Delorenzo's on Hamilton Ave. after not visiting for about 7 years. This used to be my favorite pie in the area, hands down. I would rant and rave about it to everyone that came to visit that wasn't familiar with Trenton/Pizza/etc. After reading all of these posts, I can say this... The pie is not the same as it used to be. The tomatoes are different, the crust tasted "cardboardy", and the overall flavor just didn't compare to what I remembered. I waiting a LONG LONG LONG time to go back, and waited almost an hour and a half to get a seat. All I can say is that I was VERY disappointed.
To make a long story short, I went to Wildflowers in Pennington after my Dad recommended it and said the pie is now "better" than Delorenzo's. All I can say is "Wow". IMO, it was MUCH better overall. The crust wasn't thick at all, it had a great crunch to it, and the cheese and tomato's were delicious. I know it's very hard for people that have eaten at Delorenzo's for 30 years to give something else a try, but I definitely recommend Wildflowers in Pennington. No, it's not exactly the same type of pie, I agree, but I think it tastes much much better and it was certainly a thin crust pie when I went.
Two other places that I recommend:
IVY Taven on Whitehorse Circle. I lived across the street for 6 years... Damn good bar pie.
Also, Jo Jo's Tavern at 5 points.... Excellent bar pie most of the time.. Just ask for it "Well Done".
All I make personally are thin crust NY street style pies.
I used to make the Neopolitan 2-3 minute pies when I had my 1100 degree oven -- Now I bake at 550
I only use Grande Cheese, Stanislaus 7/11 ground tomatoes, and all Trumps flour.
I really think the ingredients have a LOT to do with the quality, bake, and taste of the pie.
Next time I go back to NJ to visit family, I will stop at Delorenzo's on Hamilton Ave. again. But.... if it disappoints, you know where I'm headed