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Al Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza

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639 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 354-1887
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 32
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Jersey Boys Pizza Heaven

I'm from New Jersey. Grew up there , until I went to Boston for college. We ate pizza almost every week growing up, Jersey, NYC etc. In true Jersey style, we called it "pie" . Now I live outside of San Francisco, and I can tell you there is no pizza on earth, as good as Jersey pizza . This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Los Altos, California
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Los Altos, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm from New Jersey. Grew up there , until I went to Boston for college. We ate pizza almost every week growing up, Jersey, NYC etc. In true Jersey style, we called it "pie" . Now I live outside of San Francisco, and I can tell you there is no pizza on earth, as good as Jersey pizza . This... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I have been to this place around 10 times now. The first time I went I could not find the entrance and gave up looking. Once you figure out how to get into the pizza ordering area, prepare yourself for the top of the pizza mountain. The crust is unique and super crispy. The sauce has a little spice and... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It would be my guess that the only people who don't like Al's pizza are the type of people who enjoy Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa Johns..... Let me give you a real review, I travel all over trying to find good pizza and rarely do you find great pizza these days whether you be in South Jersey, North Jersey... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

BE ADVISED - Santillo's is NOT a dine-in restaurant, and is a CASH ONLY establishment. It is literally just a counter in a small store with a HUGE brick oven in the back. If you're looking for someplace to sit down and enjoy your meal, Santillo's is not the place for you. If you're looking for one of the best... More 

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Deal, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Mmm... Back at it ! SANTILLO'S!! Staying away too long is just not possible! I came in for a large Sicilian well done, of course.. And to no surprise what so ever, it was PERFECT and I mean PERFECT! Just the right amount of cheese right amount of sauce, cooked to a well done crispiness of deliciousness... Once again a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped in early on Friday and felt like I was family. Picked up a Sicilian, and two large with cheese and cheese/half sausage. I actually stopped and had two slices before getting them home. I can't wait to drive up from the shore again and pick up some take out! If you go make sure you get a loaf of... More 

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Allen, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were in town for an event and met up with some friends from our area in the evening. We were recommended this place by a local and we not disappointed. With our large group we were able to grab a couple of pies, which made the sampling even better. I ate several more pieces that I probably should have,... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've done our fair share of tri-state area homework, from DiFara's, to Frank Pepe's, and dozens in between. Today's trip to Santillo's was the tastiest yet. Thank you Mr. Al Santillo for an incredible pizza, for sharing your knowledge and leaving us with a memorable pizza experience. Outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We've been doing a lot of pizza research lately on the east coast, from DiFaras to Frank Pepes and tons in between. The "1964 standard pie" at Santillos is hands down our favorite. Mr. Al Santillo is baking amazing pies from an oven that is a true work of art itself. Thank you Mr. Santillo for showing us around the... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Santillo's is take out only. I ordered a Sicilian pie with pepperoni and peppers and didn't wait to eat it when I got home. I eat it in my car, nice and fresh. The sauce was delicious, the bread was pleasantly soft. Definitely one of the best pies I've had in New Jersey. Santillo's pie can rival many NYC establishments..... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 639 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: (908) 354-1887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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