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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, Takeout

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
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I came across this pizza joint after read the NJ power rankings and I must say I was not disappointed. Walking into the place was strange as they have a side entrance only but I was soon rewarded with the smell of something so delicious that my mouth started to water before I reached the door... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon M
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this pizza joint after read the NJ power rankings and I must say I was not disappointed. Walking into the place was strange as they have a side entrance only but I was soon rewarded with the smell of something so delicious that my mouth started to water before I reached the door. After entering, I was... More 

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Thank Jon M
9083541887, Owner at Al Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, responded to this review

Jon, Thanks for the great review. I might ad that there are many spots in our neighborhood where you can bring your pizza in and enjoy it there. Purchase your drinks there. We like to spread the business around. See you soon, AL Santillo More 

Linden, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I like pizza, love it in fact. Have eaten all kinds of pizza all over the country. It's good, have tried it a few times, but don't get the hype. It's ok, but there are many choices in the area, that if you put them side by side with this place, you wouldn't pick this as your top choice, guaranteed.... More 

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Thank Danthetravelinman1
Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Had 24 hours to spend in New York/Jersey area. We did our homework prior to our visit and decided Santillo's was the place for an authentic pie. We ordered two. The whole experience was remarkable from the order to the meal. I suggest picking up your pie in person. Al met me at the counter and personally showed me the... More 

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9083541887, Owner at Al Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, responded to this review

I am glowing. thanks. see you again. More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Santiago's is top 3 pizza in all of NJ. Had the Sicilian which was very good and the 1964 which was amazing. Take out and cash only is the only downside. Little pricy, but really really good. i would personally recommend getting it plain, so you can taste the goodness.

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Thank barry88
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on the way to a basketball game! Owner was friendly and helpful. We had the Stromboli! That was a great choice for a quick bite on the go. We will be back next time in the area.

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Thank PLPE
Houston
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

First and foremost this is a small family pizza place. My favorite type of restaurant. The sauce was delicious and I am not usually a fan of sauce. This was very very very good stuff. Spoke with the owner Al. I really appreciate the dedication and pride he demonstrated. Now back to the pizza. The fresh ingredients and brick oven... More 

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1 Thank Rafael A
Corning
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I know how subjective pizza is. Everyone has there favorite, and it seems Santillo's has a loyal following. It just wasn't a pie we could love, unfortunately. The sauce is hearty, and they load it on (see my pics). The thin crust pie can't seem to handle it, and the result is a sloppy pie (ours was limp and soggy).... More 

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Califon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Checked trip advisor for a local place to eat....something quick but not fast food. Reviews for Santillos pizza were good so we gave it a try. Pulled up in front and it did not look like much..especially the sign leading you to side door entrance. Opened the door and stepped back in time to a small take out only authentic... More 

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1 Thank KATHY T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I have had many slices of all over the world, the Sicilian is definitely their best pie. I would stick to the Sicilian and leave the rest.

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Thank matthew m
Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Small local pizza place. I ordered a Sicilian (square, thicker crust) and a regular circle. I recommend the Sicilian well done and circle not as well. Pizza was excellent.

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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, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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