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Al Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza

639 S Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202-2601
+1 908-354-1887
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good9%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
639 S Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202-2601
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

I've been here several times and the one thing I can say is the pizza is consistently good. Go for the sicilian pie, make sure to bring cash and recognize it's a takeout place so you can take it with you to a bar nearby...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank michaelaW5641UN
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Whenever I am in Elizabeth, I never miss an opportunity to have cheese pizza at Santillo's. The very best treat, though, is their french bread pizza. This is a whole baguette cut in half, with each half made into a pizza. The bread is fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Pamela M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Order the sacilan pizza, it's thin and really tasty. Pizza is cooked by number. I like number 8, it has the start of burn crust.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Daniel A. H
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I grew up in Elizabeth but now live an hour away in Toms River. Regardless, I still treat myself to Al’s works of art on a weekly basis. While all of Al’s pizzas are legendary( particularly the Sicilian), for me there is nothing greater than...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Christian H
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We decided to do Pizza and salad for dinner with another couple. They said Santilla's pizza was the best in New Jersey. Maybe it's the best for out-of-towners, who do't know what pizza should taste like. We ordered two medium size pizzas with vegetables. We...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank IlanaS868
Reviewed October 10, 2017

If you want to say that you had "Brick Oven Authentic Pizza" then you have to go to Santillo's. They have been doing brick oven pizza for over 50 years.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank baroneag
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Real brick oven baked heaven. Any topping you want. Made when it's ordered. Only drawback, pick up only, but you can eat at Pastime Tavern around the corner. You will love the pizza and will be sorry if there's no leftovers, so order one large...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Bellanonna0448
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Excellent pizza, order it well done, Sicilian style, sesame seed crust, and enjoy. It might be a tad expensive, but it is worth it. Excellent pizza.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank TomT449
9083541887, Owner at Al Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Take your pizza to Al's Pub or Pastime Tavern. Right round the corner.

Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Interesting and very old spot here. Walk through an alley way into a very small storefront to order. The pizza is all very fresh, quality ingredients are used, and the same traditional way of baking is used. Very North Jersey here. Pizza was good, but...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

I am fortunate to live close to Santillo, the best pizza on the planet. Get one well done with a sesame seed crust. No matter where you live it's worth traveling to.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank chetndeb
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September 14, 2016|
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Al has several bars listed as preferred "places" and they include Pastime Tavern, Al's Pub and about 3-4 others within blocks of Santillo's. The other option is to buy a pizza bag for $20 from Al Santillo and you can take... More
March 9, 2015|
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Check out our menu it is online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 639 S Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202-2601
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-354-1887
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Since 1918 we've been baking bread and making Pizza in our Brick Oven. Our Famous Pizza is Voted Best Pizza by the Media every year. (for years and years) We've been Voted best Sicilian Pie in America, Best Sicilian Pepperoni Pie in AMerica. Every year we rank either #1 or #2 in NJ by all the top Cuisine Media Companies. I've learned there are two types of people, those that never tried our Pizza and those that have been here countless times. Thanks for patronizing our establishment. Regards, Al "the baker" Santillo
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