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“Best late night eats on the island”
Review of Romeo's Pizzeria

Romeo's Pizzeria
Ranked #62 of 170 Restaurants in Wildwood
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Description: Za first made its appearance in the United States with the arrival of Italian immigrants in the late 19th century and was very popular among large Italian populations in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Saint Louis. In the late 19th century, pizza was introduced by peddlers who walked up and down the streets with a metal washtub of pizzas on their heads, selling their pizzas at two cents a slice. It was not long until small cafes and groceries began offering pizzas to their Italian American communities. The first printed reference to "pizza" served in the US is a 1904 article in the Boston Journal.[32] Giovanni and Gennero Bruno came to America from Naples, Italy in 1903 to introduce the Neapolitan Pizza.[Clarification needed] Vincent (Jimmy) Bruno (Giovanni's son) went on to open the first Pizzeria in The Loop in Chicago at 421 S. Wabash Ave, the Yacht Club. Gennaro Lombardi opened a grocery store in 1897 which was later established as the "said" first pizzeria in America in 1905 with New York's issuance of the mercantile license. An employee of his, Antonio Totonno Pero, began making pizza for the store to sell that same year. The price for a pizza was five cents but, since many people could not afford the cost of a whole pie, they would instead say how much they could pay and they were given a slice corresponding to the amount offered. In 1924, Totonno left Lombardi's to open his own pizzeria on Coney Island called Totonno's. While the original Lombardi's closed its doors in 1984, it was reopened in 1994 just down the street and is run by Lombardi's grandson. Pizza was brought to the Trenton area of New Jersey with Joe's Tomato Pies opening in 1910, followed soon by Papa's Tomato Pies in 1912. In 1936, De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies was opened. While Joe's Tomato Pies has closed, both Papa's and Delorenzo's have been run by the same families since their openings and remain among the most popular pizzas in the area. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, Connecticut, was another early pizzeria which opened in 1925 (after the owner served pies from local carts and bakeries for 20-25 years) and is famous for its New Haven style Clam Pie. Frank Pepe's nephew Sal Consiglio opened a competing store, Sally's Apizza, on the other end of the block, in 1938. Both establishments are still run by descendants of the original family. When Sal died, over 2,000 people attended his wake, and the New York Times ran a half-page memoriam. The D'Amore family introduced pizza to Los Angeles in 1939. Before the 1940s, pizza consumption was limited mostly to Italian immigrants and their descendants. The international breakthrough came after World War II. Allied troops occupying Italy, weary of their rations, were constantly on the lookout for good food. They discovered the pizzeria and local bakers were hard-pressed to satisfy the demand from the soldiers. The American troops involved in the Italian campaign took their appreciation for the dish back home, touted by "veterans ranging from the lowliest private to Dwight D. Eisenhower." Two entrepreneurs, Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo, invented Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, in 1943. They opened their own restaurant on the corner of Wabash and Ohio, they wanted to invent pizza nobody's ever heard of.[Citation needed] Chain restaurants sprang up with pizza's rising popularity. Leading early pizza chains were Shakey's Pizza, founded in 1954 in Sacramento, California, Pizza Hut, founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, and Josey's Pizza founded in Newnan, Georgia in 1943. Later entrant restaurant chains to the dine-in pizza market were Bertucci's, Happy Joe's, Monical's Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen, Godfather's Pizza, and Round Table Pizza.
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Open and delivers until 5 am... Very friendly staff.. Owner on site nightly.. So good we got take out twice in 5 days... Obvious locals favorite late night bites as well.. Many service industry workers observed grabbing a bite after work..

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Reviewed June 28, 2014

food was great, especially the pepperoni rolls! The prices are very reasonable and order was up and delivered very quickly. Staff was very friendly. Would definitly go again when at the Boardwalk.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you are lucky enough to visit Wildwood. Take the time to find Romeos on Pacific Ave in North Wildwood. They open at 5pm to 5am. The Pizza is absolutely the Best pizza, no 100 napkins to wipe up the grease running down your chin. Good quality cheese, takes care of that problem. Not a drip in site. thin crust, tasty sauce...

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent a week in Wildwood this August and the day we got in, we were spent after a 9 hour drive. I texted my friend back home who had been to Wildwood the year before and asked him for some quick/good eats. He texted back Romeo's right away. We brought back two big pies back to our condo for our families and it was a hit! Really delicious and the dough was A-1. If you're in Wildwood, Romeo's is a must. I know it is on our to-do list when we return.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

No trip to wildwood is complete without a stop at Romeos for some pizza, or a buffalo chicken steak sandwich. Food is really good, staff/owner were friendly and provided good service. It's open late for the late night munchies after a night of drinking and watching billy jack play the guitar with his beat box at the shamrock.

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