So you’re not feeling like a bowl of ziti or spaghetti bolognese? Eli’s will blow you away with their selection of pies with everything on them including The Kitchen Sink ― a pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. If you want something a little “greener,” try the Primavera Pizza with broccoli, green peppers, cauliflower, and mushrooms.
Ironbound Grill also has a great selection of hand-stretched pizzas that’ll have you considering moving to Elizabeth. You won’t go wrong with the Philly cheesesteak pizza or the eggplant and pepperoni. For those who don’t eat meat, try the margherita pizza or garden salad pizza made with local tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and red onions for a vegetarian delight.
But wait! The options for pizza don’t stop there. If you want an authentic pie made the same way for generations, Elizabeth sports two classic pizzerias that have fed the community for decades.
In the Peterstown section of Elizabeth, John's Caffe Pizza and Caterers which has been tossing dough and baking up delicious pies for over 50 years. Run by a father and son team, Gerry and Giovanni, this is a restaurant serving old country flavor with the perks of 21st century easy online ordering.
For another classic pizzeria, you need to head down the alley of Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza for an establishment a hundred years in the making! Al learned his pizza making ways from his father and grandfather and is still making the dough the way he was taught ― and still winning awards for it. The winner of multiple best in New Jersey and best in the United States lists for pizza, Santillo’s also features the oldest (built 1904) and largest (160 sq ft) brick oven in the state. he sizes and prices of the pizzas may vary, but the quality, crust, and flavor never do.