And then there were 10. After much doughy deliberation, we have the ten finalists in our N.J.’s best pizzeria showdown. It’s never easy narrowing the field from 50 semifinalists to 10 in any of our N.J.’s best competitions, and this one was no different.
Many legendary pizzerias were left off the list, and there were surprise newcomers. Four of the pizzerias didn’t even appear in the latest NJ Pizza Power Rankings. But as we said from the beginning, this showdown wasn’t about ranking or reputation or popularity; it was about the pizzas sampled in my two and a half weeks on the road. The ten finalists all shined when the pressure was on.