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Reviewed April 2, 2022

Whenever we are in the area we must get a classic half pepper and onion for my husband. It puts him in his happy place. Simply the best.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

Sicilian with sesame seeds, ricotta and sausage. Calzone with sausage and extra sauce. Sausage and mozzarella cheese bread.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022

This fantastic pizza joint has an old-world feel to it, with usable brick ovens and a hurried attitude that belies a wonderful pizza that's worth the wait! They have a good variety of toppings and cheeses and will bake the pizza to your order, depending...on how crispy you want your crust. They also have a variety of preset pizza orders with a variety of cheese-sauce ratios. The whole alley where you wait for your pizza, smells gloriously like pizza!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

I wanted a chicken parm on garlic bread. I got a bunch of attitude from Al that he could make 10 pizzas in the time it took him to make my sandwich. He quoted me $35 for the sandwich and I got the impression he...didn’t want to deal with me. Picked up a 1964 with meatballs which was good. Sauce was tasty. Al just needs to take a laxative and tone down on the schtick.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

Al is a true master of his craft. There are places with people who can make a good pie, but Al makes so many different pies that are all fantastic. He isn’t a one trick pony. We try new stuff all the time, and nothing...is ever less than awesome. The white Sicilian is the best pizza I have ever had. The zeppoles are delicious too. Take a tour through his menu and pizza history.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

Grabbed a Sicilian and normal round pie for dinner and was not disappointed. Got them both cooked at a 7 and the round was nice and thin. They were both very good, but the Sicilian definitely stole the show. Thick, but not overly doughy with...a great texture. Unique spot, you wait in the alley for your pie. Whole street smells like pizza lol. If you love pizza like me check them out. Very unique spot, you can even add sesame seeds to the crust.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

I drove 40 miles and when I got there, the pie wasn't ready. I bought an 18 inch with extra cheese, peppers and onions and it was $35. I went there because of all the hype about it being great. You are not allowed in...and there is two parking spaces. Having to wait in that area was not where I wished to be. got the pie home and it was fully burnt crust and the pie itself. Local pizza has much better cheese and burnt pizza is the worst tasting. I will never get another pie from there. Overpriced and not tasty at all.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 4, 2021

Santillos has a time machine that is their ovens and allows you to experience pizza through the decades. These are the real deal pies of the past. Bring exact change, your appetite and a yearning for authenticity.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

My brother looked online and saw the reviews for Santillo's. He made the trip and brought home pizza for my mom and I for dinner. The pizza was absolutely horrible. The dough- was like cardboard! Mozzarella was tasteless and the sauce was acidic! Threw the...large and small pie out! Large pie w/ 1/2 pepperoni looked like the pepperoni was disintegrated and the pie was too charred! When my brother called to tell them about the horrible experience, they could care less. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed May 10, 2020 via mobile

So let me tell you guys about my first time HORRIBLE experience at Santillos...My pregnant girlfriend and I are craving pizza on a rainy Saturday, what better place than Santillos right? (Hearing how great their pizza is from others) So I decide to order via...phone a 2020 style pizza ($28 on their website) with pepperonis as a topping nothing else, fine. 45min later I finally arrive to pick up my pizza. As I am approaching the pizza shop I see a few customers standing outside in the rain waiting to get their orders. Ok, restaurants are only open for takeout fine. I approach the window to pickup my pizza and proceed to pay for my pizza via credit card. All of a sudden I am being told I can’t pay card, cash only. Hmmm that’s strange. (Why didn’t you tell me this over the phone when I ordered the pizza???) Then I question it, I was told the credit card machine was down and also it would take too long to process payment??? In addition, my total is $34??? $6 additional for pepperoni?? Me just trying to get this pizza back to my pregnant girlfriend foolishly got back in my vehicle and headed to the nearest gas station to withdraw “cash” for this pizza. Finally, I get back to Santillos, same customers that were there when I first got there were still waiting on their orders. I tend $40 cash to an employee that appears to be puzzled as if it’s his first day on the job. He hands me my pizza with no change. I then asked him where’s my change??? He then proceeds to tell me “Oh theres no change would you like a $5 dollar 2 liter??!!?” At this point, my Pizza box is getting wet from the rain, im starving, my girlfriend is back home starving, I grab my pizza and my $5 pepsi and rush out of there. This is one of worst experiences in customer service I’ve ever encountered. All in all I spent almost $50 on 1 pie with 1 topping and 1 soda. What a way to take advantage of people in this pandemic crisis we’re going through! Never again!!!! Pizza lovers beware!!!! Btw, pizza was mediocre 🤦🏻‍♂️More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

WOW....I was expecting a great pizza after hearing about this place at a golf tournament in Florida...yup, Florida and discussing pizza in New Jersey. First the good stuff...crust was thin and good. And charred which I do like. That’s all I can think of for...good. Now the rest... Price was $24...yup, $24 for a basic sauce pizza and sausage. $5 for the sausage. I think if you scraped up all the sausage on the pizza it would maybe be two breakfast links! Sauce was so-so...definitely nothing great. So, crust + tomato sauce + very little sausage + very little flavor = $24. Plus tip. Here’s a tip...stay away!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Don’t understand what the big deal is about this place? The pizza is average. Service is not very good but people seem to rave about it often.. I tried it a few times but I guess it’s not for me.. ??

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Had high expectations for this place. Pizza taste just like domino's but with crispy crust.Disappointed

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

I know pizza. This is by far the best in the area. I especially like the Sicilian. I love that the pizza is described by year.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Top Pizza Simply the best NJ has to offer . Look I take my pizza serious. I’ve been here once and believe me I am not stopping coming here until I go through the whole menu. I’ve tried the rest now it’s time to try...the bestMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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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
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Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4