Roadfood Review - Santillo's - Eliz. NJ
I noticed that the featured Roadfood place of the day yesterday was Santillo's Pizza in Elizabeth NJ.http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Review/8578-11099/santillos-brick-oven-pizza
I realize everyone's pizza tastes vary widely, but I never got all the hype about this place. It shows up quite often in Ten Best Lists of NJ Pizza, etc. I lived in Elizabeth for about 10 years in the 80's and 90's and was never impressed. I've even gone back a few times since, just to re-check my opinion, but it still doesn't impress me all that much.
Yes, it's good pizza, but not Ten Best. Maybe it's even Roadfood-worthy due to the unique setup (down an alley in the back, one man, no seating operation) but I (we, my wife & kids too) had it once or twice and always opted instead for Spirito'shttp://www.yelp.com/biz/spiritos-restaurant-elizabeth
or Michelino's http://www.michelinos-pizza.com/
for Old School pizza, plus those places actually have seating.
Anyone else have an opinion about Elizabeth Old School Pizza?
PS: I don't have an axe to grind or anything, I like the uniqueness of the place, and the owner is quite dedicated to his work, I just don't think it's all that great.