There’s nothing like a good slice of pizza, especially in New Jersey. Sure, traditional pizza pies are great, but sometimes that thick crust with a fluffy center topped with all the mutz and sauce of your heart’s desire is just what is needed to warm the soul this winter. Ahead of National Pizza Day on February 9, make sure to check out these fine establishments to order a Sicilian slice so nice it’ll leave you screaming “che bella!” We’ve come up with a list of where to get the best Sicilian slices in Essex County. Read on to plan your Sicilian slice adventure in the Montclair area.
La Sicilia | 155 Washington Avenue, Belleville
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This classic pizza joint has options for dine-in, to-go, and delivery via the Slice app. The Sicilian is thick and fluffy, and you can get all the usual suspects in terms of toppings on it. Consider trying the Palermo slice, a type of Sicilian pizza, but the sauce is on top, similar to Detroit-style pizza.
Italia Pizzeria | 48 Washington Street, Bloomfield
At Italia Pizzeria, customers can get Sicilian by the slice or as a one-size pie. What’s even better is that for those who like to enjoy a glass of wine or drink paired with their Italian delicacy, this restaurant is BYOB! The full menu of pastas, strombolis, salads, and more has our mouths watering before we even arrive.
Forte Pizzeria and Ristorante | 182 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
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Forte Pizzeria and Ristorante has locations in Caldwell and Randolph. It has different styles of pizza including Sicilian, traditional, pan pizza, and 10-inch brick oven pizza. While not Sicilian, it has cauliflower and gluten-free crusts available.
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Enzo Pizzeria and Restaurant | 150 Valley Road, Montclair
Some consider Enzo Pizzeria and Restaurant to have the best pizza in the area. Order a Sicilian pie, or really any of the specialty creations and pasta. The menu is full, and your belly will be fuller.
Napoli Trattoria | 11 Park Street, Montclair
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Serving up delicious Italian fare runs in this family, and Napoli Trattoria is no exception. Tucked away on its to-go menu, customers can enjoy a Sicilian pizza, along with an array of other Italian specials. If chicken soup if for the soul, then Sicilian pizza is for the heart, and this place has plenty of that. Keep in mind this restaurant is closed on Mondays.
Panzano Pizzeria Trattoria | 71 Walnut Street, Montclair
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Panzano Pizzeria Trattoria is gearing up for National Pizza Day, highlighting the Sicilian pie, as well as the seasoned-crust Sicilian pie on the menu for the special occasion. For those feeling a bit more adventurous than just ordering a pizza pie, customers can also order DIY pizza-making kits. Full disclaimer, there’s no promise that you’ll bake it any better than this place can.
Teglia Pizza Bar | 438 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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Teglia Pizza Bar is working on getting its full menu available. For now, customers can order a “true Sicilian” pizza with tomato sauce of capers, onion, anchovy, basil, green olives, and topped with pecorino local toma cheese, bread crumb, and finished with EVOO, according to its menu. It’s the perfect slice of the old country right in the middle of New Jersey. Keep in mind, this restaurant is closed on Mondays. Customers can become a VIP member to hear about exclusive events, secret menus, and more.
Mulberry Street Pizza | 258 Mulberry Street, Newark
Open Monday to Saturday, this fan-favorite offers customers Sicilian-style pizza pies, as well as pan pizza, gourmet pizza, and other appetizers. Customers can choose between a classic Sicilian pie, or a Grandma-style Sicilian pie, with cheese on top, and no time out of the oven to let the dough rise. The restaurant offers coupons including free garlic knots on orders of $20 and more.
The Pizza Terminal and Restaurant | 150 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
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Crowned the best pizza in New Jersey in a friendly competition, “The Pizza Bowl,” held by the Jersey Pizza Joints Facebook group, these pizzas are truly delicious. There are so many specialty pizzas to choose from, but the Pizza Terminal also makes traditional square Sicilian pizzas to enjoy. Some specialty pizzas include mac and cheese, chicken fingers and fries, penne vodka, balsamic chicken, and more.
Frank’s Italian Family Restaurant | 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
This family-run restaurant has been serving up delicious pizza for customers since 1993. It has an extensive list of “square pizzas” including Sicilian-style, meatball, mushroom, garlic, Frank’s special pizza, and more. According to the website, the restaurant specifically mentions making every menu item with love, which honestly sounds delish this Valentine’s season. Since it’s a BYOB, patrons can also bring their favorite beer or wine to sip on while enjoying their pizza, or anything else on the extensive menu.
Fortissimo Osteria/Pizzeria | 484 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
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Established in 1985, this pizzeria serves up all the favorite Italian dishes. It offers thin crust, as well as thick crust Sicilian pies and even an “upside-down Sicilian,” with the fresh mozzarella cheese topped with tomato sauce, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. This neighborhood favorite prides itself on making its sauce from scratch, and catering is available.