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Some of NJ's best Sicilian pizza is now in Verona


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Some of NJ's best Sicilian pizza is now in Verona

creamfinger | | Sep 25, 2013 02:01 AM

Some people like their pizza light and crispy, other people enjoy a more traditional slice, but for me it's all about Sicilian pizza. Sadly, there aren't a lot of pizza places that do Sicilian pizza really well in NJ (that I've found), and none are near where I live. The ones I do like are La Sicilia in Belleville, Nonna's in Florham Park, Mr. Bruno's in Clifton and Mr. Bruno's in Lyndhurst (I think the two places have different owners, but both are good). Grandma style pizza is even harder to find.

Happily, the Mr. Bruno's in Lyndhurst just opened a branch today in Verona, on Bloomfield Ave. called Mr. Bruno’s Pizza & Beyond. Since it was their first day, I decided to take one for the team and stop in for a slice of that Sicilian I love. I'm happy to report, even on day one it was great. In fact all the pies they had out looked fantastic. They had maybe 15 different pies fresh from the oven, out on the counter, including the square Grandma and my favorite, their Sicilian, which is crunchy, with some color on the bottom, a really great sauce spotted with caramelized bits of what I think is Romano. 2 slices and a drink was about $5 and change. It took all my self control not to go back to try a Grandma slice too.

My only complaint is that the place is not really set up for dining in. With only 2 or thee regular tables and a bunch of bar style tall tables, It seems like they want you to have your slice and get out. That suits me fine, but they might want to rethink their layout if they really want dine-in business.

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