DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies
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On the bridge connecting Trenton and Pennsylvania, a neon sign states, “Trenton Makes The World Takes.” It refers to all the manufacturing goods Trenton exported in the early 1900s, but as soon as the world wises up, it’ll refer to its style of pizza. Trenton tomato pies are a regional specialty, characterized by a relatively small amount of mozzarella melted onto thin, crunchy crust, leaving the spotlight for the crushed tomatoes on top. No place does the style justice like De Lorenzo’s in Robbinsville. Order the pies well done, and every bite sheds flakes of crispy crust without tasting dry or burnt. While the toppings - like tender chunks of sausage, not-too-salty anchovies, or half dollar-sized pepperoni - are all enjoyable, they play bit parts compared to the layer of hand-crushed tomatoes, which add enough acidity to make you forget you’re currently working on your second tray of bread and cheese.