Glen Rockers really LOVE their pizza! In our tiny borough, we have at least 4 pizza shop and a dizzying number of choices close to our area. In fact, when driving around the borough after dropping off my son at school on a Monday morning, I often lose count of the number of pizza boxes out on the curb. Needless to say, I have my own choices of what pizzerias make it on to my "good stuff" list of Glen Rock. In my mind, it is a tie for the best pizza of Glen Rock.
I consider myself to be a bit of a pizza snob. Having lived in New York for almost 20 years, I have had pizza at what some may call the best pizzerias of the Big Apple. Imagine my surprise when I moved to Glen Rock and found out about the Glen Rock love affair with "all things pizza". I was in!
The first place that I stopped at was on Rock Road. I was checking out the new surroundings and actually stumbled into the shop...literally stumbled into the shop.
The first thing I said to myself is "man, this place is tiny" but I soon realized that the pizzeria opened up towards the back, just like a slice of pizza. The TV was on. The soccer game was in full swing and there stood a guy, effortlessly making pizzas as his eyes were fixed on the antics that were unfolding on the pitch. The Italian flowed freely in this pizzeria and I was greeted by a wonderful staff that obviously enjoyed being there. The pizza was classic with a great tasting sauce, good crust and lots of dripping cheese.
This is my "go to" joint when I am craving that NY pizzeria experience. They offer good food, friendly service and a "homey" feel, but make sure you bring your cash because plastic is not accepted... hai capito?
My second choice for pizza in our part of the world is just down the block. They pay tribute to the "old world" where men chopped wood, threw it in the fire and cooked with it. At , also on Rock Road, patrons are treated to pizza made the old fashioned way.
The centerpiece of this pizzeria is a wood fired brick oven. It gives their pizza a rustic and hearty flavor which is equally matched by their flavorful sauce and great cheese.They offer salads and a full menu that features some Sicilian favorites. It works for me!
Here's an idea...grab a slice of each and try both of them. While you will probably like them both, you can decide if the call of Brooklyn or old world Palermo is music to your mouth as you sample part of the "good stuff" of Glen Rock.