Will That Be One Slice or Two?

There are two top pizza choices in the borough of Glen Rock you must know about.

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.

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Mike Kilhaney May 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Alfred---- Perhaps you can share some of your "testing" thoughts of the other 2/3 pizzerias in Glen Rock. Surely you must have tried those other than located on Rock Road...perhaps those on Prospect Street ? Maybe your Brooklyn/Big Apple and/or Palermo "good stuff" pizza can be found other than mid-town ? Those you mentioned are OK...but there are better !
Elizabeth Cox May 15, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Turvino's- a slice there is huge. sauce is full of flavor! we go to John's bc it is more "kid friendly as is Francesca's but when we want quality pizza we go directly to Turvino's-
Alfred Fredel May 15, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I appreciate the comments. I like Turvino's as well. I would love to hear your choices of which pizzerias are your favorites.
jp1 May 15, 2012 at 04:12 PM
We stopped going to Turvino's it seems the pizza has become very oily.
J.D. Luke May 15, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I live up in Ridgewood, but have made the trip to Turvino's pretty often. They became my go-to joint when Lenny's here changed for the much, much worse after years of great pizza. I can't say that I've noticed any problems with oily pizza at Turvino's, although to be fair I haven't been eating very much pizza for the past year or so.
James Kleimann May 15, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I haven't been to Turvino's, though I'm a fan of John's Boy. How do the two compare to one another?
Alfred Fredel May 16, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I live Turvino's but it can be hit or miss. I agree with the comment that it has become a bit more oily. They are not consistent, where one day the sauce may be tangy and complex and another day just overwhelming. John's Boy is consistently good and I always know what I am getting there.
Elizabeth Cox May 16, 2012 at 08:18 PM
if you are just grabbing a slice- the slice pies are made bigger then regular pies- sauce has more flavor-
Alfred Fredel May 16, 2012 at 09:28 PM


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