The 12 Best Pizzerias in New Jersey
The Mike’s (Galluci and Mercuro), two Jersey natives, opened Rosie’s in 2017 and in a few years have become known as one of the best pizzerias on the shore. The menu is concise and consists of both square and round pies, and they are gorgeous. The pizzas are made with a natural starter, which adds a note of sourdough to the crust, and they cook the pizzas well done. It’s common to have your pie blistered and with a touch of char; this is what they’re going for! Mercuro says the team wants the taste of the crust to come through, which is why they opt for a bit less cheese than may be expected. The toppings are great (especially the vinegar peppers) but the plain round with fresh shaved garlic and EVOO can’t be beat. Rosie’s currently also sells slices at lunch, but that may change in the future.