South Jersey pizza showdown: Tacconelli’s in Maple Shade vs. Gia Nina’s in Woodbury. Vote!
The results are in for the best pizza in Central Jersey. Congratulations to Brothers Pizza on 33 in Hamilton. They won by a landslide over Federici's in Freehold.
Our first stop was Tacconelli's, and it was my first time ever trying a Formaggio pie. It's incredibly deceptive. It looks like your ordinary plain slice that you can get anywhere, but it is so much more. It's richer and it has an aftertaste I've never experienced before. That's due in large part to the combination of mozzarella, provolone and asiago cheeses. A true three-headed monster.
Next up was Gia Nina's in Woodbury. Definitely one of the best margarita slices I've ever had. Talking with the owners, I really got a sense of the passion and dedication they put into their food. They truly care about the customer experience at Gia Nina's. People often assume most good Jersey pizza joints come from families who migrate from New York to New Jersey, but Gia Nina's roots are in Philadelphia.
I have a feeling this one is going to be a barn burner. Who has your vote for the best pizza in South Jersey? Tacconelli's in Maple Shade or Gia Nina's in Woodbury? You have until midnight Sunday to have your say.
You can vote in the poll below until midnight on Sunday, or on Twitter @NJ1015. The votes will be combined and tallied up on Monday morning, Sep. 12. Every vote counts!
— Joe Votruba