It’s an undisputed truth that New Jersey has some of the best pizza in the country if not the whole world. There are many old favorites to keep cranking out consistently the best pizzas around.

Every corner of the state seems to have a local favorite. The trend in the last few years has been toward “tomato pies“. Something that seems to have its origins in Trenton generations ago.

Other places have either taken up the cause and spread it around the state or started their own versions of it. One small South Jersey pizza joint that is getting a lot of attention is Lillo‘s in Hainesport in Burlington County.

Like a lot of really good pizza places and has somewhat limited hours. They're closed on Sundays and Mondays and the other days they close at 6:30 pm.

The place is small and fills up pretty quickly. They also do an amazing amount of takeout business as well. I had a chance to go there a few weeks ago and Lillo's Tomato Pies did not disappoint. The staff was very friendly and efficient, and the pies were awesome! They're on the Marne Highway which connects Moorestown to Mount Holly through Hainesport.

The place is small, but you can't miss the red and yellow sign right on the Marne Highway.

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You might call it a hole in the wall due to its size but it's a really nice building inside and out.

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I got there early on a weeknight to beat the crowd, but the place filled up quickly.

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The menus are on plain paper and you get a no-nonsense choice of delicious food besides the pizza.

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The antipasto is monstrous and delicious.

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The tomato pie lived up to all the hype!

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Growing up my mother made homemade pizza every Friday night, without fail.

New Jersey picks their favorite pizza places

Pizza is one of, if not the hottest topics in all of the Garden State. Everyone has a place they're loyal to and they always think it's better than your favorite place. Bill Spadea spent a couple of hours taking calls from listeners telling him where the definitive best pizzeria's in New Jersey are. Here's some of what they came up with.

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