The bad news is, Trentons legendary DeLorenzos Tomato Pies is now gone for good. Owners Gary and Eileen Amico closed up on Sunday, ending the crispy, thin-crust pizza shops 65 year run. Though the tomato pie standard-bearer, which will be best remembered for its absence of bathrooms and printed menus just as much as its much sought after charred-crusted cross-cut slices, ceases to exist, theres still some good news. Star-Ledger reports that the spirit of DeLorenzos lives on at several nearby spots.
One, of course is the DeLorenzos spin-off in Robbinsville, where there are bathrooms and menus. Another is the DeLorenzos on Hamilton Ave. in the same Chambersburg neighborhood as the original, which is owned and operated by the Amicos cousins. Also located in the same neighborhood is Papas Tomato Pies, a 100-year-old institution in and of itself that not only turns out authentic tomato pies, but offers a full menu of pasta dishes and sandwiches.
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