A look at pizzerias in Red Bank, New Jersey
Andrew Datre is a second-generation pizzeria operator with local chain Gianni’s. Ready to infuse his artistic expression, he opened Lupo recently. “My vision for Lupo is to take the basic pizzeria menu and perfect it,” Datre says. The pizzeria locally sources ingredients and features fresh pasta and bread from a New York bakery. The Cooler Pies menu highlights a dozen pizzas. The Rapini pizza is topped with house-made marinara, fresh mozzarella, grilled chicken, broccoli rabe and roasted red peppers. Lupo also features a full menu of apps, soups, wraps, salads, heroes and pastas.
757 River Rd., Fair Haven
Mr. Pizza Slice
The nearly 50-year old Red Bank staple closed briefly and reopened last year with new owners and a fresh look blending new and old school. Exterior signs and the original menu were repurposed as interior wall art. Mr. Pizza Slice also introduced new menu items, like burgers (traditional, bacon cheeseburger and burger specials). The Mac Burger includes a fried mac n cheese ball, bacon and cheddar cheese sauce. The Appetizer pizza is a big hit on the pizza menu. It features French fries, mozzarella sticks, onion rings and chicken fingers. The pizzeria is also known for its Famous Italian Hot Dog with peppers, onions, French fries and marinara sauce.
10 Monmouth St.
The eco-friendly, family-owned pizzeria touts a predominately organic menu. Earth Pizza also has gluten-free and vegan options, and markets to customers with food allergies as well. Its menu highlights starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, specialty and build-your-own pizzas and desserts. Pizza specials include the Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza with sliced tomatoes, a house cheese blend and the arugula is dressed with lemon and oil. The Kale and Bacon Pizza has fresh garlic, red onions, olive oil, fresh mozz and finished with shredded Parmesan.
95 Broad St.
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