We asked one of our favorite artists, Kayt Hester, to choose a pizza place in Jersey City so we could hang out with her some more and try some new pizza for National Pizza Month. After surveying her friends and finding a place that was open on Monday, she narrowed the recommendations down to just one—John’s Pizzeria. This is a Jersey City outpost of the famous John’s Pizzeria in Times Square.
John’s coal-fired ovens made some pretty great pizzas! We tried a four different pies since we could order a personal size which is perfect for sampling.
This is their Margherita pie with fresh basil, mozzarella and red sauce. The crusts on their pies are the perfect combination of chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside from their coal fired ovens.
Ed couldn’t resist trying the bacon and vodka sauce pizza. The bacon could have been crispier but added a lot of salty meaty goodness to the sweet creamy vodka sauce.
This is their Hawaiian pizza with ham, pineapple, red sauce and mozzarella. A classic combination done perfectly by John’s.
Our final pie was my favorite. In fact, it’s one of the best white pizzas I’ve ever had. Instead of blobs of ricotta cheese dotted around, John’s Pizza spread the ricotta all around the top of the pizza. It gave each bite some ricotta, mozzarella, olive oil and garlic. Perfection!
If you’re looking for some great coal-fired oven pizza in Jersey City, we recommend trying out John’s Pizzeria.
Check out all the pictures from our visit to John’s:
87 Sussex Street, Jersey City
Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 10:30pm
Friday – Saturday 11:30am – 11pm
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