"Throwback Thursday" - Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol 7
Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol 7
Papa's Tomato Pies - Robbinsville, New Jersey
The oldest family-owned pizzeria in the country is operating right here in the Garden State. In 1912, the Papa family opened Papa's Tomato Pies in Trenton, New Jersey after emigrating from Naples, Italy. Owner, Nick Azzaro started helping out at his grandparent's restaurant at two years old rolling pizza dough, when his parents took over the restaurant in 1963. The chef's hat was later passed down to Nick who has been running the restaurant since 1987. The pizzeria moved to its current location in Robbinsville, New Jersey in 2013 where it is still serving customers the same family recipes today.
The restaurant has endured major recognition for its long stint in business including being voted #1 in New Jersey and #18 in the US by CBS and NBC. Azzaro also appeared in the Cooking Channel's, "Pizza Cuz" highlighting popular pizzerias in the country.
Papa's Tomato Pies is located at 19 Robbinsville Allentown Road, in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The pizzeria's hours are Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information, visit their website http://www.papastomatopies.com/ or call (609) 208-0006.