In the world of pizza, you’ve got Neapolitan, NY thin-crust, New Haven, Chicago deep-dish, and more. When you say New Jersey style pizza, I sometimes scratch my head. I get NY thin-slice, New Haven, Greek, Chicago deep-dish but not sure if I entirely understand NJ-style pizza. Given the large Italian community in NJ, it would make sense that they may have their own style of pie so I was excited to check out DeMo’s on S. Glenwood for my Super Bowl eats!
The huge neon sign out front let’s you know what DeMo’s is about. Small walk-up window for a slice, inside it’s bright red and black with a long counter along with two pizza ovens in back. They’ve done a nice job with what used to be known as Bada Bing and offer a nice selection of Boarshead meat sandwiches. I order up two 18″ pies (DeMo’s special and a margherita) and pick them up right before the big game!
Back home I open up the large DeMo’s pizza boxes and it’s pretty impressive. Two large pies, the DeMo’s special has the usual mix of meats, peppers, onions along with some fresh garlic and basic, a nice touch! And it’s a good slice, thinnish but stiffer and thicker than a typical NY thin-slice. The crust is also rolled on the outside making for a sturdier slice. The margherita features crushed red tomato, sliced tomato, slices of melted muzz and some more fresh basil. Very nice, the little touches of basic and fresh garlic bump up the deliciousness of both pies.
Overall I like my DeMo’s pies but probably still prefer a NY or New Haven slice. But if you like a slightly thicker crust and the extra’s that DeMo’s throws down, you’ll be pleased here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy to eat more pizza here but I’m pretty picky when it comes to my pies! But nice job DeMo’s, you do a fine NJ-slice and yeah, I get it now…
DeMo’s Pizzeria and Deli
222 Glenwood Avenue #122
Raleigh, NC 27603
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