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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Taking Orders for Sutera Homemade Italian Sausage

Joe Sutera of Sutera Brothers Meat Market on 2nd Ave in the Old Elizabeth market is still making homemade sausage for us even after retirement. We are taking orders here at Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza.
Call today 908-354-1887 to place your order.

Order by Monday December 5th, pick it up at Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, 639 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ.  On Wednesday December 7th in the afternoon.

Minimum 3 lbs. of either hot or sweet sausage.  $5.00 per pound.

Thanks Al Santillo

Monday, October 31, 2016


Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, a Time Machine in Elizabeth, New Jersey



Santillo’s: New Accolades For A New Jersey Classic

NJ 101.5 Slice of Jersey- Stop 1 – Santillo’s Pizza

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GQ's Alan Richman ventures across state lines in search of the perfect pizza.

Verizon Fios Features: Santillo Brick Oven Pizza

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Santillo Pizza Reaches Google Milestone! 1 Million Views

In 2013 we created our Social media presence on Google and this weekend we reached 1 Million Views. In less than 4 years that has been quite the accomplishment.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A BAKER that Makes the Best PIZZA on Earth

All our pies are made to order fresh everyday. All our vegetables, meats, cheeses and ingredients are of the  highest quality. Our dough is made fresh daily.
Combined with our brick oven and 100 year old recipes, Al Santillo, the baker, will create the most delicious pizza you'll ever eat!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SANTILLO PIZZA: 2016 Voted Top 50 Best Pizzas in America

Sep 1, 2016 | 11:40 am

#50 Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, Elizabeth, N.J. 
(Sicilian: pepperoni, mozzarella, pizza sauce)
"AL Santillo may be the least well-known great pizza tradition curator in America, the gatekeeper to three generations of pizza-making and one of the most unique pizzerias in America. The man has tomato sauce running through his veins."

"What can you say about Al Santillo? Santillo may be the least well-known great pizza tradition curator in America, the gatekeeper to three generations of pizza-making and one of the most unique pizzerias in America. The man has tomato sauce running through his veins. Al Santillo’s grandfather, who had long made focaccia for his family at home, decided to try it as a business in 1950. "He wanted to keep the place open in the evening and make a little more money, so he started making pizza," his grandson Al has noted. "In 1957, he bought the brick oven I use now." It’s an oven Al says is called a low-arch, one whose every brick was cut by hand, and which he insists, "permits infinite possibilities in temperature and character."
Pizza infinity is difficult to conceive, but Santillo’s is something you just have to  experience for yourself. You can only do takeout from Al's living room — it houses the massive cathedral-like oven that requires a 20-foot-long peel to retrieve the pizzas. And be prepared to order by the year — Al preserves every pizza style he can for posterity. They range from the 1940 Genuine Tomato Pie (no cheese) to the 2011 San Marzano "Tomatoes Over the Cheese" Pizza. But there are other intriguing options like Lasagna Pizza, thin-pan, Roman-style, Italian bread, and an off-the-menu grandpa pie as well. Start out with a 1957 Style Pizza Extra Thin (14-Inch round), or the popular Sicilian pizza, or just ask this quirky, pizza-possessed master to make you his own.  Sicilian pizza, or just ask this quirky, pizza-possessed master to make you his own spontaneous creation.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Great News!

Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza  was featured in  three times in about the past week.

Also, we were named Number 50 in 101 Best pizzas in America.  The best in New Jersey as it turns out on the list.  Also named 5th best Pepperoni Pizza in America on the Daily recently.

Tuesday Sep 27 we were on Elvis Duran show on Z100  FM radio and 710WOR Am Todd Schnitt and Len Berman New York and National Stations respectively.

We have been very busy on account.

Thanks  AL Santillo

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Santillo video by Hank Zona

We had a professional video made for Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza.  Hank Zona from "The Grapes Unwrapped."  Check it out!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


The contest started out with 16 of the best rated pizza places in New Jersey.  They did it at the same time as the March Madness Sweet 16 in basketball.  If you know how that works.

Any way we made it to the final four.  Leaving Santillo's Pizza as the only one from North Jersey.  The other three places are all in South Jersey.

Make a long story short we should have won but we believe there was some funny business going on with the balloting.  It seems at present there is no way to prevent tampering with the vote count.

I suggest in the future when anyone votes they submit  selfie also. Then anyone can go to the voting site and look for duplicates and disqualify them. If someone has a better idea let me know?

The contest ran from March 25- April 1st 2016.

Call 908-354-1887  or

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


My grandfather,  Louie,  started making pizza in 1943.  Before that he made Italian Bread.  There was only one size, 14 inch and only made with sauce and cheese. Plain pizza.  The dough was made fresh from scratch daily.  It was called, "pizza con pomodori",  (pizza with tomatoes)

The only difference between then and now is that now we have much more variety.  The quality and the recipe are exactly the same.

Monday, February 8, 2016


A Santillo's , "red and white,"  pizza is on the cover of Feb edition of INSIDE JERSEY MAGAZINE.

The same picture is also in the center fold of the magazine..

Also, a slice of Santillo's pizza is featured on page 27 of the January 20, 2016 edition of the Star Ledger Newspaper.  In a story about the top 25 pizzas in the NJ Pizza Power Rankings.  We came in Number 2.  After having spent 18 months at Number 1.  We were moved due to the fact that according to the rules of the Power Rankings the contestants must be moved around.

Very proud of this great accomplishment.

Al Santillo