Pizza One - Route 23 South in Wayne, NJ
I had no idea Pizza One existed until about a week ago. Paul said he noticed it on Route 23 when he was headed home one day and that he was interested in checking it out. I just so happened to be passing it several days later, so I decided why not? I was on my way to my grandparents for dinner, but I always have room for a slice, especially from a place I’ve never been to. Pizza One is nestled conspicuously in a shopping center that is pretty easy to miss. I honestly have no idea how long it’s been there, because I had no idea where it was until I stopped in. Based on looks alone, I wasn’t expecting much- just a run-of-the-mill Jersey pizzeria with decently good pizza. But wow, was I wrong.
At long last, after 25 years of living in close proximity to Route 23, I have found a slice of pizza on it that I would recommend without hesitation. Yeah, Pizza One was THAT good. I was surprised by the wide variety they had out when I walked in and honestly had trouble picking a slice. I normally would grab two, but I needed to save room for my dinner later on. Though most slices looked interesting (except the tomato sauce on the chicken bacon ranch….), the vodka margherita really caught my eye. It looked fresh and exceptionally crafted, so I decided I needed to taste it.
This slice’s ratios were spot ON. The vodka sauce had just the right amount of subtlety, making me ask the whole time, “is that vodka sauce? I’m pretty sure it’s vodka sauce because it tastes AWESOME” and the globs of mozzarella were perfect. They weren’t overbearing and heavy like they can be at some pizzerias. Instead, everything went down smooth and didn’t fill me up any more than I wanted them to. Looking back, it appears that it might be slices of melted mozzarella, which was a great idea from the looks of it! On top of this, the crust was just the right amount of thick and crispy. The end crust could have been slightly better but I am really grasping at straws for a negative on that one. Seriously, a perfect slice of pizza. And 100% worth it at $3 a slice. Do yourself a favor and stop here for lunch or dinner or honestly both because you’ll want to go back. HIGHLY recommended!!!!!
P.S. also worth noting is that the delivery guy’s car was in the parking lot unmanned blasting “Girls” by The Beastie Boys. Respect. Oh, and Katie C thought the green things on my slice looked like geckos. She’s silly.