Bergen’s Must-Try Deep Dish Pizzas

You may prefer a thin-crust pie, but one bite of these pizzas might change your mind.
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza On Table


New Jerseyans take pizza personally. We take pride in our favorite pizzeria’s thin crust, coal-fired and Neapolitan styles, and we make sure our neighbors across the Hudson River know which state serves the best pies.

But once in a while, we get a hankering to try something new. Perhaps April 5, National Deep Dish Pizza Day, will be that day. It’s a day to forget about that lifelong debate—Chicago pies vs. New York thin crust—and enjoy thick baked bread, tomato, cheese and your choice of toppings (even pineapple?). Below is a list of our favorite restaurants that dish delicious Sicilian, Detroit and Chicago-style pizzas.

  • Angelo’s, Wallington. If you can’t choose between Chicago deep dish and a New York thin slice, this local favorite offers the perfect in-between crust.
    *434 Main Ave., Wallington, 973.777.9535
  • Mark’s Pizza & Restaurant, Hackensack. This neighborhood favorite uses deep-dish pans to create special pies such as meat lover’s and chicken parm pizzas.
    *306 Main St. Hackensack, 201.298.3974
  • Ralphy’s Pizza, Paramus. You’ll find traditional pizzas as well as specials like potato and onion or bruschetta pies, but the Sicilian and deep dish styles here are must-tries.
    *440 Forest Ave., Paramus, 201.880.4333
  • Soprano’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, New Milford. Its special square deep-dish pizzas have a thick crust and can be dressed to the nines with a seemingly endless list of toppings.
    *368 River Rd., New Milford, 201.261.9252
  • SQ Pizza Co., Mahwah. This spot’s pan pies come eerily close to the Michigan-metropolis model without bearing its name. (Don’t worry, it has familiar round pies for the traditionalist too.)
    *380 Rte. 17 South, Mahwah, 201.642.4114

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