West-Ward Wonder (Original Dominick's Pizza)

Original Dominick's Pizza, 206 Sanhican Dr (Route 29 North), Trenton, NJ
Open Daily 11 AM to 10 PM
(609) 656-4300   Website    Google Maps

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Dominick’s is the pizza joint you pass (if your driving habits are anything like mine) on 29N heading towards Lambertville, just on the Trenton side of the border with Ewing.  It’s not much to look at from the outside, and not much on the inside either.  But the pizza is good, including a pretty mean Trenton-style tomato pie, as well as more conventional Sicilian and Neopolitan-style pizza.

DominicksWith so much great tomato pie in Trenton, why does Dominick’s deserve a place on Hidden Trenton?  A few reasons.

First, the pies are genuinely good, made with fresh ingredients.  While the tomato pie doesn’t quite match the sublime heights of Papa’s or DeLorenzo’s, it’s darn good.

Second, it’s open when those other places aren’t.  Want a pie for a Tuesday lunch?  You’re out of luck with either of the classic Trenton establishments, which are basically open only for dinner.  Also, while Papa’s is nominally open until 9, it often shuts down on a weekday by around 8:30, whereas Dominick’s is reliably open until 10.

Third, if you’re looking for a vegetarian pie, Dominick’s offers a lot more, and more interesting, vegetarian toppings than just about any place in town.  This includes not only conventional toppings such as onions, fresh mushrooms, spinach, and green peppers, but also “gourmet” toppings such as artichoke hearts, eggplant, portabella mushrooms, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, and fresh mozzarella. So if you’re vegetarian, or are serving veggie friends, or are just looking for a break from a boring pepperoni pie, Dominick’s may be the place.

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3 thoughts on “West-Ward Wonder”

  1. I live in Glen Afton and Dominick’s is my neighborhood pizza place. Their Brooklyn pie is to die for! I have to admit over the years I’ve ordered and enjoyed every possible combination of ingredients. I consider it to be better than Delorenzo’s as the crust is never burnt and hard like I’ve gotten several times there.

  2. As a resident of Trenton’s Island, Dominick’s is my “go-to” pizza joint. It’s so close, I don’t even bother with delivery….I call, I go, I bring a HOT pizza or cheesesteak home. Good reliable tomato pie. Not a huge fan of their “regular” pies, but I can definitely vouch for their tomato pie….crispy thin crust…sweet tomatoes, just the right amount of cheese and garlic. Yes, it’s our own West Ward secret! Thanks for the review Hidden Trenton!

  3. Well, I tried Dominick’s tonight and liked it a lot. I am not a dumb girl, but I must admit that when I first moved to Trenton, a guy I met mentioned going to get a tomato pie with his buddies. My only thought was a apple pie minus apple add tomato and I thought ‘why’ and ‘who would do that?’. Fast forward to me understanding that tomato pie is pizza and having eaten at DeLorenzo’s and Papa’s for obvious reasons, Dominick’s is the only real ‘Trenton tomato pie’ as defined by the small pizzeria menu. The majority of the pie is tasty crushed tomato and the combination of flavors is yummy.

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