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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sam's Pizza Palace (Wildwood, NJ) - Pizza

Appears a large, 20"+ pie with some dark brown, mildly charred bubbles on the top of the pie. There are also pieces of real mozzarella that are thrown on towards the end of the bake, which shows up as ghost white blotches. There are some powdery flakes towards the edge of the crust. The underside is fantastic. Nice, dark brown crispiness shows. - 4.5

Crust is great. A nice, perfectly baked pie that stands at attention when held with one hand. Just the right amount of crisp and crackle that make this pizza a sure fire winner. The amazing part is that the dough wasn't a very hydrated one. I watched as the pizzaiolo tossed the dough. Hot oven is the true trick, here. - 5

The sauce is good. They use a respected California brand of crushed tomatoes, called "6 in 1 All Purpose". This is a nice American brand to use according to many posters on
It's got a sweet flavor with a mild acidic flavor that isn't too sharp. - 4

The cheese is of quality mozzarella. It doesn't melt together like a big piece of plastic. It's got a ton of flavor and richness to cut through the sauce and the sweet & sourdough crust underneath. - 4.5

Overall, this is probably my favorite pie at the Jersey Shore. Many people rave about M&M in Ocean City but I always thought they were a bit over rated. Sam's pie reigns supreme for their perfectly cooked crust, succulant sauce, and flavorful cheese. There are times that the line for the outside counter extends more than half the width of the boardwalk. This is the spot in Wildwood. - 4

Total Score: 4.4/5

Sam's was voted Best Pizza at the Jersey Shore '08 on My Fox Philly.

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Just Me said...

I was just there over Memorial Day weekend - although I remember when a slice of pizza there was $.99, now it's like $2.50... but still the best pizza in Wildwood.

Next time you are down there - check out the cheesesteaks at Mr. D's and let me know what you think... I haven't had one in 2 years but they were pretty good back then.

alex said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing this pizza! LOL i will definitely find the time to get to try this pizza in our Philadelphia dating getaway. Thanks a lot for sharing.