Pizza at the Jersey Shore is a longtime tradition, and both visitors and locals now have another option to choose from when craving a slice.
Bruni’s Pizza is located in the Joe Canal’s Plaza in Rio Grande. Bruni’s first location in Hammonton opened in 1956, and it’s current owners are Enrico (Ricky) and Danielle Collini. “I really enjoy the restaurant business, and I love serving people.”
Both the Hammonton and Rio Grande locations boast a 60-year-old recipe created by the original owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bruni, now ages 90 and 89. The Collinis, along with their partners for the Rio Grande location, Bill, Tom, Ann and Kathy Feraco, ensure that the Brunis’ legacy lives on.
Although the Hammonton location serves strictly pizza, the Rio Grande location offers much more. Customers can get salads, wraps and paninis, all created by Sid Gary, former executive chef at Atkinson’s Tavern for 22 years. Sid shared that shortly, Bruni’s will be expanding the menu to include hot pasta dishes, chili, soup and more. Pizza options include large or medium size, thin or thick crust, original or white pizza, and plenty of toppings.
Everything on Bruni’s menu is made with fresh ingredients. The Collinis make the dough as needed, cut the veggies daily and grind their own cheese. You won’t find anything frozen here!
“We want to get the best product out of each menu item, which is why our menu isn’t huge,” shared Ricky. “It’s about quality, not quantity. When you have a big menu and more ingredients are required, many of them have to be frozen.”
Lucky for you, you can get Bruni’s fresh, quality food year round, and now you can get it delivered right to your door.
Bruni’s Pizza is located in the Joe Canal’s Plaza, 1613 Rt. 47 S., Rio Grande. Call (609) 600-1114 to place your order for pick up or delivery. “Like” their Facebook page, “Bruni’s Pizza Rio Grande,” for specials, updated menu items and more!