Review: Tommy’s Pizza, Bronx (Throgs Neck) NY

Update, October 2015: Tommy Lobue was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Throgs Neck Merchants Association.

, October 2015: Award presented to Tommy LoBue at the
Throgs Neck Merchant’s Association Annual Dinner & Dance

Visiting a friend at lunchtime on a Wednesday in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, we headed out to Tosca (full review HERE), a lovely full-service Italian restaurant with a great bar, friendly staff, and a brick oven dating back to 1922.

Large pie barely fits in the box! Click any pic to enlage

After lunch, my pal Ken returned to his nearby office, and I prepared to set out for my drive home to Pennsylvania. Aware of my pizza passion, Ken suggested that we cross the street to Tommy’s, a hole-in-the-wall old-school pizza shop. Ken endorsed the pie there and suggested that I buy one “cold” to take home and re-heat.

We entered around 2pm. Tommy was behind the counter, and about three locals sat at the counter (there is a small dining room in the rear, also. Ken announced my fondness for great pizza, and each patron volunteered a unanimous endorsement of Tommy’s as “best pizza in the Bronx.” Now, generally you can’t put much stock in the locals’ opinions, because most folks love the pizza place that is closest to home. But somehow these Throgs Neckers had more credence.

Tommy and Ken

Tommy had a handful of full-size plain pies cooked, just waiting to be re-heated and sold as slices. This made the perfect take-home pie, because it would not be steaming in the box. The huge pie was just …read more

Source:: Pizza Quixote