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“yes, same marucas as on man vs. food”
Review of Maruca's Pizza

Maruca's Pizza
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Toms River, New Jersey
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157 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“yes, same marucas as on man vs. food”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Been a patron for many years. Boardwalk pizza has a bit of rivalery in NJ...like cheese steaks in Philly! but Marucas does have an edge. They make their pizza by FIRST laying out the cheese, and usinging a thin sauce, make a swirl from the center outward. This makes every bite have a little different mixture of dough/cheese/sauce. I prefer my pizza to be re-heated (again a NJ thing)- it is extra crispy that way. Boardwalk pizza is an expierence--if you just want pizza at home...order pizza hut or cook a frozen pizza. If you want to taste why the Jersey Shore has so many pizza places, and the loyality to support them all---have a slice down here...and def. try marucas.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Scottsdale, AZ
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“The Emperor Has NO CLOTHES!!!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I don't understand these reviews!
...."as delicious as ever" - WHAT ???

Here's the REAL story - They pre-make all the pizza menu choices to sell as individual slices.
Then, these "things" sit out all day in the Boardwalk Plexiglas display.

There is NO enclosure - just a divider so someone walking by can't poke the food - like THAT'S the sole problem here.

The pies are massive (over $23 each if you include just about anything except sauce and cheese) here so I'll give them that BUT it also creates the rest of the problem.

Once you realize that unless you have a larger number of people in your party, it's just way too big.
That sends you to buying slices.

Yes, the slices that have been sitting out for who knows how long - AND they taste that way.

Sorry to be a bubble burster but Marucas is in a high tourist area and their pizza is just that - for passing tourists!! There is NOTHING special about this food.

OK, maybe some people LIKE reheated slices pre-made that have sat out in the Jersey Shore summer with 100's of passing tourist just a few feet away and Sea Air but to say the, "food is superb".? Hardly!!!!!

We were soooo disappointed. This is a BIG pass.......

  • Visited August 2013
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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good Pizza but stick with Plain”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Its a really good pizza as the taste is in the sauce and cheese. Adding additional toppings to cheese do not add much value and better taste. As such, stick with the plain cheese. The slices are pretty large and thin crust was real tasty. Current location has lots of seats and the staff were nice. I was happy with the place and selection. Good to try while in area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Still one of my top pizzas of all time!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

My family has eaten Marucas pizza for the past 30 years or so and it is still as delicious as ever! Friendly service and good prices. Definitely the best pizza on the Boardwalk by far! One of my favorites!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jpp28
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North Salem, New York
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“Still the best!!”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Maruca"s Pizza Seaside Heights still the best pizza on the shore. Bigger and better the staff is very attentive and the food superb.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Robert T
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