Benny Tudino’s

3/7/2008:

Another sign our economy is having trouble.

Famed Benny Tudino’s recently raised the price of a single plain slice from $2.50 to $3.00!

I’m going to go back to making my Hoboken411 scrumptious personal pies again.

Description – Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria known for its giant slices. Zagat rated.
Services – Pizza, Entrée’s – veal parm, ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna, eggplant parm, sandwiches. Take Out,Catering, Free Delivery(Min $6 local, $12 outside)
Website – www.restaurantpassion.com
Address – 622 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4908
Telephone – (201) 792-4132,(201) 792-4133

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88 Responses

  1. homeworld says:

    I think a plain slice is up to $3.75 now. Benny said NBC wanted to interview him about inflating commodity costs, but he said he didn’t want to say anything bad about Bush because of the good things he’s done for Croatia.

  2. rag246 says:

    [quote comment=”79016″]I think a plain slice is up to $3.75 now. Benny said NBC wanted to interview him about inflating commodity costs, but he said he didn’t want to say anything bad about Bush because of the good things he’s done for Croatia.[/quote]
    Well, I guess I’ve had my last slice of Bennie’s. What I can afford and what I’m willing to pay have always been two different numbers.

  3. British Hairways says:

    I’m not crazy about this place — the slices are enormous, but I’ve found them to be floppy and spongy and greasy. You can’t even hold the slice until you’re down to your last few bites.

  4. hoboken55 says:

    I agree that Benny’s slices can be wet with grease and floppy. Try Napoli pizza, which is uptown. Great pies. AND I DO NOT OWN THE PLACE.

  5. Tama Murden says:

    Re 63.& 64.: Agreed. I’ve never quite gotten Bennie T.’s popularity, beyond folks who are into portion size as the priority. Floppy crust & too-sweet sauce. And then there’s the totally tacky ambience & rude employees.

    7 Stars is far better for a slice. But more expensive.

    And yes, Napoli’s pie is good, tho’ I’d say Benny’s calzone is comparable to Napoli’s & is much cheaper.

    Delfino’s small pies are still the best in town, IMO.

  6. weeping_willow says:

    I’ve eaten at Bennie’s twice, and twice I used the restroom and found that there was no soap. it’s the same restroom the employees use.

    ew.

    I won’t be back.

  7. elainetyger says:

    Look at the employees behind the pizza counter. Personal hygiene doesn’t look like a strong suit. Any time I am desperate for a fast dinner, I insist on them giving me the slice cold so I can reheat it at home and kill whatever has grown in or crawled on it.

  8. HAWK says:

    Now that commodity prices have declined substantially from their highs will the pizza prices come down? The price of wheat is now well off from its February / March spike.

  9. ItalianGuy says:

    This place is nasty! The sauce the everything – the people, the owner! Its a mob scene! Stay away!!!!! 😈

  10. xofalconxo says:

    [quote comment=”130073″]This place is nasty! The sauce the everything – the people, the owner! Its a mob scene! Stay away!!!!! :twisted:[/quote]

    I second that. Benny’s gets my vote as the most overrated place in town. So Zagat thinks they have the best pizza in the STATE? I could name a half dozen places in TOWN that serve up a better slice. In all honesty, I don’t think that the pizza is awful, just unremarkable.

  11. homeworld says:

    It took me at least 6 months to get accustomed to Benny’s Pizza. At first I hated the sauce, but after many years it’s grown on me and now I like it.

  12. jen123 says:

    Wow I’m surprised to see how many people dislike this place! I enjoyed it – the atmosphere is a typical pizza place, the staff are friendly and helpful, the pizza is great! If you order a pie, it’s delicious and yes the individual slices are absolutely enormous and a bit thin, but this place isn’t bad at all. I’d definitely go back.

  13. hobokenitebybirth says:

    Benny’s is a TRADITION to those born in Hoboken…as is Fiore’s, Leo’s, Filipo’s, and the now infamous Malibu Diner….

    • homeworld says:

      Then shouldn’t you be calling it the 14th Street Diner?

      In response to hobokenitebybirth who said:

      Benny’s is a TRADITION to those born in Hoboken…as is Fiore’s, Leo’s, Filipo’s, and the now infamous Malibu Diner….

  14. maryc says:

    Pizza? I don’t think so. Nasty!!

  15. midtownauthentic says:

    Just because you have the biggest slice does not mean you have the best slice. Some previous posters have said that the pie is greasy and spongy and bland and I have to agree. I prefer frozen elio’s myself

    • homeworld says:

      Benny’s took a while to grow on me, but now I like it. At first I found the sauce too sweet.

      In response to midtownauthentic who said:

      Just because you have the biggest slice does not mean you have the best slice. Some previous posters have said that the pie is greasy and spongy and bland and I have to agree. I prefer frozen elio’s myself

    • MartyMcFly says:

      If your preference is for frozen Elio’s, do you really expect anyone to take your critique of Benny’s seriously?

      In response to midtownauthentic who said:

      Just because you have the biggest slice does not mean you have the best slice. Some previous posters have said that the pie is greasy and spongy and bland and I have to agree. I prefer frozen elio’s myself

      • matt_72 says:

        There is a certain amount of charm to “school lunch” pizza. If you burn it in the toaster oven just right, it is fantastic. But not sure I would call it a good pizza.

        In response to MartyMcFly who said:

        If your preference is for frozen Elio’s, do you really expect anyone to take your critique of Benny’s seriously?

      • MidnightRacer says:

        ha ha, you snuck an extra pizza home after school too? I had friends who hate the school cafeteria pizza… paid them 25 cents if they let me have it. Back then, lunch cost 65 cents.

        Man, I miss those pizzas. We had it every other Friday. If someone opens a pizza place with school pizza, I’ll be very very happy. How do you even get the recipe for that?

        In response to matt_72 who said:

        There is a certain amount of charm to “school lunch” pizza. If you burn it in the toaster oven just right, it is fantastic. But not sure I would call it a good pizza.

      • matt_72 says:

        I think you missed my point, Elio’s is pretty darn close to school lunch pizza. It has the same shape, same crust & almost (but not quite) same taste as what they used to feed us. And if you over cooked just enough, the cheese burns just perfectly.

        At our school pizza day was every Friday, but starting in HS you could also get it a la carte daily. One of the advantages of going to a HS the size of the Hoboken school system was a la carte dining. Any time you wanted pizza instead of whatever crummy sandwich you made for yourself, you could go get a slice for 75c.

        In response to MidnightRacer who said:

        ha ha, you snuck an extra pizza home after school too? I had friends who hate the school cafeteria pizza… paid them 25 cents if they let me have it. Back then, lunch cost 65 cents.

        Man, I miss those pizzas. We had it every other Friday. If someone opens a pizza place with school pizza, I’ll be very very happy. How do you even get the recipe for that?

  16. whineanddineinhob says:

    Something pretty wrong here midtownauthentic. In the Carlo’s Bake shop thread you’re rather rah rah and happy for the tourist to see shops and buy here with no mention of how the cake might taste. Now with Benny’s you tell of greasy and spongy pizza and how you prefer frozen. You stated your a local businessman. What is it you sell–bullsh!t?

  17. Ms_Hoboken says:

    Just because this place has the “biggest slice in Hoboken” does not make it a pleasant place to eat, unless you’re drunk out of your mind and don’t care about their arrogance. This place has let the hype get to their heads. The staff is rude as FUCK and probably wouldn’t even smile if you paid them too. Yes, most are from Italy but then again, I have been to Italy several times and they too are arrogant and rude and customer service is very low on their list of priorities. Sure, if you’re blonde, tall and cute, they will whip you up a fake smile to try and get into your pants but that’s about it. Their pizza by the way is tasty but the fat/grease just drips right off it. Fattening as HELL. They can take their smug attitude and shove it up their Italian asses. I am 50% Italian (biological father was born and raised in Venice) so for me to say this, you need to know I mean it fiercely. Pffft.
    ps. They have some BALLS asking $4.50 for a SLICE of Pizza!

    • HomeTeam says:

      I think the Benny family is Armenian [quote comment=”215713″]Just because this place has the “biggest slice in Hoboken” does not make it a pleasant place to eat, unless you’re drunk out of your mind and don’t care about their arrogance. This place has let the hype get to their heads. The staff is rude as FUCK and probably wouldn’t even smile if you paid them too. Yes, most are from Italy but then again, I have been to Italy several times and they too are arrogant and rude and customer service is very low on their list of priorities. Sure, if you’re blonde, tall and cute, they will whip you up a fake smile to try and get into your pants but that’s about it. Their pizza by the way is tasty but the fat/grease just drips right off it. Fattening as HELL. They can take their smug attitude and shove it up their Italian asses. I am 50% Italian (biological father was born and raised in Venice) so for me to say this, you need to know I mean it fiercely. Pffft. ps. They have some BALLS asking $4.50 for a SLICE of Pizza![/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        Benny (Drishti) is from Albania and his mother is Italian.[quote comment=”215714″]I think the Benny family is Armenian[/quote]

    • yourbrainondrugs says:

      Havent been to this place in years. Last time I walked in it was a Saturday afternoon and everybody behind the counter was watching the Yankee game. After waiting 5 minutes for somebody to turn around I walked out. When they saw I was leaving they asked where I was going I told them Giorgio’s..[quote comment=”215713″]Just because this place has the “biggest slice in Hoboken” does not make it a pleasant place to eat, unless you’re drunk out of your mind and don’t care about their arrogance. This place has let the hype get to their heads. The staff is rude as FUCK and probably wouldn’t even smile if you paid them too. Yes, most are from Italy but then again, I have been to Italy several times and they too are arrogant and rude and customer service is very low on their list of priorities. Sure, if you’re blonde, tall and cute, they will whip you up a fake smile to try and get into your pants but that’s about it. Their pizza by the way is tasty but the fat/grease just drips right off it. Fattening as HELL. They can take their smug attitude and shove it up their Italian asses. I am 50% Italian (biological father was born and raised in Venice) so for me to say this, you need to know I mean it fiercely. Pffft.ps. They have some BALLS asking $4.50 for a SLICE of Pizza![/quote]

    • nbm3 says:

      I guess you have no problem recognizing Italians.

      The whole family and most of the workers are Albanians[quote comment=”215713″]Just because this place has the “biggest slice in Hoboken” does not make it a pleasant place to eat, unless you’re drunk out of your mind and don’t care about their arrogance. This place has let the hype get to their heads. The staff is rude as FUCK and probably wouldn’t even smile if you paid them too. Yes, most are from Italy but then again, I have been to Italy several times and they too are arrogant and rude and customer service is very low on their list of priorities. Sure, if you’re blonde, tall and cute, they will whip you up a fake smile to try and get into your pants but that’s about it. Their pizza by the way is tasty but the fat/grease just drips right off it. Fattening as HELL. They can take their smug attitude and shove it up their Italian asses. I am 50% Italian (biological father was born and raised in Venice) so for me to say this, you need to know I mean it fiercely. Pffft. ps. They have some BALLS asking $4.50 for a SLICE of Pizza![/quote]

  18. escaped68 says:

    Isn’t a albanian, a italian with a credit card??

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