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Madison Pizza Lab is Officially Open in Hoboken

by Diana Cooper
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After teasing its opening date on Instagram, Madison Pizza Lab — Hoboken’s newest pizzeria — has announced that it’s officially open. Located at 152 Newark Street, Madison Pizza took over Verizza Pizza’s former spot. The owner of Madison Bar and Grill, Dave Carney, moved into the space a few months ago and is now ready to unveil his latest venture to locals. The spot announced on Instagram on September 7th that it was officially open this week for walk-ins only — and that delivery + take-out would be coming soon. Read on to learn more about Hoboken’s newest pizza spot.

From Verizza to Madison Pizza Lab

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(Photo credit: Madison Pizza)

Verizza opened just last fall in October 2020. In June 2021, less than 10 months after opening, the owners — three friends who shared a similar passion for pizza — announced they would be closing Verizza.

The statement read: “As of yesterday, VERIZZA has shut its doors for good. Although our time in Hoboken has been short, we’ve had a blast and would like to thank all of our customers for your fantastic support. Expect to see something new on 152 Newark Street in the near future. If you have any outstanding credit or gift cards, please contact us by email before June 15th. CIAO E GRAZIE!!”

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In an Instagram post (note Verizza’s Instagram is now deactivated), the owners further explained that they “sold our operations to a different owner who will open a new concept over the summer.”

A few weeks later in June, Tap Into reported that Dave Carney, owner of The Madison Bar and Grill at 1316 Washington Street, would be taking over Verizza. He told the outlet, “I am going to do some decorating inside to make it warmer before reopening in September.”

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^A sneak peek at Madison Pizza’s decor

(Photo credit: Madison Pizza)


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Now, a year later, Madison Pizza Lab is finally open. The spot shared on Instagram on September 7th that it is currently serving walk-ins only — though delivery and take-out will also become available soon. The BYOB restaurant had previously told HG that it had worked hard on creating a “cute patio” outside.

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(Photo credit: Madison Pizza)

About the Menu

Carney gave a sneak peek of what the menu will consist of when he announced he’d be taking over ownership. He told TapInto, “My pies will be a cross between Neapolitan and Jersey-style—they’ll have that look but be crisp. I’m also going to do individual Sicilian pies—thick crust but super crisp.”

Carney continued, “Of course, I’ll be using all imported products including San Marzano tomatoes, and some Buffalo mozzarella. The sit-down menu will be tight—five or six appetizers, three entrees. We will cook everything in the Marra Forni pizza oven, and the focus will be on the pizza.”

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^ Madison Bar & Grill’s penne vodka pizza

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Carney hinted at one specialty dessert that will be on the soon-to-launch menu. He said, “We will have a SMORE gelato, made only for us by a gelato maker in NYC.” The treat will feature “layered graham cracker, toasted marshmallow, and dark chocolate.”

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Teasing its Opening

While Madison Pizza geared up for its grand opening, the team had been sharing with the community what’s to come on the restaurant’s social media pages. On Instagram, the design of the cutting boards was revealed (see below), showing the name “Madison Pizza” engraved on it. The profile’s bio reads, “Your pizza may not always be the same, but you can rest assure it will always be good.”

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(Photo credit: Madison Pizza)

On its Facebook page, followers could view a picture of the brick oven that would be used, as well as the restaurant’s official logo.

Madison Pizza Lab had previously hinted about news surrounding the opening on June 13th, 2022.


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Stay tuned for Madison’s Pizza’s website, which will be launching soon. In the meantime, follow its Instagram, found here, and Facebook found here to learn more about when delivery and take-out will become available.

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