Owner of The Madison Opening ‘Madison Pizza Lab’ in Hoboken

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Madison Pizza Lab – Hoboken’s newest pizzeria will be opening soon. Located at 152 Newark Street, Madison Pizza took over Verizza Pizza’s former spot. The owner of Madison Bar and Grill, Dave Carney,  took over the space a few months ago and is now ready to unveil his latest venture to locals.

Timeline of Opening

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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)

Hoboken Girl has learned that Madison Pizza is now expected to open in late September or early October, with a grand opening date to be determined. The BYOB restaurant is working on setting up 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 Tap Into, “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

(Photo credit: @_madisonbarandgrill)

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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Stay Tuned

While Madison Pizza gears up for its grand opening, the team has been sharing with the community what’s to come on the restaurant’s social media pages. On Instagram, the design of the cutting boards is 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 can view a picture of the brick oven that will be used, as well as the restaurant’s official logo.

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 be in the know once Madison Pizza Lab officially opens.

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After landing her dream job as a reporter for In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly, Diana moved to The Heights in 2014 and has been living in Jersey City since then. Diana enjoys riding her bike at Lincoln Park and taking fitness classes in the downtown area in her free time. She loves binging reality TV shows, dining out and grabbing drinks with friends, and traveling to new places. Her work has led her to meet and interview celebrities as well as attend exclusive events and premieres in New York City. But at the end of the day, what she enjoys the most is cuddling up with her newly adopted kitten, Chloe.