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Tomato Jake's Pizzeria


8202 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 572-7722
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Photo of Rechette Graney Rechette Graney
Nov 10, 2021 5

Great place to eat in or takeout pizza and casual Italian food. Would recommend

Photo of Kiley Culotta Kiley Culotta
Sep 22, 2021 5

The pizza here is spectacular! Best pizza (by the slice) in town. Great food and very friendly staff.

Photo of jeffrey albury jeffrey albury
Mar 27, 2022 4

I took my beautiful wife to this place for lunch and it was delicious. She had the porky calzone and I had the stakeout sub and a size of pepperoni pizza. Very good food and great pricess.

Photo of Mark Hicks Mark Hicks
Mar 3, 2022 5

Love it here. ...fresh food. All local ingredients. Great prices ...lots of food ..clean. ..excellent score from health department. . .

Photo of Doomie Grunt Doomie Grunt
Feb 26, 2022 4

Good solid pizza. Enjoyable after a long day. Very week garlic knots, though. So little flavor & so dry you may as well call em bread knots.

Photo of Dawn Cates Dawn Cates
Dec 8, 2020 5

Great food, last time we went we got the XL pizza with Large salad for around $24- pizza was great but salad really only can feed 2! But again great tasting pizza!

Photo of Katina Pressley Katina Pressley
Dec 5, 2020 5

Great food! (Roasted veggie pizza slice & honey garlic wings) Really good sweet tea! Excellent service! New favorite place.

Photo of Spencer Wise Spencer Wise
Oct 20, 2020 5

Great pizza at reasonable prices. Especially fun on Wednesday which is trivia night.

Photo of Tiffanie Jones Tiffanie Jones
Oct 28, 2020 5

Update: I am very satisfied with such prompt and professional response from the owner. They have definitely showed their appreciation for customers concerns It’s very frustrating that every time my husband goes to pick up an online GrubHub order that he is questioned if the order has been paid for. It is impossible to order online using grubhub pickup without paying first. It doesn’t help that he’s never greeted by staff either.

Photo of No No No No
Jul 10, 2020 5

Pizza is huge and tasty! The owner is soooo nice and has excellent customer service which is hard to find these days. He goes out of his way to be kind and help surrounding businesses and is very thoughtful. Passport Health staff thoroughly enjoyed his act of kindness in bringing us lunch during a time where we are swamped and needed some yummy lunch! Thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated! S

Photo of sgoode004 sgoode004
Sep 19, 2020 3

Food is great but if I have to be brutally honest... the staff was slack wearing their masks over their noses.

Photo of Logan Swisher Logan Swisher
Sep 12, 2020 5

Food and service were both excellent. They did a great job of table spacing to allow everyone the room to socially distance.

Photo of Lorgy Harry Lorgy Harry
Sep 7, 2020 5

Great place to spend time with the family!!

Photo of Michael Alger Michael Alger
Aug 3, 2020 5

Great quick easy place for lunch or dinner! I love places that do slices as my wife and kids are boring cheese eaters where I love me some toppings! I am a big 'ol Vermont boy that is a true carnivore but with that said the roasted veggie is my go do every time, do yourself a favor and give it a try!

Photo of Melissa Wagers Melissa Wagers
Jul 10, 2020 5

Tomato Jake's is the best pizza! I've eaten pizza all over the US and in other countries and this is one of my favorite places. Glen, the owner knows what he is doing! Can't wait to have it again!!!!

Photo of No No No No
Jul 10, 2020 5

Pizza is huge and tasty! The owner is soooo nice and has excellent customer service which is hard to find these days. He goes out of his way to be kind and help surrounding businesses and is very thoughtful. Passport Health staff thoroughly enjoyed his act of kindness in bringing us lunch during a time where we are swamped and needed some yummy lunch! Thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated! S

Photo of Ken Smith Ken Smith
Jul 8, 2020 5

Best pizza in Durham - Period!! Real Italian crust and all fresh toppings including homemade sausage and bison meat pepperoni. My fave is Black Cadillac. Mafia Meats is my wife's favorite. Because we lived in Italy, we know what pizza should taste like. And, yes Virginia, pizza IS Italian and not an American invention. I enjoy NYC pizza and on occasion even Chicago deep dish. But there is nothing like la vera cosa italiana. The closest you can come to that is Tomato Jake's.

Photo of Starry McCallister Starry McCallister
Jul 8, 2020 5

Easily the best pizza place in this area. The food is fresh and delicious. The design of the restaurant looks classy yet cool as hell, even in the bathrooms. There's arcade games that you can play while you wait for your food to cook. There's a modern touch screen coke fountain that has all the various flavor options. All of the staff were kind and courteous, and the owner actually came to our table to check up on us - easily the coolest restaurant owner I've talked to. I can tell he's put his soul into this place. Please show your support to this local business! My first time here impressed me & I'm definitely coming back.

Photo of Ashley Sickles Ashley Sickles
Jun 8, 2020 5

Stopped by for a pie while visiting family and waiting for the chiropractor. Fantastic customer service but even more amazing pizza 🍕! If in the area definitely worth checking out.

Photo of Morgan Hayes Morgan Hayes
Apr 25, 2020 5

I absolutely love Tomato Jakes! I love the fresh variety of toppings that they have. The food is always good ! I pretty much go here every Friday. I went in last night to pick up my pizza and it was concerning that the staff at the register taking the orders did not have on masks nor were there shields at the register to maintain social distancing. I am hoping that proper precautions will be taken to protect the staff and customers during this pandemic.

Photo of Tiffany Henrikson Tiffany Henrikson
Apr 24, 2020 5

A family favorite in our house! All my kids choose Tomato Jake’s when asked where they want to get pizza from. We love the Whitey’s White pizza. It is AMAZING! Love that you can buy pizza by the slice if you want, or a whole pizza. Glenn, the owner is very friendly and supports the community. He was very warm and welcoming when we asked to set up to sell Girl Scout cookies for my daughter’s Troop!

Photo of Shear and Comb Shear and Comb
May 20, 2019 5

Tomato Jake's is like an institution this spot has been here for ever I struggle to try to recall a time when tomato Jake's was not the main thing to do on this side of 40 many businesses have close down and many have opeedn up but what remains is that tomatoes Jake's is still hear they have great customer service like if the food aint ready right away maybe they will just give you a quick free drink for your trouble they have the cool Coke machine so that you can get the different sodas you like they have plenty of pizza seasoning toppings so you can put as much on as you want catering good for kids great parking

Photo of David Jasany David Jasany
Feb 23, 2020 5

We're new to the area and had lunch at Tomato Jake's Pizzeria for the first time. We had pizza and it was very bland and under cooked. The cheese was not fully melted and we could still see individual pieces of cheese on the entire pizza. We didn't complain because we just thought that's how pizza was made here. But after reading the reviews maybe this was an unusual situation. We liked the atmosphere and it was busy but we're unlikely to return. Update 2/23/20: The owner was kind enough to send us certificates to give Tomato Jake's another try. We visited yesterday and had a great experience. The pizza was delicious and cooked just right. We also added a few more to toppings this time for added flavor. Thanks again and we'll be back!

Photo of Pzcroc Pzcroc
Feb 16, 2020 5

Love this place. Good pizza, great chicken tenders, and beer. The kids tear it up whenever we go. What more do you need??? Quickly becoming our weekend spot. Went there yesterday for lunch and may go for dinner today.

Photo of Ted Queen Ted Queen
Dec 29, 2019 4

Yummy pizza, great portion size. Was a little hard to find a clean table, otherwise 5 stars!

Photo of Carlos Feaster Carlos Feaster
Nov 30, 2019 5

My go-to spot for a steak sandwich, football, and good iced tea. The chubby clubby and the brownie are also faves of mine.

Photo of Kelly Haynes Kelly Haynes
Nov 27, 2019 5

The pizza is PHENOMENAL!!! The owner and workers were friendly and accomodating!! We will DEFINITELY visit again.

Photo of Jason Rivera Jason Rivera
Oct 24, 2019 5

Liberty Hound was my 2019 Restaurant Week pick of the week. It is tradition for me to always make sure I get to at least one restaurant though I happily visit more if I am able. I had a decent level of expectation knowing how popular this place is, especially with it being right in the heart of Canalside. It is always overflowing with happy commotion on summer nights with patio dining on the water and live music sometimes either hosted here or nearby.

Photo of Samuel Hebda Samuel Hebda
Jul 22, 2019 4

Great retro new old atmosphere and incredibly tasty vegan pizza!! I used a $13 Groupon to get a $20 pizza and it was definitely the best vegan pizza I've ever tried. They use rice and potato to make the crust and it was delicious!! Highly recommend especially if you can't have normal Pizza!

Photo of Allen Wyde Allen Wyde
Sep 4, 2019 5

Food is excellent! Best steak and cheese sandwich in the Triangle! Staff is always friendly. Highly recommend.

Photo of Connor Steed Connor Steed
Sep 20, 2019 3

Been ordering here for 15 years. Every other time it’s been great but my recent experience was anything but. Ordered “regular” sized cheese pizza (sizes listed on website), garlic knuckles, and a pasta salad. Was delivered a wrong sized cold pizza, undercooked garlic knuckles, and the oil from the pasta salad was leaking out of the container and bag. Called and was only offered coupons in the mail. A little bit disappointing seeing as my family has been ordering here for 15 years. Regardless, Tomato Jakes is still a pretty good place.

Photo of Louis Pinault Louis Pinault
Sep 21, 2019 3

Probably the most bland pizza we've ever had. Not inedible but not memorable. It's a cute atmosphere, fun for the kids. But not for us. Staff is friendly. Although they forgot the paper for the tray. I'd suggest it's a decent place for families looking for easy and something their kids will finish. Free parking. It's mostly all self serve.

Photo of Stacy Cross Stacy Cross
Jul 5, 2019 5

Pizza was absolutely delicious! Good service, clean restaurant, good prices, great choices for kids. Love that they use local ingredients and give leftover to the community shelters. Great place!

Photo of Daniel Englebretson Daniel Englebretson
Feb 3, 2019 5

I have been here several times now. In my experience, don't order the single slices when your party could put down the whole pizza. And, if you order the single slices, the ones with less meat tend to heat better. But no complaints from me. Easy, chill pizza place with some beer options and a kid friendly environment. The pizza is the best in the area for large sharable NY style pies.

Photo of Jim Elliott Jim Elliott
May 7, 2019 4

Pizza was great, house made sausage was very good. Young lady working the counter wasn't very helpful when we were trying to work through the menu options and specials. Food came out in reasonable amount of time. I'll go again for sure

Photo of christopher romero christopher romero
May 18, 2019 5

I enjoy their garlic wings on Thursdays, Wing Night. They dont taste like freezer burnt wings as you may experience at the other stores. My kids enjoy the pizza and the place is very kid friendly with a few games in the back.

Photo of Heather Jones Heather Jones
May 26, 2019 5

Tomato Jake's is our absolute favorite pizza place. The different specialty pizzas are really good and different. Their crust is always perfect and they are always really friendly. We live in Cary and pass a lot of pizza places just to go to Tomato Jake's.

Photo of Jenny Somerville Jenny Somerville
Apr 12, 2019 4

Good pizza! Nice 2 slice lunch special. They have more than pizza but I haven't tried anything. Pinball machine inside and TVs. Fun place to go eat or take out. They deliver 8 mile radius

Photo of Brittany Ryan Brittany Ryan
Apr 23, 2022 5

This place is awesome! Not only was the service beyond 5 stars, the food was delicious. Very friendly staff and fresh made food. Will definitely be going back! I ordered the steak out with only meat, cheese, banana peppers and mushrooms! Very flavorful and the bread was just toasty enough!

Photo of Lori Zeh Lori Zeh
Sep 16, 2021 4

Some of the best NY style pizza around the area. Fast service. Prices are a bit on the higher side. They offer specials. A go to spot.

Photo of Melissa C. Melissa C.
Jun 2, 2022 4

I had their hot wings here and I was pleasantly surprised. The wings were saucy and perfectly fried, I will definitely be coming back. I noticed they had gluten-free options and love that they’re food-inclusive.

Photo of Edward Crane The 1st Edward Crane The 1st
Nov 13, 2021 4

Good slice of cheese pizza to go. I ate it at my Maternal Grandmother's home.

Photo of William Ream William Ream
Jul 3, 2022 5

Not that busy, but great food. They have bacon, cheese fries that are delicious. The pizza is good as well. I enjoyed the pinball machine and the food. Worth the trip

Photo of Nikki Kancey Nikki Kancey
Jul 10, 2022 3

Pizza was great. Greek salad wasn't very fresh, the lettuce tasted a bit gritty😌. My daughter ordered chicken Alfredo however she said the chicken seemed to be canned chicken 👀👀. Finally the mozzarella sticks breading was a little different texture than what we're used to. All in all, will probably just stick to the pizza.

Photo of Mez Ayrapetyan Mez Ayrapetyan
Jul 9, 2022 5

Awesome pizza. They pile on the giant pepperonis like champs over here. Can’t wait to try out their other food.

Photo of alex douglas alex douglas
Jul 16, 2022 5

Great pizza here. Has potential to become one of my favorite spots. First time I ordered through Slice and the order wasn't ready for over an hour. However the manager basically made my next meal free to make up for it. The food was great, but I was a little upset because of the wait time. I did decide to give them another chance, because of them making it right. The next time I came in, the food was excellent again, and the service was great. I will be returning again soon with my family.

Photo of Robyn Sipe Robyn Sipe
Feb 23, 2022 5

We participated in the 2nd Chef’s Table dinner at Tomato Jake’s last night and it was a fabulous experience! The food was amazing and all homemade by the owner and host extraordinaire, Glen Gordon. 4 courses: 1.gorgeous/delicious charcuterie board, 2.tomato/mozzarella caprese salad, 3.lemon/parmesan chicken with vegetables, and 4.tiramisu with strawberries & whipped cream! Every bite was incredible & perfectly paired with a different wine for each course. Highly recommend signing up for the next one! You pick the cuisine, Glen picks the menu. Great fun for a few couples, girls night out, or just a night out!