The HBO series The Sopranos is without a doubt one of the greatest fictional mafia shows in recent history. Since the show debuted in 1999, it has become a pop culture touchstone. Even if you never watched a single episode, you’re probably well-aquatinted with at least a few of the show’s most iconic moments. If you’re an avid fan who is eager to revisit some of The Sopranos most memorable scenes, a trip to North New Jersey to see some of the show’s featured locations is an absolute must.
Tony Soprano’s House
The first stop on your New Jersey Sopranos tour should definitely be Tony Soprano’s posh family home, which is located at 14 Aspen Drive in North Caldwell. Most of the interiors of the Soprano home were shot on a sound stage, but the exterior of the home is exactly as it appears in the show. The home is privately owned, so tours of the interior are currently off limits. Visitors are welcome to take photos of the outside of Tony Soprano’s home, at a distance. On occasion, the current owners of the home will step outside and strike a pose.
Address: 14 Aspen Dr, Caldwell, NJ 07006, USA
Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionary
Even if you never watched a single episode of The Sopranos, you probably heard about the show’s controversial ending that left many fans guessing about the fate of the Soprano family, The show’s final scene that left many viewers pulling their hair out and yelling at their TV was filmed at Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionary. Holsten’s serves wholesome, old-fashioned ice cream as well as savory treats, such as those notorious onion rings that Tony Soprano snacked on as the show came to an end. Die-hard fans can even sit in Tony Soprano’s favorite booth. If you’re a Sopranos fan, you know that only the bravest patrons sit with their backs facing the door at Holsten’s.
Address: 1063 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, USA
Pizzaland transformed from a sleepy yet beloved pizza shop to a world-famous pizza emporium virtually overnight once The Sopranos became popular. Pizzaland is featured in the show’s iconic opening scene, which features Tony Soprano driving from New York to his home in New Jersey. Pizzaland is famous for its thin crust pizzas with delectable toppings such as sliced steak, mozzarella cheese, and meatballs. A selfie in front of Pizzaland is an absolute must for every Soprano’s enthusiast. Pizzaland may look small and nondescript from the outside, but it was one of the most popular pizza parlors on Earth in the early days of the 21st century.
Address: 260 Belleville Turnpike, North Arlington, NJ 07031, USA
The Sopranos may have ended in 2007, but the recent prequel film The Many Saints of Newark has generated countless new fans of the Sopranoverse. If you’re new to The Sopranos, or a seasoned fan who waited patiently for every new episode to air in the days before streaming, a trip to New Jersey to experience some of the most prominent haunts of Tony Soprano and family should definately top your travel list. Before the dragons of Games of Thrones ruled HBO, Tony Soprano was undeniably king.