All this talk about National Pizza Day got our team talking about our own favorites. Here are a few*! (Are you hungry yet?)
Our family’s favorite pizza comes from Chimney Rock Inn. While they have two locations, one in Bound Brook and one in Gillette, we always do a take out at the Gillette restaurant because they actually have a drive-up window for pick-ups. We like the crispy light thin crust. Our favorites are their Margherita pie and their Mediterranean pie with pesto sauce, roasted garlic, Kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, red onions, mozzarella and feta. — Marina Kennedy
Pezzo Pizza. Best gluten-free pizza I’ve ever had and their regular pizzas are delicious as well. It’s the only place I’ve gone for pizza in my neck of the woods for the past year. — Jennifer Miller
MOD Pizza on Route 73. Creative flavors and an incredibly friendly and upbeat staff. I went there during the first week that they were open because they were giving away free pizzas, and I have returned a number of times since. — Beth Christian
I’m still in mourning over the closure of my childhood fave, Scotto’s, in Clifton. After 40 years in business, and the best pizza in the area (shut up, Ralph’s fans!), it will live on in many hearts as the classic Jersey pie. My family’s go-to local fave now is Portofino’s in Morristown. It’s more a sit-down restaurant than a pizza place, and they don’t deliver, so it’s a little less well known than some of its competitors in the area. We discovered it when we first moved to town, as it’s perfectly situated right around the corner from our house (score!). We tried others in town but kept coming back to Portofino’s. Their crust is crisp and nicely chewy with aromatic red sauce and the perfect amount of cheese. Paired with a house Caesar it makes an easy, perfect dinner. In a town with several decent pizza options, Portofino’s is a standout. — Deanna Quinones
My favorite pizza place in NJ for traditional pizza is Kinchley’s. We’ve been going there for probably 25 years! A friend introduced us to their super-thin crust and we’ve been fans ever since. — Terry Krongold
…And a few more!
Berlin, Cherry Hill, and Woodbury: King of Pizza
Little Falls: Aquila Pizza Al Forno
Jersey City: Razza and Villa Borghese III (VB3)
Morristown: Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza
Wanaque: Tree Tavern
*This is not a comprehensive list. Just a few of our favorites!