Conte’s Pizza in Princeton, NJ Named One of Best in the U.S.
One of my all time favorite pizza places is getting the attention it deserves.
The Daily Meal is reporting that Conte's Pizza, on Witherspoon Street, in Princeton has been named one of the country's greatest old-school pizzerias. Amen.
Where do I even begin? My mouth is watering just thinking about Conte's pizza. The crust is perfectly thin and crispy. The pepperoni (I call them little pepperoni cups) is the most delicious I've ever had.
The iceberg salad is simple and the best, with a big tomato wedge, and served in wooden bowls like my grandmother had. I have iceberg lettuce at home that doesn't taste nearly as good as theirs. It's so good...and they have the best Russian salad dressing.
It's the same, familiar pizza place I've been going to my whole life. Same pics on the walls, same table and chairs. It's traditional, and I absolutely love it, and its history.
The article tells the story:
"The Conte family decided to turn the ground floor of their family home into a bar and restaurant in 1950, and since then Conte's has become a Princeton destination; a great old-school bar that also happens to serve some of New Jersey’s best pizza, thin-crusted and bubbly. The restaurant hasn’t changed much since then; even the tables are the same. It’s a simple, no-frills space, but if you visit during peak times, be prepared to wait well over an hour for a table."
It's worth the wait. It's that good. Trust me.
Papa's Tomato Pies in Robbinsville also made the list. Well deserved. Papa's is fabulous as well. Make sure to stop by and check it out if you like thin crust like I do.
To check out the entire list, click here. You're going to want to take a road trip.
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