Princeton old-school Italian?
May 23, 2008 12:01 AM   Subscribe

Princeton, NJ area mefites: What would you recommend for the best independent red-sauce Italian/pizza place?
posted by brujita to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For starters, you couldn't go wrong with Old World on Nassau St. Their pies are traditional Italian, thin, and best eaten fresh.

You might want to read this guy, who has an amusing (if a bit dated) take on the local eating scene.
posted by pammo at 3:06 AM on May 23, 2008

I really like Magma Pizza. Its on the Lawrenceville side of Princeton by the mall.
posted by Slenny at 4:10 AM on May 23, 2008

Seconding Old World. Their pizza is fantastic.
posted by oaf at 5:34 AM on May 23, 2008

If you're willing to drive a bit, go to De Lorenzo's in Trenton. Make sure you go to the Hudson Street one and either call ahead or get there 30 minutes before they open. There's almost no seating, no restrooms, and no place to wait out of the weather. Also, if you don't order before 5 on a Friday, forget about it because they've sold out by then. But, the pie is unsurpassed.
posted by qldaddy at 6:34 AM on May 23, 2008

Old World in Princeton, or as qldaddy says come down to T'town!
posted by ob at 7:57 AM on May 23, 2008

De Lorenzo's. Worth the drive & wait.
posted by dreaming in stereo at 8:05 AM on May 23, 2008

Old World is terrific (best pizza in Princeton) but not a sit-down kind of place. If you're looking for a restaurant, try Conte's near the hospital, or Theresa's (if it's still open) in Palmer square.
posted by maxreax at 11:41 AM on May 23, 2008

Pizza Star in the Shopping Center is also top-notch (and they have a large non-pizza menu) but its not very homey.
posted by maxreax at 11:41 AM on May 23, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the input! Plans have been canceled, but I'll keep these in mind for next time.
posted by brujita at 11:44 AM on May 25, 2008

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