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  • The Best Hoboken Pizza Spots {According to Your Cravings}

    Warning: This post will make you hungry {and quite possibly ruin your diet, too!}. 

    But whatever, it’s a snow day.

    If there’s one thing Hoboken residents take very seriously, it’s our pizza, and as a result there’s no shortage of spots to grab a slice in the Mile Square. So in honor of National Pizza Day today, we’ve singled out seven of the very best pizza spots in town {sorted by your cravings/scenario}, below:

    For Gluten-Free, Coal-Fired Pizza: Grimaldi’s: {411 Washington Street}

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    Gluten-free girls and guys rejoice! Next time you’re out with your besties craving a slice, head over to Grimaldi’s for a total crowd-pleaser. Not only are their regular pizzas rave-worthy, but their gluten-free options are the best around — barely tasting any different from the real thing {Editor’s Note: PROMISE}. You can even order a personal pie and customize your toppings! 

    For Late-Night Pizza Cravings: Tony Boloney’s {263 1st Street}

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    Open ‘til 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights {and 2am on Thirsty Thursdays!} and with pretty much the most expansive {and unique} pizza menu ever {chicken and waffles? Mac-n-cheese with chipotle? Chili and Fritos? Pumpkin ricotta?! Seriously, all real slices at Tony B’s}, it’s safe to say that Tony Boloney’s is the quintessential late-night spot for a reason.

    For a First-Date Pizza Spot: Johnny Pepperoni {219 11th St, Hoboken}

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    Red and white checkered placemats, great food, and a BYOB policy create a casual-yet-cute, no-pressure atmosphere for a first date. If you’re not a pizza purist, we recommend trying the chicken parm pie or, well, anything with pepperoni! Seriously, you won’t regret it.

    For a Romantic Pizza Dinner Vibe: San Giuseppe’s {1320 Adams Street}

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    Head uptown to San Giuseppe for gourmet coal-fired pizzas {plus delicious entrees and pasta dishes} in an elegant environment. The tables are candle-lit and the restaurant is BYOB, so you can enjoy your favorite wine together. Plus, they’ll even make heart-shaped pizza upon request {can you say date-night #goals}. For the sweetest end to your evening, share one of three Dolce Pizzes: The Baci {Nutella and fragole sprinkled with confectionary sugar}, the La Dolce Vita {caramelized apples, crumbs, candied walnuts, drizzled with vanilla icing} or the Romeo and Juliet {sweet amaretto ricotta, Fabbri amarena cherries, toasted chopped pistachio nuts and dark chocolate shavings}. Oh, and to top it all off, there’s free parking in front of the restaurant. Literally a date-night dream come true — even for out-of-towners.

     

    For a Family-Friendly Locale to Eat-in or Take-Out: Napoli’s {1118 Washington Street}

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    Known for their amazing pies and awesome dine-in atmosphere, it should be no surprise that their delivery is a stand-out too! Free delivery within Hoboken, available on Seamless, arrives on time and solid, dependable pizzas. Need we say more? Protip: This place gets crazy on weekends {a testament to its food considering how many pizza places people can choose from}, so order early if you don’t want to wait over an hour for your pie!

     

    For the Biggest Pizza Slice in New Jersey: Benny Tudinos {622 Washington Street}

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    Trust us, you’re gonna need two plates here. “Home of the Largest Slice,” this iconic Hoboken pizza shop has been serving up super-sized pizzas for nearly 50 years, and it never disappoints. Oh, and since your slice is going to be about the size of a small baby, we suggest cutting your usual order in half {so one slice, maaaaybe two will do you major justice}. Or don’t listen, and enjoy some delicious cheesy left-overs! PS: They’re cash only, so come prepared — and hungry!

    See More: 5 Hoboken Dogs That are Smaller Than a Slice of Benny Tudino’s

     

    For a  Pizza Pie with a View: Blue Eyes Cafe {525 Sinatra Drive}

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    Incredible pizza, incredible view. What more could you ask for? This Sinatra-themed Italian restaurant on the waterfront offers an extensive pasta menu as well as some to-die-for pie options. Dining with a friend or two? Try the tri-pizza {above!}. Split three ways, you can satisfy everyone’s craving, or get a taste of each topping.

    For Delicious Sicilian Delivery: Delfino’s {500 Jefferson Street}

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    While there are many a pizza pies to order for delivery, Delfino’s is a delicious spot to order a full cheese pie or Siclian for delivery. It’s flavorful, cheesy {sounds trivial, but really — some pizza spots skimp on the cheese}, and downright delishhhh. If you’re dining in, they also offer BYO, so you can have a little vino while you dine. Tip: try the pasta fagioli soup while you’re at it — it’s amazing!

     

    And just like that, we’ve come to the end of our pizza round-up {but assuming you’re drooling}, we beg to ask the question — which is your favorite pizza spot in Hoboken [and why]? Leave a comment below!

     


    Written by:

    A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).


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