Cranbury, NJ 08512
- Cost: $
- Alcohol: BYO
- Parking: Street
- Take Out: Yes
August 23, 2010
A couple of Brooklyn ex-pats recommended this place as the best pizza they’ve found in the greater Princeton area. Cranbury, one of New Jersey’s oldest towns, is on the extreme southern edge of Middlesex County, east of Princeton and just north of Hightstown. Cranbury Pizza is a small storefront with indoor and outdoor seating on Main Street in the historic nineteenth century village center.
The New Jersey-style brick oven pizza is excellent. The crust passes the fold and hold test with flying colors. It’s not thin-crust and not too thick. Nice chewiness around the edge with good flavor. Like the charming town, Cranbury Pizza’s brick oven looks pretty old, always a good sign since much of a crust’s flavor comes from the oven. The plain cheese pie has a nice sauce to cheese balance. The tomato sauce, on the salty side, reminds me of DeLucia’s. This pizza is definitely worth a visit.
The menu includes calzones, sausage rolls, cold and hot sandwiches (Italian Hot Dog!), pasta and other Italian dishes. One complaint: Pineapple shouldn’t be on any pizza toppings menu in the great Garden State.