What's summer without a road trip? If you're a NYC-based pizza obsessive looking for an excuse to blow town and down some pies, here's our guide to some rental-car-worthy pizzerias — all within day-trippin' distance. Roster and map, after the jump. (All driving times are from Times Square and do not account for traffic.*)
Note/Update: This is neither a definitive nor exhaustive list, and I've deliberately skewed it more toward off-the-beaten-track/less obvious pizzerias. My thinking was to steer NYC pizza heads to places they may not have tried yet. So, yes, the totes obvo New Haven places are omitted. (See comments below.)
- Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza (~40 minutes): 639 South Broad Street, Elizabeth NJ 07202 (map); 908-354-1887; website
- Star Tavern (~40 minutes): 400 High Street, Orange NJ 07050 (map); 973-675-3336; startavern.net
- Pizzertteria Brunetti (~1 hour, 45 minutes): 103 Main Street, Westhampton Beach NY 11978 (map); 631-288-3003; pizzetteriabrunetti.com
- Colony Grill (~1 hour): 172 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford CT 06902 (map); 203-359-2184
- Roseland Apizza (~1 hour, 50 minutes): 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby CT 06418; 203-735-0494
- Reservoir Tavern (~45 minutes): 90 Parsippany Boulevard, Boonton NJ 07005 (map); take-out, 973-334-5708; call-ahead seating, 973-334-0421; therestavern.com
- Figs Wood-Fired Bistro (~1 hour, 45 minutes): 105 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, CT (map); 203.426.5503; figswoodfiredbistro.com
- Mario's Restaurant (~30 minutes): 710 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton NJ 07013; map); 973-777-1559
- Zuppardi's Apizza (~1 hour, 45 minutes): 179 Union Avenue, West Haven CT 06516; 203-934-1949
- Queen Margherita (~30 minutes): 246 Washington Avenue Nutley, NJ 07110 (map); 973-662-0007; queenmargherita.com
- La Sicilia (~35 minutes): 155 Washington Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109 (map); 973-751-5726
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* Yeah, I know, traffic is almost a given, but there's no way I could figure out every permutation. Just take into account the day and time of day you're leaving, obvs.
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