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A Guide to Pizza Spots in Nutley, Depending on the Vibe

by Christina Mastroeni
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If there’s one thing Nutley, NJ isn’t short of, it’s pizzerias. Whether diners are looking for something to grab and go for lunch, a casual place to pop in for a bite to eat, or something a little more upscale for a date night, Nutley has it covered. Keep reading for more information about pizzerias to visit in Nutley, New Jersey, depending on the vibe.

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Casual Pizzeria Spots

Bell Paese Pizzeria + Restaurant | 195 Franklin Avenue #5

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Bell Paese is a family-owned restaurant located on Nutley’s bustling Franklin Avenue. The establishment prides itself on having some of the best sauces around as ingredients are fresh and sauces are made in-house. Pizza pies come in small (14-inch) or large (16-inch). There is also an option for a personal pie. Try the Pan Pizza or the Stuffed Pizza with Meat or Vegetables.

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Nonno’s Pizzeria Deli + Catering | 671 Passaic Avenue


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Located on Passaic Avenue, Nonno’s is a casual spot that serves breakfast, lunch, + dinner. Pizzas come in three different sizes: personal pie (10-inch), large pie (16-inch), and giant pie (20-inch). Sicilian Pies all come in a 16-inch pie and options include Grandma Pie, Square Pie, + Round Sicilian Pie. Specialty Pies are available in small + large sizes and include options like Penne Vodka (penne vodka, mozzarella), Cheesesteak (with peppers, onions, + mozzarella), + Meat Lovers Pie (pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham).

Ralph’s Pizzeria + Italian Restaurant | 564 Franklin Avenue


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If looking for thin-crust pizza, look no further than Ralph’s Pizzeria + Italian Restaurant. Ralph’s has been a Nutley staple for over 60 years. Located on Franklin Avenue, this restaurant is BYOB and is open for lunch and dinner. Pizzas come in sizes small + large. There are also options for an extra thick crust pizza, a Sicilian square pie, + a whole wheat pizza. There are cauliflower + GF crusts available as well. Try one of the classic cheese pies with thin crust or one of Ralph’s specialty pies like the Buffalo Chicken Pie (topped with chicken tenders, hot buffalo sauce, + mozzarella).

Ritacco’s Pizzeria | 18 Washington Avenue


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Ritacco’s Pizzeria sits on the corner of Washington Avenue + Hancox Avenue. It serves brick oven pizza in a large 16-inch size pie. Specialty pies are available in sizes small + large. There is also a pizza-for-one option on the menu. A standard cheese pie is always a good choice. For those that like to get creative, try the Italian Hot Dog Pizza (fresh potatoes, peppers, onions + Thuman’s hot dogs) or the Bruschetta Pie (focaccia crust topped with chopped tomatoes, arugula, garlic, wet mozzarella, + red onions).

Date Night + Bar Scene Pizzerias

Emilio’s Wood Fire Pizza | 170 Chestnut Street


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Emilio’s Wood Fire Pizza began with the owner building an oven in their backyard. Since then Emilio’s has been serving Neapolitan-style pizza to the Nutley area. This cozy restaurant with warm lighting is a great place to share a pie and a great conversation. Options to try are the Broccoli Rabe + Sausage (mozzarella, broccoli rabe, sausage, pecorino prema), Prosciutto + Arugula (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, parmesan, + EVOO), + the Fra Diavolo (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, hot cherry peppers, + garlic). All pizzas can be made square upon request.

Luna Wood Fire Tavern | 223 Franklin Avenue

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Luna Wood Fire Tavern is located in downtown Nutley on Franklin Avenue. This family-owned + operated restaurant opened its doors in 2014, nearly a decade ago. Since opening, Luna prides itself on crafting wood fire pizza for patrons. The space has bar seating as well as tables and booths inside. Pizzas are made as 12-inch pies. Try ordering the Nico (pesto sauce with fresh mozzarella and crumbled sausage), or the Spicy Garlic Shrimp pie (with mozzarella in a buffalo garlic sauce).

Queen Margherita Trattoria | 246 Washington Avenue

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Queen Margherita sits near the corner of Washington Avenue + Grant Avenue. This restaurant has plenty of seating at tables inside paired with intimate lighting and has seatings available for lunch + dinner. The space is BYOB, so bring a favorite bottle to have with the Pizza Tartufata (mozzarella, dried porcini mushrooms, + truffle oil), or the Pizza Pancetta (tomato, mozzarella, and crumbled, smoked pancetta).



Grab + Go Pizzerias

Amore Pizza by Jack Calandra | 371 Centre Street


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Amore Pizza is located on Centre Street in Nutley, across from the Nutley Diner. The spot features a grab-and-go outdoor counter where patrons can take their favorite pizza concoctions to gatherings or just share on the couch at home. Pizza sizes vary from 12-inch, 14-inch, + 16-inch pies. Try the Sunday Gravy Pie (crispy with sausage + meatballs underneath the cheese) or the Vegan (crispy with eggplant, garlic, + basil, and no cheese).

Cucina 355 | 355 Franklin Avenue


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Cucina 355 is located near the corner of Franklin Avenue + Chestnut Street. While the restaurant gives date night vibes, its pizza menu exists on the takeout menu. Pizza sizes come in a 12-inch + an 18-inch pie. Some options to try are the Drunken Grandma Pie (vodka sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese), the Sassy Grandma Pie (vodka sauce, chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, and hot peppers), + the Cheesesteak Pizza (sliced steak, onions, American cheese, tomato sauce, and mozzarella). Gluten-free + Whole Wheat Cracker Pie options are also available.

Lori Tavola Calda | 80 Centre Street

Lori Tavola Calda is located near the corner of Centre Street + Myrtle Avenue. The space allows for grab-and-go style, as well as having a few tables inside for diners. Some options to try are the Quattro Gusti (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, artichokes, olives, and mushrooms), or the Campana (Mozzarella, mushrooms, and sausage).

Loue’s Place Pizza + Pasta | 185 High Street

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Loue’s Place Pizza + Pasta is located on the corner of High Street + Nutley’s Bloomfield Avenue. Pizza sizes come in a 10-inch personal pie or a 16-inch pie. Some options to try are the Bruschetta Pizza (topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and mozzarella cheese), Chicken Vodka Pizza, or the Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Bleu Cheese. Single slices are also available. There are a few tables to sit inside, and this space is BYOB, so bring a favorite bottle to pair with a favorite pie.

Mamma Mia’s Pizzeria | 307 Bloomfield Avenue

If looking for variety, Mamma Mia’s Pizzeria is the place to stop. With 35 different pies, there’s something for everyone. Mamma Mia’s is located on the corner of Nutley’s Bloomfield Avenue + Howard Place. Pizza sizes vary between 12-inch pies + 16-inch pies. Creative options to try are Eggplant Rollatini Pizza, Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza, Fried Calamari Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, + more.

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Rocky’s Pizzeria + Restaurant | 420 Franklin Avenue

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Rocky’s Pizzeria is located on Franklin Avenue across from the Nutley ShopRite. Rocky’s opened its doors in 1975 and has been serving pizza to the greater Nutley area since. Classic pizza options include regular cheese, extra cheese, Sicilian, + pepperoni. Specialty pies include options like Taco Pizza (seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions), + Cheesesteak Pizza (with yellow American cheese and mozzarella). The website also encourages diners to try its Nutella Pizza.

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