Buon Appetito – Jersey City
If any of you have used Delivery.com – you’re most likely on the mailing list when new restaurants are added to the delivery area.
Being the curious guy that I am – I’m going to experiment with as many delivery.com restaurants outside of Hoboken as I can.
That will primarily include pizza places at first (pizza is God’s gift to us) – and will be part of a new series called:
Delivery.com Adventures: Buon Appetito
So one of the latest emails compelled me to search around – and see what other pizza options I had. After flip-flopping a bit – I chose Buon Appetito (MENU).
Buon Appetitio is located at 345 Grove Street in Jersey City, and I was a bit concerned about delivery time. But since I ordered lunch during a weekday – I felt the experiment wouldn’t be a complete disaster due to lack of traffic congestion near the Holland Tunnel.
What did I order?
I wanted to choose something that most Hoboken pizza places didn’t have on their menu. The first thing that stood out was the multi-cheese pizzas. Four Cheese and Five Cheese. I picked the five cheese version (medium), because I was curious what swiss cheese would taste like on a pie! And since they required a minimum $20 purchase – I also added a really basic chicken cutlet sandwich to round out the order.
Let the adventure begin…
How long did it take?
I clicked “submit” on the webpage – and the food arrived in exactly 45 minutes. The driver was a bit stunned because I opened the door before he rung the bell (I am on lookout at all times, because Oscar – the 411 mascot – goes “bark-listic” when the bell rings).
Anyway – I pay the guy – and interestingly, he asks me “What is with you Hoboken people – we get SO MANY deliveries here! Is the pizza in town no good?” and I became optimistic that there’s something good about the food! He did add that it’s a pain to deliver in Hoboken during busier hours – but has no issues with weekday lunch runs (no not those runs).
Verdict: Buon Appetito wins another shot
For starters – the food was reasonably priced. That is key, especially in today’s economic climate. The food – while purely an experiment – was surprisingly good. I happened to enjoy the pie, the consistency of the crust, and amount of toppings. Good bang for the buck. Will I order swiss cheese again? Probably not – it doesn’t melt right or belong on pizza. The chicken sandwich was basic – nothing to rave about – but at the same time not awful.
I’ll try them again with something standard such as a pepperoni pie – and see how that compares to Hoboken pizzerias.
Has anyone tried Buon Appetito yet?