Guest Review: Marisa’s Pizza

7/7/2009:

Hoboken411 reader “JJ” is becoming a bit of a regular contributor these days! (who’s reviewed Zylo Steakhouse and Club KO already!) – Today he rings up a fresh perspective on Marisa’s Pizza in Hoboken!

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JJ Likes Marisa’a Pizza!

I stopped in to brand-new Marisa’s Pizza (100 Hudson Street – where Quiznos used to be) with the intention of including them in another piece I’m working on for 411, but the place proved enjoyable enough for a feature all their own!

To be up-front with you guys, I know everyone has their favorite pizza joint in town; and in theory there’s already enough good pizza in Hoboken; however I’d rather see a family run place like this than a chain/franchise restaurant, or another useless bank or cell phone store. And it is family run; the owners are authentic Italian, and one of them is even born-and-raised if that matters.

Marisa’s is spotlessly clean and bright, and has the same basic set-up the old Quiznos did: tables on the left wall, some nice outdoor seating, and a large display case. Everything they had out looked mouth-watering, and everything was clearly labeled with price and exactly what it was so there was no guessing. After chatting up co-owners Dina and Ottavia, I ordered a chicken roll and a single slice.

The chicken roll ($6.95 menu price but “on sale” for $4.95) was absolutely delicious with nice soft dough, loads of cheese and stuffed with perfectly cooked, moist breaded chicken breast. I love chicken rolls but too often the chicken tastes dry to me, but not here; this was very fresh. It was accompanied by a cup of sauce that was too thin for my taste; I prefer sauce to be a bit chunkier and thicker for dipping(follow up note: I liked the chicken roll so much I went back the next day for another one, and this time the sauce was noticeably thicker). Then it was on to the pizza($2.75 plain slice). The sauce was fine here, and the pizza was just how I like it, lots of cheese, not too much sauce, on a thin crust that was just perfect–not too crisp, not too soggy.

Besides the pizza they offer a fairly extensive menu with the usual pasta and sandwiches but also some unexpected items like lobster ravioli and seafood rice balls.; there’s also some nice looking outsourced desserts. Everyone is very friendly and willing to stop and chat; stop in and give Marisa’s a try.

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(Marisa’s Pizza Guest Review – Continued…)

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Have any of you tried Marisa’s Pizza yet? What do you think?

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17 Comments on "Guest Review: Marisa’s Pizza"


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Hoboken007
6 years 7 months ago

I’ve been several times since they have opened, only had the pizza but it was very good and the staff was very friendly – looked like they were all family. I’d recommend over the other pizza places within the two block radius (Imposto’s, Roma, soon to be Hoboken Pizza once they open back up)

I’d go to Roma if you like doughy slices, but I like them crispy, so I prefer Marisa’s….If you like drunk out of towners, go to Imposto’s.

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justaview
6 years 7 months ago

we need to have a best pie in town contest and see who gets the most votes or have every place in town send a pie to you so you can write your top choices before you have to go on a diet

Member
6 years 7 months ago

H411 has done this a million times. The problem is there is zero consistency in Hoboken so it’s so difficult to say who’s the best.

Depends which was the wind blows, the water quality for the day, and who they have on duty that day. No pride whatsoever…

In response to justaview who said:
we need to have a best pie in town contest and see who gets the most votes or have every place in town send a pie to you so you can write your top choices before you have to go on a diet

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justaview
6 years 7 months ago

I was trying to fatten Perry up with a boat load of pies but yes you are correct it’s hit and miss all over town. well heres to wishful thinking.cheers!

In response to potatochip who said:
H411 has done this a million times. The problem is there is zero consistency in Hoboken so it’s so difficult to say who’s the best.

Depends which was the wind blows, the water quality for the day, and who they have on duty that day. No pride whatsoever…

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hobokenj
6 years 7 months ago

Ate there yesterday had a pepperoni and a plain. Good pizza and can tell that its quality ingredients. Staff was super nice and friendly.

Member
6 years 7 months ago

impostos is a disgrace to the food industry and about as authentic italian as the olive garden. it’s dirty and it’s gross; what an embarrassment. if not for 23 year old wasted kids who would eat cardboard at 4am, the place wouldn’t exist.

Member
6 years 7 months ago

I think the best pie in Hoboken is the pie you make at home.

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