San Giuseppe’s Pizza Reviewed
Hoboken’s San Giuseppe’s Coal Oven Pizza & Cucina a Winner!
The coal-fired pizza oven and dim lighting gave the place a lot of warmth right away, and we enjoyed a glass of our own wine (it’s BYOB) as we checked out the menu.
Appetizers: Great salads and unique wings
The most noticeable specialty is all their unique pizzas, which made sense given their name and incredible oven which is noticeable from the dining room. Secondly, there was a terrific selection of pastas and salads. We started out by sharing the coal-fired chicken wings topped with sweet caramelized Vidalia onions and a side of homemade focaccia bread. It was the first time we’d had wings cooked that way – and they were tangy and delicious! The basic tri-colored salad was busting with flavor for such a simple dish as well.
On to the entrees
For the main course, we had a simple Margherita pizza (which had a thin crust and just the right amount of mouth-watering sauce and cheese) and “Sugo Delle Nonna” which was perfectly-spiced meatballs and sausage with a bed of penne pasta underneath.
Those of you who have been reading about my low carb lifestyle might pick up on the fact that this was a “cheat day” for me – and having a fantastic Italian meal is well worth it, but I was very moderate – eating maybe 10 individual pasta pieces. I was going to order without the pasta, but decided it’d be more authentic to photograph the actual dish as it’s served.
My low-carb goal also kept me from trying the homemade Linzer Torte with homemade hazlenut crust right away, but we took it home later and I watched my more genetically blessed girlfriend indulge. It was reportedly out of this world! Our waitress said that the homemade dessert menu is very popular, and I’m sure all the selections go well with their incredible coffee and espresso. Before leaving, we also had the chance to talk with the really friendly and warm husband and wife owners, native Hobokenites who work hard and commute daily and nightly from their home in New York City.
I recommend you don’t let the winter pass without making your first trip to San Guiseppe Coal Fired Pizza and Cucina!