Finally made it to this restaurant which is about 5 blocks from my condo. I had no idea it existed until a fellow CHer hipped me to it. I'm not one to do a "dish-by-dish" replay of what I ate, so I won't. But I will say...wow. This place is special (and especially so amid the dreck that is the Hoboken restaurant scene these days). We got to speaking with one of the partners in the business who is very passionate about the food and it shows in the fresh, locally sourced ingredients and simple preparations.
My partner had the Diavola pizza with mozzarella, tomato, red pepper and a Calabrian salami. Nice and spicy and delicious. I had the pizza special of the day which had young, very fresh spinach and a whole egg baked in the center of it. I am a sucker for a baked egg on pizza and this one was exceptional. Both pizzas had a nice tender but chewy crust with just the right amount of salt to it. The wood burning oven Dozzino uses puts a nice char on the crust, which is something I love about Neopolitan-style pizza.
There are times when you sit down at a restaurant, look around and get a good vibe for a place. Then you start to see the food coming out of the kitchen and just the look of it underlines that good vibe. Finally the food you ordered comes and everything you suspected is proven true. THAT is the kind of experience we had at Dozzino.
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