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“An old fashion pizza joint...and much more !”

Oakland Pizzeria Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

In a region of Norther New Jersey resplendent with great pizza "joints", this place is truly special ! Sure, go there for excellent pizza, and you'll go back often just for that. But that choice would truly deprive you of the other great Italian food choices offered on their special and regular menus. From the Rigatoni ala Casa, to the Cavatelli with Broccoli, to the "regulars" like Penne with Pink Vodka Sauce and Chicken Parmagiana - everything is delicious. It's a must try experience...child friendly, casual, relaxed, a superb "locals know it" kind of place. That all being said, if you go (and I strongly encourage you to do so), don't look for lace tablecloths, a wait staff wearing starched-collar outfits with bow ties , or four different sizes of wine glasses on the table... They or even pictures of them just won't be there...thank goodness !

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Thank Tony T
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Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

I've been a frequent visitor there and needless to say, it's wonderfully different. All too often you find a really good pizza joint that fails to realize when to just be a pizza joint. They instantaneously think that they can add to their menu everything Italian ! In almost all of thoe cases - not only does the pizza suffer - but the rest of the added menu is purely mediocre. This place, thankfully, is the rare exception ! The ravioli, strombolis, manicotti, and other pasta selections are not only quite good, in some cases, better than the $21.95 ziti & meatball places you go to. You get what I mean. The place is wonderful for lunch or dinner - take out or eat in and is very child friendly... An amazing throw-back to an old fashioned pizza parlor that just happens to make very good alternative Italian choices as well.

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Very good food and excellent pizza. This is not your local, town, pizza place trying to be a restaurant. No -- this is a restaurant that makes excellent pizza. Not fine dining or gourmet Italian, but they execute very well. Good, standard Italian fare. Nothing earth shattering, but they offer very good food.

No frills but I would go for the food. If you live nearby, you are lucky because with pizza being so popular, this place is excellent -- excellent pizza.

I like the place and if I am nearby I'd look forward to going back.

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Thank cory r
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We were on the roadto Virginia when we got off the road to stop at the SUBWAY that was advertised. We couldn't find the SUBWAY but we did find Pizzeria hidden behind a building in a strip mall. This is not your typical pizzeria. This is a real Italian restaurant. Sit down service, excellent food, friendly service and other diners. Stop in if you get the chance, I will the next teim I travel that way!

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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Not a high end Italian restaurant but they make the best pizza and pasta in the area. Their meatballs and spagetti is the terrifc (hard to find a good meatball, even in NJ!). Very affordable.

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