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“What’s the name of the pizza place we like again?” It always starts the same. Why can’t I remember the name of this pizza place? You could tell me a hundred times and I’d still have to ask. But that’s okay because my husband always knows which pizza place I’m asking about – it’s one of the only pizza places we’ll go to anymore.

I’m of the opinion that there are two kinds of pizzas in this world… traditional pizza (think Conte’s in Princeton) and gourmet pizza. This place falls in the latter category. Wood-fired with fresh vegetables, thinly sliced meats and fresh mozzarella, this Neapolitan style pizza is very similar to Nomad Pizza (where head guy Chris Bryan apprenticed). You don’t have to pick favorites between all of these places, I know I don’t… you just have to be able to walk in and score a table! Because the one thing all of these places have in common: no reservations.

Lardo: A type of salumi made by curing strips of fatback with rosemary and other herbs and spices.

Sure, carbonara pizza has been done before. And you’ll always find a mushroom pizza somewhere on the menu, but where Liberty Hall hits the nail on the head is the seasoning. You should NEVER have to put additional salt on a pizza (or any food, for that matter), and you won’t have to. And sweet red sauce? No thank you. Their red sauce is the way it should be! And if you’re really feeling adventurous, then go with the Lardo pie: Lardo, mozzarella di buffalo, sliced prosciutto, chopped rosemary, fresh garlic, Sicilian sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, parmigiano reggiano.

Since Liberty Hall Pizza opened in 2014, we have been a handful of times and have taken our friends with us every time. The space, which looks like it was an old garage/workshop, opens up in the spring and summer to dine al freso. And don’t forget to try the nutella dessert pizza, it’s heavenly. So sure, maybe I’ll never be able to remember what the place is called, but that’s okay because when I say I want to go to the place with the good pizza, everyone knows which place I’m talking about.

  • Must Try: Carbonara, Lardo and Calabrese Salami Pizza  
  • BYOB
  • Fun family friendly vibe  
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