“Did you try it yet? It’s soooo good.”
That’s what I heard as I pulled out of the parking lot of Luigi’s in Succasunna.
When our babysitter heard that we were on a quest to find the best pizza in New Jersey, she quickly offered up her favorite: Luigi’s. Nestled in a busy strip mall on Route 10 near Kohl’s, it’s a small, blink-and-you-miss-it type place.
On Friday night, it was steadily busy, yet we were greeted with friendly smiles as soon as we approached the counter. The place is decidedly no-frills, as is their menu, but that’s what you want from a pizza joint, you know? It’s like when McDonald’s tried their hand at making pizza… remember that? Or when Coke released the disasterous New Coke. Stick with what you know. Luigi’s is sticking to pizza and a small selection of other cold and hot offerings. Grey booths, though not a lot, a pizza-shaped clock, and the stack of empty cardboard pizza boxes in the back pretty much complete their decorating look.
The front counter was manned by a handful of young men, each one friendly and outgoing, greeting some customers by name or their regular order – quite a departure from the service we got at Reservoir Tavern a few weeks ago! The prices are reasonable, with an 8-slice cheese pie going for $10.75 (coupons can also be found in the local newspaper)….