It’s common knowledge that New Jersey has some of the best pizza in the entire country. I can vouch for this since I’ve traveled a ton – only New York and Chicago come close. Wherever you go in the state, you’re sure to find pizza that’s at least a notch above the rest, but we’ve found one incredible eatery that takes pizza to the next level…

Massimo’s Cucina! It’s a strip mall stop that can’t be missed. Serving up pizza and Neapolitan cuisine, it’s extra-special for several reasons.
First, Massimo’s Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana is the first pizzeria to have a wood-burning brick oven in Mercer County.

More importantly, Massimo’s has been honored with the prestigious and distinct Certification of True Authentic Neopolitan Pizza from the highly coveted VPN Association in Naples.
What does that mean? In 1998, the Italian government formally recognized Neapolitan pizza as a traditional food worthy of preservation and granted it D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status, which specifies the legally permitted ingredients and methods to produce authentic Neapolitan pizza.
The pizza at Massimo’s meets those standards. Premium ingredients are imported from Italy, including a special type of tomato that grows around the base of Mount Vesuvius.

These ingredients are baked quickly (no more than 90 seconds) in a 1000/1100° wood-burning oven.This is to ensure a traditional charred crust, overflowing with flavor. In addition to pizza, you’ll find other authentic Neapolitan cuisine including meatballs, pasta, and veal parmigiana. There’s lots more, so check it out! You can find Massimo’s Cucina at 1035 Washington Boulevard, Robbinsville. For more authentic Italian fare in New Jersey, check out this charming cafe.

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