My father, Arty, made a passable Ellios microwave pizza growing up. But I feel if his destiny was truly to make good pizza, his parents would have named him Arturo (despite being Swedish). This maple bacon was truly stupendous from Arturo’s. The maple is ample even though it is hidden. The bacon is plentiful, and the best is when you can get some onion in your bite with the bacon. It is like those onion bits on White Castle burgers you crave but on steroids and on artisanal pizza. The bread was also exceptional, but my only qualms are that the crust could be crispier and less doughy and these slices are almost desert tasting filling wise as well as in their aftertaste. Then again, I went with the maple bacon because when in Maplewood, why not maple bacon.
jason.hanna34/11/22, 11:53 p.m.
Pizza looked better than it tasted. It could’ve had a better cheese to oil ratio but again it was a margherita style pizza. There was a massive flop which was more than I enjoy and more than I am used to. The bread absolutely saved the rating, it was a thick and well seasoned crust
kennyd12/4/21, 11:51 p.m.
I thought it was good but for 45 bucks for 2 pies I expected great. Needs more sauce but decent Neapolitan.
johnnygtg10/7/21, 5:22 p.m.
Well made, with perfect balance of cheese and sauce. Nothing interferes or overpowers. Not soupy. Not my favorite style but have to give credit where it is due. Light on its feet, pleasant char from wood oven..
roda11473/27/21, 3:42 a.m.
Awesome pie tastes as good as it looks. That burnt charcoal taste with top notch cheese sooo good. Would repeat if I didn't have so many other places to try first. Only thing keeping this from high 8's is lack of sauce.
slicknick352/28/21, 5:57 p.m.
Has a little flop not crispy only the crust is not enough chesse has no taste and expensive
ryan.rutherford10/28/20, 6:43 p.m.
This is one of those spots that has speciality pies that are so good, it wouldn’t be fair to judge on just a cheese pizza alone. But let’s start with the plain cheese. It’s super soft & doughy, somewhat thick, with a decent char but absolutely no crisp. Very salty and a little light on the sauce. They appear to use a quite heavy whole milk mozzarella that’s surprisingly greasy. The dough is pretty flavorful but the sauce and cheese don’t pull their weight. It’s still good overall, just not great. Settles in at a 7.4 rating for the plain cheese. Also pictured you’ll notice a gorgeous Margherita pie with prosciutto di parma. Believe it or not, this pie tastes even better than it looks. First of all, this is some of the most delicious prosciutto I’ve ever eaten. This is a must-try topping. The fresh mozzarella is outstanding...smooth, rich & creamy, as perfect as melted mootz gets. Similar to the plain pie, the dough is incredibly soft, lacking crispness, despite a nice char. The sauce is definitely better on the margherita, but still a little light, couldn’t certainly use more. You can taste the sea salt, olive oil & fresh basil in each bite. The pie overall has terrific balance and exquisite flavor. This is the spot if you’re looking for a fancier specialty pizza in North Jersey. This pie gets a fantastic 8.8 score that would make its way to the 9s if you could get it crispier. Combined with the plain pizza, that averages out to an 8.2 overall and well worth the trip if you enjoy top notch specialty pies.
rob.deso8/28/20, 6:16 p.m.
Excellent pizza, and excellent food. There’s really only two pizzerias worth trying in NJ that can compare to Brooklyn places. Here and Razza in JC.
marcos.novoa7/31/20, 1:25 a.m.
Very good flavor! Pizza was cold and crust was no longer crunchy. I feel as if there was a bit too much crust.
john.dekenipp6/24/20, 12:20 p.m.
Good pizza. Aesthetically it was very appealing, but as far as taste goes it was missing a little something that could have put it into the mid 8’s. However, I polished off the entire pie so that should speak for itself.
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meron.rubinowitsch3/7/20, 6:26 p.m.
Plain (not margarita) def the way to go. Cheese has great flavors and sauce has good sweetness. The dough is void of crunch in middle but makes up for it w the crust( true to most super hot pizza ovens ) no real flop even w the lack of crunch in middle
john.purcell2/16/20, 10:52 p.m.
Great crust. Great burn. Tomato sauce simple and good. Miss this pizza since my son left Seton Hall
fredtesta1/23/20, 10:53 a.m.
Arturo's Osteria & Pizzeria one bite everybody knows the rules nice little place good food and service pizza nice and crispy good sauce doesn’t need salt just wish there was more sauce would
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mike.scalice12/7/19, 3:21 p.m.
Fresh crust, great sauce, cheese was a little salty. Overall a great pizza with classic wood fire flavor.