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339 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-8041
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the original tomato pie places

Conte's is an institution in Princeton, beloved for its simple 1950s decor and absolutely wonderful thin-crust pizza. The bar is stocked with a good variety of beers, which is what you want with pizza. Service is good, the place is usually quite full at lunch time. There is no better place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
nassau2
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Conte's is an institution in Princeton, beloved for its simple 1950s decor and absolutely wonderful thin-crust pizza. The bar is stocked with a good variety of beers, which is what you want with pizza. Service is good, the place is usually quite full at lunch time. There is no better place for pizza in Mercer County outside of a couple... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

You want fancy? This isn't the place for you. But, for really decent thin-crust pizza washed down with pitchers of Coke/Diet Coke, this is where our office group travels when we want to be together for lunch. Never had an issue with the food, service, a server or the overall price paid. Since our group can be upwards of 10... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great thin crust pizza. Old timey atmosphrere. Always quality pizza and people at Conti's. Be prepared to wait on busy nights, but worth it.

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princeton, nj
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Conte's is relaxed, fun and feels like a small town, down to earth place in a town that often doesn't feel that way (though I love Princeton) The pizza is almost always burned, but the wine is good and inexpensive, and there's something comforting about the not always friendly wait staff. Great Friday and Saturday evening hangout

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thin crust pizza at its best. The crowd is noisy, friendly, happy, and hungry. The service can be very slow on busy nights but they have a lot of beer, wine, and conversation. The salads are very average and beer and wine are more pricey than I think they should be. We go often for the pizza!

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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We order two pies. It was an hour and 45 minute wait until you could pick up. They are very very busy. They tell you when you call to make sure that you know how long. The longest I ever waited for pick up. But, the pizza was quite tasty. The crust very thin, but a different consistency, not like... More 

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Dayton, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place has been around forever, and they make an extremely tasty thin-crust pizza much like that I remember from Lento's in Brooklyn, which closed a long time ago. Good prices, and Peroni on tap - what more could you want? Enjoy! Just plan on waiting a half hour or more for a table - it's that good!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Conte's pizza is the best! My wife and I have been going there since 1976, WE LOVE IT!! Great service too! Gotta get there early or you'll wait for a table but its worth it..We go Saturdays at 4pm when they open...You should try it, you'll be hooked too!

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Can you find better in New Haven? Yeah, but that's a haul. This is BY FAR the best pizza in town, and I always make a stop there whenever I'm visiting. Go early -- it gets really busy and an hour wait on a Friday or Saturday night is normal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If this is the best pizza Princeton has to offer I'm glad I was too dumb to ever go to college there. The pizza was terrible and the place has all of the charm of a bowling alley. Not sure what is up with all of the glowing reviews. I've had better pizza (by far) out of a box from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 339 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-921-8041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?