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“very good food in an unexpected place”
Review of Pizza Como - CLOSED

Pizza Como
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I were taking an alternate route home from NY and needed to stop for lunch. We weren't familiar with the area but exited at Clinton because it looked like a fairly big town on the map. We decided to stop at Pizza Como because it would be easy to get back on the main road from there, but we were not expecting much--especially when we went in and saw the distinct lack of atmosphere (and only one customer besides us, probably because it was about 2:30 pm). We asked if they could still make the lunch specials, and they said yes. So we ordered the tortellini with pesto and spring vegetables, which was a special, and the seafood napolitano appetizer (from the regular menu), which had shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari and a slightly spicy "broth" which was more like red sauce). Both were delicious and large portions (the appetizer could easily be a main dish, especially if you use the warm breadsticks to sop up the sauce). One thing that impressed me was that the salad that came with the tortellini was good quality--not your typical iceberg and slice of tomato and cucumber. It had spring mix greens, tomato, olive, and diced mozzarella. The dressing was packaged Italian, but it was good enough.
They have an extensive pizza menu, which was very tempting, but we had been eating pizza for the last couple of days so decided to try something else. However, if we ever are in that area again we will definitely try the pizza.
There was no table service and the guys behind the counter weren't especially friendly, but with food this good I'm willing to overlook service.

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Thank freedshop
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stopped in for salad and a slice the last 2 weekends in a row. Pizza is great. Salad is fresh. Service is fast and friendly.

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Thank Heather S
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

'm surprised Pizza Como gets such mixed reviews. We are native New Yorkers, and definitely know Italian food. Yes, we know this is Hunterdon County, and so by default every review of Italian should have a slight curve. Nothing will ever beat true NY Italian food. That being said, we are always happy with Pizza Como and come here often. Their pizza is good (again, not amazing but it's true NY style and we've never turned our noses down at it for not tasting good!) and any of our entrees have always been tasty. The bread they use for their heros is excellent. We know what to expect when we go to Pizza Como, and we know we'll leave satisfied. It's a solid choice for a good meal in Clinton. It's not fancy, so don't expect romantic dinner...but as a family spot, we love it.

One downside is that they don't have waitress service in the dining room until after 5 on most days. That only leaves the upper "fast" part of the restaurant to choose from, where you sit at pizzeria style booths. The bathrooms could be cleaner too. But if those are my only complaints, I'd still say this place is a good choice!

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Thank aimathy
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The same family for thirty plus years. Pizza is the best ever. Their lunch specials are creative. My kids will not visit another Pizza Restaurant.And my wife will call 2 to 3 times a week.

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Thank MantolokingnjJenny
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Traveling on business from California. Went here for lunch twice while in Clinton for three days- that says something. The guys behind the counter were so nice and a total Jersey experience. We had the margherita pizza, the chef salad and the garlic bread. Everything was amazing.

Thank Turvey T
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