We are truly fortunate to have great options for pizza right here at The Shore. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that four stand-out area restaurants were recognized by NJ MONTHLY as among those serving THE BEST PIZZA IN THE STATE. We know what you're thinking: why only four?? And we agree! This IS New Jersey - home of some of the best authentic Italian food in the country. So where else could one be assured to find this internationally recognized dish making its mark?

If you've been watching "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," on CNN you've undoubltly been dreaming of Roma and all things Italian. Lucky for you, we are about to make those dreams come true with recognition of four restaurants serving, by NJ Monthly standards, some of the best pizza the state - specifically from Asbury Park to Bay Head. Gustare!


Asbury Park

Tiny Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen sits on a corner lot with several parking spaces and picnic tables. Chef/owners Aimee McElroy and Lauren Castellini met while working at Porta in Asbury Park and opened Medusa in 2016. From the wood-burning oven come bubbling gems like the Marinara pie, topped with fire-roasted tomatoes, garlicky red sauce and fresh basil. The Local Mushroom pie, thick with ricotta and mozzarella, delivers strips of shiitake, oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms. Earthy and creamy, it’s flecked with rosemary and thyme for an aromatic come-hither.

711 Fourth Avenue, 732-361-3061 | BYO