SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Reservoir Restaurant in South Orange was recently named the winner in New Jersey Monthly’s 2018 Pizza poll and now can boast itself to be New Jersey’s favorite pizza.
According to NJ Monthly, “the original Reservoir Restaurant was opened in 1935 in Newark by Vincenza Agnellino, a widow with six children. Vincenza would be proud of her grandchildren, siblings Bill Agnellino and Barbara Camarata, who run the restaurant their family moved to South Orange in 1965. Quality ingredients, their own sauce recipe and the black steel pans in which dough crisps make Reservoir pizza special. Designing your own? Meatballs, made in house, and fresh-fried eggplant make one of the simplest and best pies.”
In the Championship Round of the four-week competition, 4,774 votes were cast. The competition began with 50 pizza restaurants from throughout the state, and reduced the field to 30 for the second week, 10 for the third week and four for the Championship Round. In addition to Reservoir Restaurant, the final four were Patsy’s in Paterson, Tony D’s in Caldwell and Star Tavern in Orange.