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Best pizza restaurant in asbury park or bradley beach

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Having a family dinner and want a casual affordable dinner where they must serve great pizza. Any suggestions? Must be eat in. Thanks.

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  1. Well not to far in Neptune is Pete and Elda's pretty much the shore staple for excellent thin crust pizza! That is the widely held "go to" pizza place in the area. The have an ample dining room as well. Don't know their reservation policy but be warned there can be an hour + wait on the weekends.

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    1. re: jrvedivici

      Vic's bradley Beach !! OLD style to match interior of the building

        1. You've got to try Portas....not your usual Jersey Pizza! But, great. The appetizers and salads are also quite good. But, don't try their other entrees. Their Pizza is the reason to go there:


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          1. re: SusieQQ

            Also love the pizza, salads and apps at Porta, but gotta disagree on the entrees. I've had several pastas and found them all very good.

          2. Not a fan of Pete and Elda's. I just don't like the crust, it tastes like a pastry. I wouldn't turn it down but I would prefer Vic's.

            1. Pizza Shoppe in Ocean Grove- owned by the same people that own Pizza Town in Elmwood Park.

              1. Message to AmyM. If you're goint to either Vics or P&E's get there before 5 or be prepared to wait. Both establishments are jammed, with waits of 1/2 hour or longer being the case as the dinner rush progresses. Seating 10 while not a challenge creates some logistical issues as you arrive later.

                Porta can accomodate you with their bench seating (will kids be in 'tow' here???? as Porta's pies are a bit off standard to your normal pizza joint so know that going in) and it also gets busy as the nite progresses as all of the hipsters think they're in Brooklyn and it's also become a family friendly place as well.

                The ticket??? Get to either spot at 5pm.