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Venitian Grill / Central Pizza, Somerville, NJ - Good Times

We discovered the Venitian Grill / Central Pizza early in 2008 and have been returning customers ever since. We usually sit on the Central Pizza side (we have a toddler and it is easier to eat without a table cloth). The pizza there is excellent. The crust is not too thick and the sauce reminds me of my grandmother's. We love the spinach pizza and the buffalo chicken pizza.

The Venitian Grill side is also excellent. They have the traditional Italian dinners and several specials. We've tried just about everything and especially love the potatoes - my husband calls them 'infidelity potatoes'. As he puts it, 'So good, they make me want to leave my wife and marry the cook!"

The steaks are always tender and cooked to perfection, the chicken is moist and my daughter loves it! The cook has also ventured into some fun desserts with Zeppolle (spelling?). Wow, these are wonderful and bring me back to my childhood.

Central Pizza ia always hopping on the weekends and does a huge take-out business. The Venitian usually has seats available, so it is easy to walk in and get good food for a good price.

We had our daughter's 1st birthday there the day after Christmas and we had a wonderful time. The service was great and the food outstanding. There were smiles and stuffed bellies by the end of the party.

Good food, fun family atmosphere, and good prices!

Dec 31, 2008
jsingleton in Mid-Atlantic

Looking for a great restaurant in Old Lyme, CT area

We are planning to take my folks out for their 35th anniversary. We are looking for a place to eat outside if the Old Lyme area. We've done the restaurants in Old Lyme and are now looking for something new. Any ideas?