Conte's Bar and Restaurant,  Princeton, NJ; A Dining Review

Conte's Bar & Restaurant, Princeton, NJ

Conte's Bar and Restaurant: Discover One of The Best Central Jersey Tavern's For Excellent Pizza and Meeting Up With Friends For Drinks, or For A Family Dinner

Conte's Bar and Restaurant
339 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542-3470
609- 921-8041


Contes Bar: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Pizza/Tavern


Food Quality:
Excellent, Thin crusted pizza, crispy, slightly charred, and chewy. The toppings use fresh ingredients of good quality.

Friendly and attentive, Expect your wait saff to have been there for what seems like generations.

Old school tavern charm with outdated decor.

Very casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good pizza and meeting up with friends for drinks, or for a family dinner

Not Recommended For: Diners who may prefer upscale, trendy ambiance with more complex or eclectic food preparations.

Recommended dishes: When available, Theh Thin Crusted Pizzas; The Penne w/ meatball or sausage; and The Steak Sandwich.

Liquor: Good selection of reasonably beers and wines. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

Conte's is a Princeton institution with a lively ambiance, dated tavern decor, and patrons from all walks of life.

On any night you are apt to find a mixed crowd of professors, students, bowlers, little leaguers, and families with kids.

Opened in 1950, the decor and charm of Conte's have remained practically the same with an “Old School” retro vibe. The old-school interior is very large with an enormous bar, and white tabletops.

The recipe also has not changed over time. They serve a thin crusted pizza that is bread-like and tasty. It's crispy, slightly charred, and chewy. The toppings use fresh ingredients of good quality.

They also offer gluten-free pizza and pasta.

While they have a menu with other dishes of Italian food, the pizza is what you come for.

Conte's tends to fill up fast. If you come after 7 pm, you are likely to wait for a table, just pull up to the bar and enjoy a beer.

Local resident tip: Enter Conte's from the back door where you can park on the premises or on the safe side street
(updated: November 2023)

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