Quick Bite

Pizza Man Family Restaurant

Pizza Man Family Restaurant
574 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Clock Tower Shoppes, Pompton Plains

Hours: Mon-Fri, 11 am-10:30 pm; Sat, 11 am-11 pm; Sun, noon-9:30 pm.

Price: $/$$

Located in a strip mall. The casual sit-down dining area shares space with a busy takeout counter.

Don’t Miss: The garlic bread ($4.50; 1/2 loaf, $2.50); it’s crunchy, loaded with garlic and a generous sprinkle of mozzarella. Mussels ($7.95, small; $12.95, large) are an excellent starter, offered hot or sweet in a tasty marinara. Pizza—crust any way you like it and all the usual options—is almost an afterthought here, despite the name. There is a huge selection of Italian entrée favorites, including linguine with fresh clams ($14.95) in a garlicky white sauce; chicken Marisa ($13.95), with mushrooms, eggplant and mozzarella in a Marsala sauce; and the Pizza Man trio ($12.95), rollatini-style eggplant stuffed with shrimp, veal and cheese. The chef’s specials are terrific and filling. Try the pasta festival ($15.95), chicken, shrimp, sundried tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms and broccoli in a brandy cream sauce over bowtie pasta. Daily specials, such as shrimp and asparagus ($17.95) in white sauce with toasted, seasoned breadcrumbs over angel hair pasta, are large enough to split—and still have leftovers.

Heads Up: Owned by CIA graduates Carmen Aparo and Anthony Presti, Pizza Man doesn’t take reservations and often requires a wait for seating; take out and delivery are available.

The Scoop: Homemade desserts, like peanut butter pie (peanut butter mousse with thin layers of caramel and chocolate), are worth saving room for.

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Pizza
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