Quick Bite

This Princeton Pizza Parlor Has Been Making Pies Since 1950

Conte's Pizza and Bar, known for its thin-crusted pizza, is also a fun hangout spot, featuring a full bar and an outdoor bocce court.

A pizza pie topped with sausage and pepperoni at Conte's Pizza and Bar in Princeton
Try the thin-crust pizza at Conte's Pizza and Bar in Princeton. Photo by Cle Weaver


Square laminate tables and wooden chairs in the dining room, with a bar that runs the length of the restaurant. The pale gold walls and wood trim haven’t changed since the 1950s. The name Conte’s is spelled out in red glass bricks in the base of the bar. Three big screens behind the bar usually show sports. The vibe is a bit noisy, but friendly.


In 1936, Sebastiano Conte opened a bar on a vacant lot with tables and chairs for card games and, outside, a bocce court. The first pizza was served on October 13, 1950. Conte’s nephews, Ciro and Anthony, took over after Sebastiano retired in 1982.


Thin-crust pizza is a must. It comes in small, medium or large, with a range of classic toppings. (The sausage is made in-house.) There’s spaghetti or penne (with marinara only, or with meatballs or sausage). Sandwiches are available, as are house-made seasonal soups. There’s a full bar. 


Conte’s offers gluten-free pizza and pasta. There are parking lots in the front and back of the restaurant.

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