Federici's Family Italian Restaurant - Freehold

Federici's Family Restaurant, Freehold, NJ
From the age of nine to around twenty-two I spent a lot of time in and around the Freehold, NJ area. Mostly at the mall and the movie theater. But also in and around the Route 9 area, and in Downtown Freehold where a number of great restaurants can be found. One of my favorites being Federici's Family Italian Restaurant - the best pizza spot in town and one of the best in the state in my opinion.

The Grub:

In the mood for Italian food and in the Freehold area? Well, then there really isn't a better place to stop. Federici's has all the standard fare: a variety of pastas, salad, specialty dishes - most of which I have tried and many of which I would highly recommend. To be honest though, those dishes aren't what you should be there for - its the pizza you want. Trust me on this. They serve some of the best thin crust pizza I have ever tasted, and while I may say that a lot, it is still true. I'm definitely guilty of having a bias toward thin crust pizza, and for good reason - for my tastes, thin crust has the best ratio of toppings to dough (perhaps a topic best saved for its own article). So, if you are like me - a thin crust junkie, you owe it to yourself to stop in and see what Federici's has to offer.

My Order:

Thin crust pizza with pepperoni
fountain soda (usually orange)

The Digs:

When you think old-school or traditional Italian joints, and New Jersey, you pretty much already know what you are going to find as far as interior decoration. Good thing you aren't stopping in to admire their design choices. Plenty of seating, but the place can get very busy on nights and weekends so either come early, call in for a reservation or prepare to wait. They also have some outside seating to enjoy your pizza on a beautiful summer night. Or you could just order a pizza out which typically suits my needs just fine. Plenty of parking as well in the municipal lots around the back of the building. Never had a problem with service here, staff is always friendly and helpful.

The Nitty Gritty:

No-nonsense, no-frills Italian food and thin crust pizza. They have beer too, and that's a plus.

Federici's Family Italian Restaurant
14 E Main St,
Freehold, NJ 

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