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Pizza Review: Seasons Coal Fired Restaurant Howell

HOWELL, NJ – You wouldn’t expect much from a strip mall pizzeria on Route 9 in Howell, but then you also wouldn’t expect a great coal-fire pizzeria in a strip mall on Route 9 in Howell.   Seasons Coal Fired Bistro is one of those places we must have passed 1,000 times, but thought, what makes it different than any other <insert the fuel> fired pizza joint at the Jersey Shore.

First, you can dine outside at Seasons.  They have a really nice outdoor setup that’s comfortable and inviting.

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We went with the Margherita and the Donnie Brasco and both were fantastic.  As expected the crust on both pies was an excellent blend of coal-fired and crispy.   The Donnie Brasco had fresh pesto, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato slices, garlic and olive oil.

It had a great flavor, cooked perfectly, nice and firm hold straight out, but was a little oily with the olive oil, but that didn’t matter.  It was a perfect combination and a great take on the traditional white pie.

The Margherita was phenomenal.  As far as Jersey Shore pizza goes, it’s up there with the best.  The sauce has a great tang and zest to it if you like that.   It was a traditional-looking Margherita pie with perfectly cooked crust and underbelly, nice random coal-fired black burn marks, not too much, not too little.

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Looking over the menu, the old fashion, cheese underneath, sauce on top looks like a possible winner and the Brooklyn Bridge looks like the ultimate trash pizza, complete sausage, meatballs, peppers, ricotta and tomato sauce.

Want to try a great pizza in the Shore area?  try Seasons Coal Fired on Route 9 in Howell.

Photos by Seasons Coal Fired.

 

 

 

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