89 Washington St
One of the newest pizza joints in Hoboken, Basile's is located between the train station and the Cake Boss bakery, so it sees a steady stream of tourists and late-night drunchie-seekers. The crust here is very crispy, which isn’t to everyone’s taste, but it makes for a sturdy base for the enormous amounts of cheese and toppings you get. Plus, there's a huge selection of gourmet slices. Mmm... gourmet slices.
740 Washington St
Margherita's isn’t a pizza joint, really -- it’s a BYOB family Italian restaurant that makes a great pizza. If you’re looking for a little date-night ambiance instead of the Formica and fluorescents of most of Hoboken's other pizza elite, Margherita's is the place to be. The sauce and dough are made fresh on-site -- and both are very good -- and you're given the option of sitting down and having a bottle of wine and table service in a comfortable, family-friendly, and romantic place, which really should be the only option.
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Jeff Somers is the author of We Are Not Good People, the Avery Cates series, and other novels and short stories, as well as a contributor to LifeInHoboken.com and the mad genius behind The Inner Swine zine. He drinks far too much for a coherent Internet presence but his ramblings can be followed on Twitter.