If there's one thing New Jersey knows, it's great Italian food. Are you ready for a culinary road trip? Because these spots are a must.

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My top 15 spans north to south and features a wide variety of eateries. Some have been around for many years and specialize in the classics. Others are newer and put a unique spin on an old-world style that goes back hundreds of years in some cases.

Start making your reservations. Here are the Italian restaurants in New Jersey that you must try at least once.

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