One thing is for sure. If you have the courage to name the best pasta in New Jersey, you better be ready to defend it, and you better be ready to get an earful.

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I haven't ever taken the time to count them, but there must be a thousand Italian restaurants in the Garden State, and well over 990 of them are awesome, and about the same number are somebody's favorite.

So, how in the world could you narrow down a state full of great Italian dishes? Well, it can't be easy to do, but it must be incredibly fun to research.

So, who was brave enough to name the restaurant with the best pasta dish in New Jersey? It's the well-respected Eat This, Not That, and their search ended in Newark.

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It's hard to argue great Italian food from Newark, and people have been raving about the pasta from Mercato Tomato Pie for decades, and that is the restaurant being honored for the best pasta dish in New Jersey.

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Eat This, Not That says that customers love all the pasta there and that they highly recommend the Creamy Pesto Sauce. Say no more. You had me at creamy.

Mercato Tomato Pies has been around for over half a century, and that doesn't happen unless you're doing something right.

And, by the way, check out some of the Jersey Shore's Most Creative Pasta Dishes.

And speaking of right, there couldn't possibly be just one answer for this one. Everyone has their favorite, and for you, that is the correct answer. The world fights over just about everything. Let's not fight about Italian food. Please.

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