Pizza, much like the Earth, is circular, flat, and supports the existence of Karl Malone. Promote your own existence with today’s Groupon to Magma Pizza and Pita in Princeton. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of mediterranean pizzas, sandwiches, and baked cuisine.
• For $99, you get a make-your-own gourmet pizza party for up to 10 children (up to a $200 value).
The custom-made, volcano-shaped Volcana oven dominates the premises at Magma, with its 10-foot-high hot-rock heater designed to be able to cook 10 large pizzas in two minutes. An eclectic Italian-American menu allows diners to decorate pizzas with more than 30 toppings in a variety of impressionist styles or furnish tables with any of 14 oven-cooked specialties such as the barbecued-chicken pizza or the Middle Eastern–inspired Vegiterranea ($13.95 for a 12” pizza, $19.95 for a 16”). Meanwhile doughy vulcanas (Magma's take on the calzone) plunge diners into the flaming heart of hunger with spices and a variety of meat, vegetable, and cheese fillings ($11.95 large, $7.25 small). Pizza- and vulcana-based menus also include wraps, sandwiches, calzones, and Middle Eastern appetizers such as baba gannouj ($5.95) alongside savory favorites such as mozzarella sticks ($5.95). Crispy, volcano-browned fare is made to order daily, using fresh ingredients, dough prepared on-site, and silverware fluent in five languages.
Magma Pizza and Pita additionally hosts 90-minute make-your-own-pizza parties for up to 10 aspiring young sous-chefs (a $200 value). Donning a dapper chef hat, kids wash their hands and then begin to roll out the semolina-flour dough, apply sauce and cheese, and cook their pizza in the volcanic stone oven or attempt to proceed using willpower alone. After pizzas have finished baking, each is graded on neatness, creativity, presentation, and gooiness, with the winning pizza chef receiving a Magma Pizza gift card. Pizza-partiers receive chef instruction, plus a drink to accompany their creations. With its walls painted to evoke the Earth’s magma-filled interior and the occasional tabletop resembling slabs of prehistoric rock, Magma Pizza & Pita presents an inviting setting for youngsters or lapsed adventure novelists.
Magma Pizza & Pita
Golden splatters of magma embellish the eatery's fire-red walls and draw eyes to the back of the dining room, where a 10-foot-high volcano pulses with flames. Well, it's actually a custom oven, but it houses real hot lava rocks designed to cook up to 10 large Mediterranean-inspired pies in two minutes flat.
Chefs top dough made fresh daily with eclectic ingredients ranging from grilled eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes to smoked gouda and meatballs. Sharing space inside the specialty oven are vulcanas, similar to calzones and jam-packed with meats, veggies, and gooey cheese. Other fare includes certified Angus beef burgers and pitawiches, all aptly washed down with chilly fountain drinks sourced from Magma Pizza & Pita's sister restaurant, located inside of a real underground igloo.
445 Nassau Park Blvd.
Princeton, New Jersey 08540