The air was warm for December and with all that is going on at the office (I’m on vacation but there were some organizational changes) I decided to take a walk along Route 27 in Kingston. I had hoped to get some photos of the Mill House but the river water was quite high and rapid and the path through the forest was under water.
I continued walking along through Kingston until I got to the little mall housing some local shops one of which is [Osteria Procaccini](http://osteriapizza.com/). My wife and I had attempted to eat here a few times before but we always seemed to come by when they are closed. I walked in an looked at the menu. I decided to sit and order lunch – it was about noon – but then changed my mind and decided to take my order to go. I had a chance to talk to the wait staff about the restaurant. It’s not a pizzeria. So what is it?
The restaurant’s menu describes an osteria thusly:
>osteria: a humble village eatery where a warm welcome awaits you
Well that’s true. The inside is non-pretentious – a welcome break from the stuffiness of Princeton – and the wait staff were quite friendly and tolerant of the many questions I had. The restaurant is family run and from the looks of [the menu](http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103359496259-59/OsteriaProcacciniMenu.pdf), they take great care to choose local organic and fresh ingredients for the food.
So what did I order and how was it? I ordered Tino’s Margherita Pizze and ate half the pie. I saved the other half for my kids. I enjoyed my pizza and I’ll be back to try the Ruchetta e Prosciutto. I expect I’ll be [FourSquare](http://foursquare.com/v/osteria-procaccini/4d250ad6be99b60cfc41f46e) mayor soon.