December 22nd 2011   Osteria Procaccini, 20111222 NIKON D40 5914 HDR 920x768

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.