UPDATE: The polls are closed! Marchioni's Pizza and Pasta edged out Spiaggia e Luna among Barnegat Patch readers. Happy eating!
This week, we're asking our loyal readers to choose their favorite Italian restaurants and pizzerias in Barnegat and Manahawkin.
It's the first of a series of week-long polls of your favorite places, and for our inaugural readers' choice vote, we're focusing on something most New Jersey residents feel pretty strongly about: who's got the best pizza, pasta, chicken parm or other Italian staple?
We've got a list of local eateries below. Just cast your vote, and then tell us why it's your favorite in the comments section. If you think we're missing the best place in town, let us know in the comments so we can add it to the poll. Voting will be closed at 9 a.m. Friday.
Our picks: Marchioni's Pizza and Pasta, Spiaggia E Luna, Vinnie's Italian Restaurant Pizzeria, Esposito's Pizzeria and Restaurant, Villagio Restaurant, Joey's Pizza and Pasta, Gabriella's Pizzeria and Restaurant and LaGuardia's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.
Stay tuned for more polls to come!
Editors Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.