NJ Italian restaurants

New Jersey is one of the best areas to live in when it comes to Italian eating. In fact, there are so many NJ Italian restaurants to choose from that you may have difficulty making your mind up. Let’s explore some of the most popular Italian restaurants the region has to offer.


The Fascino is a very elegant restaurant that provides the highest quality Italian cuisine. The restaurant is family-owned and has great appeal to those who are looking for something a little different from their Italian dining experience. It is a very popular venue and is often used for parties and other events, such as christenings and Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s.

Scalini Fedeli

Scalini Fedeli in Chatham is owned by top-rated chef Michael Cetrulo. Its surroundings have a definite feeling of comfort and style and evoke a Tuscany feel. The high vaulted ceilings and antique wooden flooring are what you would expect from an establishment that has been erected inside a New Jersey farmhouse that is more than 260 years old. This is considered to be the best Italian restaurant in the country and its Italian dishes feature a French flavor.

Calandra’s Italian Village

Calandra’s Italian Village is reminiscent of an Italian village. Not only is it the perfect eating place, but you can also sample and buy other great Italian foods, as it has a bakery and deli counter. Perfect for that celebration.

Joseph’s Restaurant

Joseph’s Restaurant has a unique menu created by executive chef, Joseph DeGennaro. It boasts a full service bar that is made from actual wine casks. There is plenty of live entertainment at weekends allowing you to enjoy the full experience of Tuscany House.

Due Mari

Situated in the heart of New Brunswick, Due Mari (two seas) offers a plethora of fresh seafood and Italian dishes. The chef, Michael White, creates his signature dishes of handmade pastas and grilled meats. Delicious wines and good food go hand in hand at Due Mari.

LuNello restaurant

LuNello has been a fixture of Essex, New Jersey since 1990. You will find a classic Italian menu and the food is lovingly prepared by the chef and owner, Louis Seger. Many innovative specialties are on offer daily for that intimate dinner or celebration.

Undici Taverna Rustica

The Undici Taverna Rustica has created a unique dining room experience by faithfully replicating the surroundings into a Tuscan farmhouse. It is so realistic with its décor, stones, tiles and plaster that you would believe you are actually in Italy. The surroundings are perfect, and the food and wine are perfect accompaniments. The highest quality ingredients are used to create delicious dishes and it has the largest Italian wine selection of any establishment in the New Jersey area. In fact, they have won the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for four consecutive years.

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