Is there Still Good Italian Food in NJ?
When it comes to Italian cuisine, few places have the reputation of somewhere like the state of New Jersey. With an extensive Italian American culture, that goes back over a 100 years, New Jersey has always been a hotbed for Italian American immigration and culture. And according to the team at Bella Pizza, when it comes to the best Italian food Saddle Brook and other areas of NJ have always been known for some of the best in the world. But according to recent statistics, over the years it seems that Italian cuisine has slowly been losing favor with NJ citizens. In years past, you couldn’t go a few blocks without running into an Italian restaurant or at least a pizzeria like Bella Pizza, home to the best pizza delivery Saddle Brook has to offer. Back in the day, many of these locations were family owned and operated for the community where many a working class family would come to enjoy a weekly or monthly dinner out with friends and family. But does that feeling still exist in the state of NJ? Of course it does and in this article we will be going over some of the most popular Italian restaurants in NJ today.
Regardless of their being less Italian restaurants over the years, the interest in the cuisine certainly hasn’t faded. According to the team at Bella Pizza known for the best pizza delivery Lyndhurst has to offer, Jersey still has one of the highest populations in the world and one thing Italians and pretty much anybody you ask, loves is Italian food. Here are a few of our picks of underrated but quality Italian food options in NJ.
Bella Luce Restaurant & Bar
Located in Nutley, NJ, Bella Luce is one of the best and most underrated Italian food restaurants around today and like Bella Pizza, offer some of the best Italian food Lyndhurst has around. Chef Erm Firmani is famous for his ability to blend the old with the new so seemlessly. According to the team at Bella Pizza, known for the best Italian food Elmwood Park has to offer, he is known for his ability to bring creativity and a modern touch to some of the most traditional and authentic Italian dishes we’ve seen. It’s also a destination for fun as they’ve got specialty themed nights many days a week from homemade pasta and parmigiana on Wednesdays to Thursday’s where there’s specialty cocktails, wine and spirits available throughout the night. With a 30+ seat bar it’s never a bad time to go to Bella Luce.
Another one of the most popular Italian restaurants in NJ and another place that needs to be more well known. La Fiamme Restaurant in Harrison, has an open and inviting yet authentic atmosphere that just speaks to what they’re about. Old-fashioned and inviting, La Fiamme offers a number of amazing homemade, authentically flavored, delicious dishes on their menu. According to the team at Bella Pizza they offer some of the best Italian food Elmwood Park and other parts of NJ have around. One of the best parts of La Fiamme is the service and the experienced wait staff. Not only do they provide an impeccable service but they offer a wealth of knowledge from things like the best wine to pair with your meal to the ingredients and anything special you would like to add to any meal.
Located in Middlesex, Eno Terra is far and away one of the best places for Italian cuisine in all of NJ. According to Bella Pizza, home to the best pizza delivery Elmwood Park has to offer, they provide diners with a true locally sourced, farm to table experience. With some of the best Italian food Passaic and other parts of NJ have seen, the secret to their cuisine lies in the fact that they only use produce from local farms or the seasonal harvest from their very own Eno Terra Canal farm. Not only that but they also only purchase meat products from local farmers as well. All their beef items are 100% grass fed and their poultry and fish are locally sourced as well. And with so many amazing, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients it’s no surprise that they have slowly become known for offering some of the best food in NJ today. According to Bella Pizza, home of the best pizza delivery Passaic has to offer, to go along with their locally sourced options they also offer patrons a huge wine selection with options for around the country.
Be sure to check out more about Italian food and pizza here, and for some of the best pizza in NJ, be sure to visit Bella Pizza in Hasbrouck Heights today.