There’s Italian, then there are fine Italian restaurants. If you’re a foodie, you know the difference. That’s why whenever any of our clients are looking for a classy restaurant that serves absolutely over-the-top delicious Italian food, we always recommend these three Red Bank NJ Italian restaurants.
Pazzo, which means “crazy” in Italian, IS crazy about great food! And it’s just one of the reasons it made our best Red Bank NJ Italian restaurants list.What makes the difference for any cuisine are the ingredients used. With Pazzo, their fresh ingredients come directly from local farmers as well as importers from Italy.
From pizza to handcrafted meatballs served with a homemade tomato sauce and cheese to tender veal scallopini with wild mushroom marsala sauce, you can expect your order to be prepared to perfection.
Order a cocktail while you wait for your prepared-from-scratch dinner. Or, enjoy a glass of craft beer or wine. The dining atmosphere is lively, and you can enjoy al fresco dining all year in their enclosed, temperature-controlled patio.
Pazzo’s has specials on different nights but generally, dinner pricing is around $28 per person. Really wonderful food and atmosphere!
Birravino, which means “beer and wine” in Italian, is the name of this popular Red Bank Italian restaurant.
Owned by Vic Rallo, host of the TV show Eat! Drink! Italy!, Rallo is a frequent visitor to Italy in search of great Italian recipes, as well as to import the highest quality ingredients he can find.
And it shows.
The restaurant is always bustling and boasts a trendy, industrial, chic kind of atmosphere. They serve their own brewed beers, which are excellent, as well as craft beer from the US and Italy.
The wine list is no slouch either with over 85 wines available by the glass or bottle.
With Old World style pasta, meats, and seafood, you can also get panini, antipasti, pizza, or salumi. With exposed brick walls and wooden beams, there’s a vibrant bar scene as well.
Prices start around $15 and go up. A truly remarkable dining experience!
When it comes to Italian restaurants, Buono Sera Ristorante & Bar, is at the top of our list. Located just down the street from the Count Basie Theater, Buono Sera is a cozy, classy restaurant and wine bar which features authentic Italian recipes from the renowned chef Raffaele Virgillo.
This is the go-to place to savor real Italian food in a formal setting. For a quick bite, grab Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza.
For most, though, Buono Sera means enjoying a leisurely lunch or dinner. And with good reason! Dining here means savoring every bite.
With a dining room that was carefully planned, the atmosphere is inherently gorgeous, and that’s a perfect complement to an excellent meal.
Servings are always generous and you’ll never leave hungry, but you will leave very satisfied! We recommend starting your meal with one of their appetizers, which are large and quite flavorful.
Your biggest dilemma will be what to choose from their menu! It’s extensive, offering, pasta, choice steaks, chicken, pork chops, and different types of seafood and ravioli.
And the quality? Oh my!
As fine Red Bank NJ Italian restaurants go, it’s the place for great food and wine. You bring the good company!
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