Check out the recent restaurant news around New Jersey.
Lillo’s Tomato Pies • Hainesport
This is owners Lisa and John Paxia’s first time in the restaurant business, having previously been a nurse and an ironworker. The husband-and-wife team fell in love with pizza after buying their own outdoor wood-burning oven. Lillo’s opened in late September. They say they’ve been very busy and selling out of dough.
Lillo’s Tomato Pies, 3 Nelson Dr., Hainesport; 856-600-2948
Asante’s Restaurant • Teaneck
Authentic African cuisine is the theme. The menu includes sweet plaintains, grilled lamb chops, chicken and fish dishes, stews and more. Bergen resident Ed Asante operates the eatery, open daily at 11 am.
Asante’s Restaurant, 1280 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck; 201-994-4404
Illycaffé (at American Dream Mall) • East Rutherford
Guests are offered an Italian experience inside this new café, complete with Italian coffee and a traditional Italian coffee bar. The menu includes Italian-inspired coffee drinks, teas, nitro cold brew and a catalogue of both sweet and savory bites. Located at Coca-Cola Eats (Court C, Level 3).
Illycaffé (at American Dream Mall), 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood • Atlantic City
After a ten-year run, Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood closed in late September. When their lease expired, husband-and-wife owners Frank Dougherty and Maureen Shay made the announcement. Harry’s opened at Bally’s in 2011.
Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City