By late summer or early fall, John Macavoy, will be opening Fresco (Italian for fresh) Market at the location that previously housed Luce at 115 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. The market will feature Italian specialty dishes, an extensive deli selection, a full catering menu and about 20 seats for dining in. Fresh mozzarella will be made daily.
NEW RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Craft brews, artisanal cocktails and pub grub are offered at Cowen’s Public, 229 Centre Street, Nutley (973-542-8151).
Crustini has opened at 325 Rt 36, Port Monmouth (732-495-5901); BYO. It has the same owner as Proseco, which was located at this address.
Due 360, an Argentine/Italian tapas restaurant, has opened at 50 Maple Street, Summit (908-608-0222); BYO.
Latin Soul Cuban Café, which also has a location in Saddle Brook, has opened at 35 Moonachie Road Moonachie. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM. (201-440-1401); BYO.
Tacos, quesadillas and burritos are a few of the items available at MoChili Mexican Restaurant, which has opened at 246 KinderKamack Road, Oradell (201-483-7642).
Anna Maria D’Urso (former owner of Valentino’s Ristorante and Mamma Mia’s of Morristown) and Lisa D’Urso (owner of Dante’s Ristorante in Mendham and Dantes of Denville) have opened Parm Centro, 11 South Street, Morristown (973-539-4300); BYO. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features 15 daily clipboard specials.
The Pop Shop, a family-friendly restaurant/ice cream parlor, with a location in Collingswood, has opened at 1 Bank Street, Medford (856-869-0111).
Trattoria Rustica has moved from Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair to 44 South Park Street, Montclair (973-783-3436); BYO.
THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS HAVE CLOSED
AroyDee Thai Kitchen, Livingston
Cucina Bottega Italian Ristorante, Summit
Heritage House, Montclair
Red Restaurant & Lounge, Red Bank has closed, but the upstairs lounge will remain open on Friday and Saturday evenings. A new restaurant, by the same owner, is planned for the space.
The 300-plus year old historic Sergeantsville Inn in Sergeantsville, which has functioned as a restaurant since the early 1900’s, was destroyed by fire on March 9. Owners Lisa and chef Joe Clyde hope to rebuild.
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