Viaggio Ristorante Offers Rustic Italian with Local Flair

Plus, other restaurant openings and closings.

Viaggio Ristorante, offering rustic Italian cuisine that focuses on using high-quality products from nearby farms, has opened at 1055 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne; BYO. The menu begins with small pickings for the table to share, such as marinated olives and charcuterie followed by an antipasto course such as cauliflower fritti, a primi course featuring homemade pastas, including pork agnolotti with blistered tomatoes and breadcrumbs. A secondi course of main entrées, includes Berkshire pork chop and beef braciole, and dolce for a sweet ending.

Blu Alehouse, offering New American dining and an upscale sports bar atmosphere, has opened at 855 St Georges Avenue, Woodbridge (732-750-4258). Menu items include: soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, ahi tuna, hanger steak, salmon, ribs, rack of lamb and cowboy rib eye. Open daily from 11:30 AM.


72 Degrees, offering modern Italian cuisine, has opened at 511 Rt 72, Manahawkin (609-339-2275); BYO.

Cardinal Bistro, offering new American cuisine, has opened at 6525 Ventor Avenue, Ventnor City (609-541-4633); BYO.

Choripan Rodizio, which burned down in 2015, has reopened in a new location at 10 Sussex Street, Hackensack (201-880-4832).

Giovanni’s Bicycle Club, an Italian restaurant, has opened at 487 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs (201-894-0880); BYO.

Harvest Table Fresh Food Eatery has opened their second location at 550 Broad Street, Newark (973-494-8183).

Khyber Grill Frontier Indian Cuisine, 5 West Main Street, Freehold (732-637-5070); BYO.

Tacos, tapas, burrito, fajitas as well as “especiales” are offered at the newly opened Leon Modern Mexican, 16 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood (201 857-0297); BYO.

The Kitch Pizzeria and Italian Bistro, 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Rt 23), Little Falls (973-837-8333); BYO.

Mado, offering Mediterranean cuisine, has opened at 570 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge (201-265-3629). Menu offerings include: smoked eggplant, manti, lamb shank, shish kebabs, gyros, pide and much more BYO. Open daily from 11:30.

Ship Bottom Brewery, 830 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven (609-225-9348), is now open for tours and tastings.

Castalia 997, Woodland Park

The Huntsman, West Milford

Rigatony’s , Little Falls

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