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Westville’s Speranza Serves Up Big Flavors in a Small Borough

The charming eatery is known for Italian staples with modern, flavorful twists, including wood-fired pizzas with unique toppings.

Pasta dish from Speranza in Westville
There are plenty of pastas to choose from at Speranza in Westville. Photo: Emily Melvin

Speranza in Westville


Speranza—hope in Italian—greets guests with warm lighting, rustic furnishings, brick and wood accents, and traditional Italian dishes with modern, flavorful twists.


Run by Pat Finney and her son Fedele Folino, the restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary in February. Speranza now offers a full bar with weekly drink specials. Finney also co-owns nearby Woodbury pizzeria Gia Nina’s, and the Woodbury Station Cafe, a quaint brunch spot.

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A great starter is the classic roasted tomato and crab bisque, which is an appetizer and can be included with entrées. If you are a fan of seafood, try the spicy garlic mussels, shrimp tortelloni, or crab and angel-hair pasta. Other standout dishes include their signature Speranzanella chopped salad, a vodka Parm sandwich (classic chicken Parm with marinara swapped for vodka sauce) and wood-fired pizzas. Unique pies include peaches and burrata or dill pickle and ranch. Items change regularly—call for daily specials.


Free parking is available in a small lot in the rear, on the street, and in a nearby municipal lot.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Italian - Pizza
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