February 2023: Italian Restaurants You’ll Love

With more Italian restaurants in New Jersey than any other type of cuisine, it’s nearly impossible to create a definitive list of the best.

But our restaurant critics, led by dining editor Eric Levin, were up to the task, fanning out across the state to visit restaurants, meet chefs and, of course, indulge in great food.

In this issue, you’ll find the 28 restaurants that our critics feel best represent Italian dining in New Jersey. Some are old favorites, others are new to the culinary scene; some only serve the classics, others offer twists. Our critics love them—and we think you will, too. Happy eating!

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