The Jersey Shore is proudly showcased during the summertime, when favorable weather meshes with the buzzing life. However, this particular summer is more important than previous ones, since it comes after the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that dramatically impacted our way of life. As things slowly begin to adapt to the changes by meeting social distancing guidelines, we’re featuring several small businesses in our Jersey Shore Summer Guide 2020 — while keeping you in the loop with their core offerings.
Welcome to Patrizia’s of Red Bank! The only Patrizia’s in New Jersey! Just like our NYC locations, we are a family owned establishment serving traditional homemade Neapolitan Italian cuisine. Ask about our signature dish “Tagliatelle Al Tartufo” – homemade pasta tossed table side in a giant reggiano romano cheese wheel with truffle oil and pepper. It’s delicious!
Founders, chefs and brothers, Giacomo and Gennaro Alaio were both born in Naples, Italy and came to the United States when they were just 8 and 10 years old to live in Brooklyn with their grandparents. Coming from a long line of restaurateurs, they were brought up in the restaurant business and always managed to find odd-jobs after school in their father’s pizza shop. In the summer months, Giacomo would go back to Naples and work in his cousin’s restaurant in the Spanish Quarters of Naples.
It was there that he acquired the passion for cooking. He learned that simple and fresh ingredients make great food. He decided to bring the authentic and simple recipes of the Neapolitan cuisine back to New York and in 1991, they opened up their first Patrizia’s restaurant in the Bronx. Through their passion and commitment to serving delicious, authentic Italian food, using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Giacomo and Gennaro have succeeded in opening eleven more restaurants located throughout the Tri-State area.
Patrizia’s of Red Bank – 28 Broad Street – Red Bank, NJ – (732) 741-5555