about us.

Testimonials

"We decided to try some of the "from scratch" dishes and were delighted by the freshness and great taste. The portions were large and the dishes, though elegant and simple, are very hearty. The delivery service made the dining experience even better. Thanks for making our evenings less stressful!" - Jennifer R., Ridgewood, NJ

"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our dinner this evening! We ordered the chicken cutlets and the cabbage with potatoes. It was absolutely delicious! We are so glad you are here, and we are so excited to order from you again. Thank you so very much!!" -Kristin A., Ridgewood, NJ

meet claudia.

My passion for cooking started when I was still a young girl, watching my lovely Grandma in the kitchen. I tried to learn all of her secrets and follow her advice… I still have her notebook with all her recipes.

I continued to develop my passion in cooking with our family restaurant in Italy until I got married and I started a family, then I became our home cook.

In August 2013 I moved to the USA, and wanted to share my passion with others. I continue to have a desire to share all the flavours and smells that characterize the Mediterranean kitchen to those who love good and healthy food!!

With each new year I’ve learned that the best things in life come from the heart and good food starts right there!!!

what we offer.

we offer a seasonal menu sourcing only the best local, organic ingredients. our chicken comes from goffle road farms, we use mediterranean sea salt and organic extra virgin olive oil in all our dishes, and limit our use of hot pepper so that your children will also enjoy the meals.

unfortunately, we cannot offer gluten free or nut free dishes, as our kitchen is not a nut free environment.

you can order your meal for same day pickup up until 5:00PM tuesday thru saturday, since we need to ensure enough time to go to the local farms and markets to get the ingredients to cook your meal.

please give us a call at (201) 981-8606 to place an order for pick-up. phone-in orders require at least 1 hour to prepare.

the restaurant.

we are excited to offer you a variety of authentic italian fine food products at our restaurant: 44 e. ridgewood ave. stop in for a snack, lunch or dinner. We hope you’ll feel like you’re stepping into italy when you walk through our door.

the current restaurant menu can be viewed here.

culinary party.

would you like to learn how to make a delicious meal? we will teach you how to make a meal of your choice! private cooking classes are offered on monday nights from 7:00 – 10:00pm for $85 per person. if you are interested in setting up one please fill out this form with what you are looking for, and we will be in contact with you to set up your party.

Take a look at some of the past cooking classes we’ve done here.

private dinner parties.

we will work with you to plan a fresh, delicious meal for a dinner party hosted at your home for up to 8 people. contact us to find out how you can schedule this.

catering.

don’t let your next event stress you out! we’re here to help you create a party your guests will always remember! let us cater your next party for you! Whether it is a holiday event, a birthday or anniversary party, or a bridal or baby shower we can design a menu that fits your needs. Take a look at some events we’ve catered and some sample menus, then contact us to create your custom menu.

Corporate Lunches.

Did you know that we can cater your next corporate lunch meeting? We’ve worked with local businesses to create fresh, healthy menus for their lunch meeting. They love the flavor, presentation, and menu choices we offer. We will work with you to ensure that every menu detail is taken care of and meets your budget. Contact us today to learn more about how we can cater your next corporate lunch event.

specials

don’t forget to look for special menus or unique plates that we may have for a limited time only. They will always be posted to our Facebook page, so be sure to check back often, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on these special offers!

servesafe.

Our dinners are prepared in a state inspected kitchen and our chef is certified in ServSafe food protection and is a certified food safety manager – to ensure you and your families safety.