The Restaurant

when rome native chef claudia rovegno moved to the united states in 2013, her mind was set on bringing a little bit of italy with her. but she wanted to do it differently. shortly after her arrival she started from scratch to provide fresh, homemade, gourmet dinners and baked goods to families through an online storefront. after a year of success and building a strong following, she embarked on her next dream: to open a physical storefront.

energized by her passion of sharing great food with others, chef claudia brings you a unique shopping and dining experience. from scratch combines fine italian food selections and culinary expertise to create a one-of-a-kind grocery bistro where you can come in and feel like you’ve been transported into the slow-paced, culinary world of italy.

we hope you to feel like you’ve stepped into italy when you step into from scratch. our goal is to educate you about the food you are eating and the products you see. we want you to experience the culinary delight you would if you traveled to italy, all here in downtown ridgewood. and, after you’ve been educated and delighted by what you’ve tasted, we hope you take a product home with you to share with everyone you know.

View our current menu.

Come have lunch or dinner. Our hours are:

Tuesday & Saturday: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Read the NY Times Review: from scratch, in ridgewood, focuses on italy’s simple pleasures


Call us at (201) 857-5188 to make a reservation at our restaurant, and don’t forget to BYOB (a fine bottle of Chianti or Amarone will be perfect)!

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!!!

Private Events, Catering & Culinary Classes

We’d love to host your next event or cater your next party! Contact us today to learn more.

We also offer culinary classes with Chef Claudia. Join one of our scheduled classes listed on this page.