Went to a holiday party last night at Via Roma III on Route 88 in Brick. I didn't know what to expect, as I knew it only as a pizza place...but the food was absolutely fabulous. Their fried calamari was the best I've ever had...the batter was similar to tempura and the calamari was beyond tender. Also stellar were the stuffed artichokes. The flounder and shrimp francaise was incredible...light and fresh with just a hint of lemon. The pasta, chicken and veal dishes were equally good.
We'll be going back soon! :)