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Piccola Italia-Ocean NJ


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Piccola Italia-Ocean NJ

Densell | | Jul 19, 2007 12:16 PM

Seriously people, if you haven't yet gone you are missing out big time! Met friends there last night for dinner and was once again pleased with everything we were given! The food is FANTASTIC and this really is the best restaurant in Monmouth County! To start they give you bruschetta and a plate of olives for the table. They also serve an amuse buche which last night was curried chicken over German potato salad. We ordered a few appetizers for the table-antipasto (in which the vegetables are grilled), fried oysters over a bean ragout (amazing and my favorite thing), and a frisee salad with duck confit atop. Everything was wonderful. They have a complementary wine list as well. For entrees, I ordered a risotto frutti di mare. It was served in a huge bowl overflowing with clams, mussels, fish, calamari and a large king crab leg over perfectly done risotto. My husband ordered a veal chop and the rest of the party ordered porcini dusted scallops, breast of duck with truffle risotto, and a combination plate featuring short ribs and NY strip steak. Everything was raved about. For dessert the table ordered the cheese plate and that was the only thing that not everyone was pleased with (we are cheese lovers and the plate was very basic). Service is tremendous as well, with new glasses brought out when we changed wines and new silverware given prior to the main dish.
They also have a bar area with full service for dinner that is very nice. Can't wait to go back already!
If you are looking for really great dining, you really need to check it out! BTW-it's off Rt35 in Ocean on W. Park Avenue in Cobblestone Village. YUM!

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