Third trip there this weekend was the best ever.
This is fast becoming our favorite NJ Italian restaurant. The specials were highlighted by a fried zucchinin flower blossom that were crisp and crunchy with a hint of sea salt on the outside with sweet and creamy filling. Simply delicious.
Followed by an arugala and pear salad with drizzled aged balsamic dressing that had some fresh accasciato cheese from Tuscany.
My meal concluded with one of the ravioli specials -a spinach and riccotta filled purse with gorganzola sauce - the other raviloi special that was offered that night was a veal and cheese raviloi with lamb ragu that our friend had that he simply loved.
Other diners enjoyed the bruschetta - a version made with eggplant that is a knockout - home made lasgane (noodles just burnt on the edges) that was so big my wife happily could not finish and it made for a great treat for us while watching the golf tournament yesterday - a swordfish entree that was eaten to the last bite and a special of bolagnese sauced homemade flat noodled pasta that I was dying to drop my fork into but alas, no invitation to do so was offered by my mom. She too preserved most of hers for a hearty Sunday meal!
IMHO a serious candidate for the best new BYOB restaurant to open in NJ this year.
Address - 102 Ave of Two Rivers, Rumson, NJ 07760 ·
Phone - 7327413880
No web site but facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ristora...