Talking with aged mom last weekend and she went w/ a Russian church group to the Olive Garden on Rt. 18 and she loved it. Now she wants to take us when we visit, from Maine, on the 21st. Middlesex County has soooo much good dining that we don't have up here in the icy far north, that I don't want to waste a meal at Olive Garden (I suffer from chainophobia,). We used to eat a lot at Covello's, in Sayreville a lot, but have not been satisfied the last few times. I need some recs. for good, moderately priced, southern Italian, restaurants in the Sayreville-South River area. Help me please! Isn't there a good Italian place around Ryder's Ln.? Thanks!