Italian Restaurants in Fords

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Panico's

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Chefs plate artistically crafted seafood and Italian dishes including homemade pastas, sauces, and fishes deboned tableside.

Half Off Italian Fare at Milano Grille

Bridgewater

$40 $20

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Indoor or outdoor seating accompanies dinners of sautéed mussels, gnocchi with salmon and fresh asparagus, and veal milanese

Up to 58% Value Papa John's Pizza

Monroe

$37.46 $17

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

Up to 52% Off at Alfonso's Family Trattoria Pizza and Restaurant

East Brunswick

$40 $20

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Choose from more than 21 gourmet red and white pizzas, veal or chicken dishes, seafood specialities, or plates piled high with pasta

Up to 51% Off Italian Cuisine at Trattoria Bel Paese

Cranford

$40 $20

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Classic Italian dishes such as veal piccata, fried calamari, and salmon with smoked mozzarella

Half Off Italian Food at L&D's Sapore Ravioli & Cheese

Middlesex

$30 $15

Nearly 100 kinds of pasta, including homemade lobster with champagne-dough ravioli; 15 freshly made sauces; and a breaded-veal sandwich

Up to 53% Off at Mamma Mia Pizzeria

Hazlet

$25 $12.50

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Chefs shower crusts with sausage, fresh mozzarella, and homemade sauce and layer subs with Boar's Head meats

Half Off Italian Food at Cafe Spezia

Ashley Plaza

$30 $15

Veal medallions, grilled North Atlantic wild salmon, and eggplant parmigiana highlight a menu of Italian entrees and house-made pasta dishes

Half Off Italian Food at Rick's Italian

Lambertville

$40 $20.99

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Celebrated chef Alex Cormier infuses gnocchi, veal parmesan, calamari, and other Italian staples with European influences.

50% Off Organic Italian Food at Naturale Cucina

Englishtown

$20 $10

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Fired in the terra-cotta brick oven, organic pizzas can be cooked to a crisp golden-brown; vegan and gluten free options available

50% Off Pizza at Villabate Gourmet

Manalapan

$30 $15

Italian favorites and fresh-made pies with inventive toppings such as the barbecue chicken pizza and the eggplant parmigiana pizza

Half Off at Buon Appetito Restaurant

Bayonne

$50 $25

Chefs stock their menu with elegant Italian staples, including housemade ravioli with portobello-garlic cream sauce and veal parmesan

Half Off Pizza at Goodfella's Bayonne

Bayonne

$30 $15

Italian restaurant specializing in brick-oven pizza made with signature semolina dough, fresh mozzarella, and homemade sauces

50% Off at Goodfella's Old World Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta

Dongan Hills

$30 $15

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Enjoy award-winning brick-oven pizzas and Italian entrees and pastas in a bistro setting or at home

Up to 56% Off a Mozzarella-Making Class

Multiple Locations

$180 $79

Students learn to make mozzarella while sipping wine and tasting imported cheese

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Bensi

Whitehouse Station

$30 $16

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Each day the chefs roll pizzas by hand, blend handmade soups, and whip up housemade sauces to pour over made-to-order Italian cuisine

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At The Original Primo Pizza & Grill, chefs whirl handmade dough and whole, peeled tomatoes into a variety of thin-crust pizzas. While the menu includes classic standbys such as the hawaiian pizza, customers can also create their own perfect pies from toppings such as garlic, mushrooms, pepperoni, and sausage. What really shines through, however, is the restaurant’s large selection of specialty pies: buffalo-chicken pizza is topped with chicken and zesty buffalo sauce; Nutella pizza with brown and powdered sugar; and the American-style pizza gets topped with steak, peppers, onions, american cheese, and a pervasive dislike of the metric system.

While pizza dominates the menu, diners can also explore traditional Italian entrees, including dinner specialties such as chicken scampi, veal milanese, and spaghetti with clam sauce.

654 Amboy Ave
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

739 Rahway Ave
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

81 Main St
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

The pizza slingers at Papa John's toss each doughy discus by hand, and top their signature sauce with decadent mozzarella, fresh vegetables, and quality meats. Pie Picassos design two pies with up to two toppings each, and can commission a portrait of baby portobello mushrooms and spicy italian sausage posing against a backdrop of chewy crust or forge a blend of three cheeses smattered with crispy bacon. Tongues tiring of pizza's circular logic can take between-bite breaks with a side of breadsticks or parmesan-garlic breadsticks. A splashy two-liter beverage keeps taste buds on their toes. Order online to arrange a pickup or delivery, or visit a Papa John's location to dine right where the cheese sticks are harvested.

759 Saint George Ave
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

The artful chefs at Fratelli toss and serve classic Italian cuisine alongside generously topped brick-oven pizzas. Appetizers such as red or white mussels ($9.95) or stuffed mushrooms ($6.95) ready incisors to take on more substantial spoonfuls and slices. The expansive menu enflames widening pupils and stomachs with all-day entrees, including the veal spiedini—stuffed with salami and provolone and bathed in a white wine sauce ($16.95)—and the oven-baked capricciosa pizza—bedecked with italian ham, artichokes, and hot salami jockeying for space on a 12-inch disk of crisp thin crust ($14). Seafood selections such as zuppa di clams ($15.95) or shrimp parmigiana ($15.95) warrant bottles of imported and domestic beer ($3.50–$4), house wine ($5 per glass), and water that's as free as a pardoned jailbird.

27 Seguine Ave
Staten Island,
NY
US

Pasquale’s Ristorante Italiano crafts house-made pastas, entrees, and decadent desserts for an elegant, old-world menu of Italian favorites. A clutch of pan-seared scallops and shrimp spill over an umami-laden porcini risotto ($20.95) like a gift from a mermaid secret admirer left on the shore, and boneless short ribs with a port-wine glaze recline on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes ($20.95). Light-as-air gnocchi hopscotch through bolognese sauce studded with mascarpone cheese squares ($13.95). A slice of Nonna’s cheesecake, finished with raspberry puree, puts a ricotta exclamation point at the end of savory meals. Homey floral arrangements and warm, golden walls meet sleek booths and a streamlined full bar in Pasquale's dining room, suiting moods ranging from casual to extravagant. Reservations are recommended.

1655 Oak Tree Rd
Edison,
NJ
US