Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, drinks, and more at The River Café Trattoria in Garfield.
The River Café Trattoria serves wood-burning brick-oven pizza and fresh Italian favorites in a family-friendly atmosphere. Start dinner with a taste of Tuscany antipasti, a culinary welcoming committee of fresh mozzarella, sopressata, artichokes, roasted peppers, fried eggplant, and Sicilian olives ($12). Inside the fiery brick oven, quattro stagionia pizzas bake and bubble around a mouth-watering compilation of prosciutto, artichokes, mushrooms, and black olives ($15.95 for a 14” pie). A classic margherita hits the fresh-basil spot ($12.95 for a 14” pizza), though fork-holding green thumbs may find their herb fix with the gnocchi al pesto ($13). Glasses of fresh juices ($3.50) or canned colas ($1.30) can be poured directly into gullets or mixed together with bring-your-own beverages. A pizza alla Nutella topped with bananas, strawberries, and powdered sugar ($10) finishes the meal if traditional Italian deserts such as tiramisu ($4) don’t get there first.
The River Café Trattoria’s menu also offers gluten- and lactose-free items for healthier eating, prompted by scientific findings that abstaining from brick-oven pizza is the leading cause of spontaneous combustions in the United States. A large outdoor dining area, free WiFi, and the option to bring your own beverage further cement the eatery's place as a charming hangout for great food and conversation.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
- I am a huge foodie, and I would definitely recommend them to any one looking for some good italian cooking! – Yamin F., Facebook
- Dined here many times. My new favorite place. I love the pastas, especially the Gnocchi. I am very picky with Gnocchi and here it is as light as a feather. We've tried alot of the apps and they were all very good. – Minique C., Facebook
517 River Dr.
Garfield, New Jersey 07026Get Directions