Waldwick, NJ - January 8th, 2019
I had a delicious meal here a few days ago on a Sunday. What can I say? It was totally worth the wait! First off, the place from the outside is very inviting and stylish. The front entrance is floor to ceiling windows looking into the warm and modern dining room. The hanging lights over the bar area are a definite draw to come in if you are walking by outside. We were greeted by a very friendly host who opened the door for me. He politely guided me to my table, where I was sat at a table that was a partial booth with chairs on the other side. I didn't sit in the chairs, but I sat in the booth part that was very spacious and comfy. The tables are nice and big, and look like they might be reclaimed wood, but not too rustic, just the right amount polished. The speaker was above us, but at a perfect volume so we could chat.We ordered several dishes, which were all delicious, but the best were the Octopus, which I would normally not want to eat, but it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The Pizza Bianca, the dough was fluffy but also just the right amount of crispy, and super yummy with unique flavors that worked. Also the Creste de Gallo, if you like garlic and sausage, you will LOVE this dish. I can't wait to go back and try more of the dishes and also see what else the might be adding to the menu since it seems like they will have rotating menu items depending on the season.The pace of the meal was perfect as well, not too fast and not too slow. The prices were good for such a fine dining experience, range from about $22-$35. Which is about seems about average, especially since they restaurant itself is such a great ambiance,with sleek and modern decor. The owners clearly they put a lot of time, effort and money into designing such a beautiful space for dining.Even though it was fine dining, it wasn't stuffy feeling. The server brought us extra plates so we could share our meals, which we definitely wanted to! It's also so warm, inviting and spacious, that you can feel comfortable bringing your children. There is plenty of space for kids to sit, or roll up a stroller. There was actually a couple children sitting behind us, and the family told us they also had a great experience. I didn't order a drink or have desert, because I was so satisfied with my appetizers and main courses. Next time I will save room!I took a trip downstairs to the bathrooms. They are very spacious, smelled lovely, and warm and very clean. They even had a basket of goodies with lotion and feminine products, so thoughtful!The open kitchen is also very cool to check out. You can see all the cooks working hard making your delicious food! Check out the pink brick oven pizza too, looks straight out of Italy! Overall, it was a great experience and I'm looking forward to going back. The management was very friendly, as were all the servers and bussers. I definitely recommend trying this place. I know they are opening a wine bar downstairs and a rooftop bar in the summer, which I will definitely try both when they open!