VINCENZO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT: FROM THEN TO NOW…
and the outcome has been over and above expected in a positive way.
The customers that Vincenzo’s had from “day one” followed and brought others along with them. The patrons who come in range from once a week for pizza, to those who come in on nights for dinner. Vincenzo’s has a wide array of desserts and, as a result, people even come in just for coffee and dessert. Vincenzo’s has a following of people who come in and know their servers. Some of the servers have worked at Vincenzo’s for 10+ years. Some people are in high school, and some attend college. Others have another job and they do this as their second. Many patrons come in and ask for specific servers because they know them by name and by face. Point is that Vincenzo’s gives back to the community and hires from within, priding itself on being extremely family and local-friendly.
Vincenzo’s Ristorante is a family owned Italian restaurant
located in the Smithville courtyardsof Galloway, NJ. The
establishment has impeccably delighted it’s patrons since
The restaurant started in the Super Foodmart shopping
center, and moved out to it’s present location in 2009.
Vincenzo’s is now located at 28 South New York Road –
otherwise known as Route 9, which has resulted in even
greater visibility for the establishment. Vincenzo’s is able to accommodate a lot more now,
Vincenzo’s is a notable as the favorite afforable go-to
Italian restaurant in the Smithville area of Galloway, NJ.
To get right to it, just go right to our menu. we have an
array of pasta dishes with all kinds of sauces, “homemade”
specialties such as lasagna, seafood, chicken and meat
entrees prepared every which way you can imagine.
Antipasti, Eggplant Rollatini – made with thin slices of sweet
eggplant wrapped around melted parsley-flecked cheeses
that oozes onto the plate. Topped with a wonderfully light
tomato sauce and just the right amount of garlic in it. The
clams casino tender, each one crowned with a savory bread topping tweaked with finely minced aromatic vegetables and a small piece of bacon that adds a hint of smoky flavor.
Both the long-stemmed artichoke hearts and the mushrooms are stuffed with tasty crab imperial filling. The mushrooms have a peppery finish that give them extra flare. The house salad – a cold, crisp mix of romaine and iceberg lettuces studded with grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, calamata olives and a smattering of purple cabbage. Enlivened by a creamy red wine vinaigrette is just delicious.
There is no shortage of pizazz in the entrees, especially the ravioli ala Vincenzo’s. The Frutti di mare comes with loads of goodies from the sea perched atop a mountain of spaghetti with chunky, fresh basil-laced red sauce. The clams, calamari, mussels, jumbo shrimp and scallops are all impeccably cooked, with plenty of jumbo lump crabmeat. The crusty seeded Italian bread you will use to sop up the sauce comes from one of the revered Atlantic City bakeries. The ones that produce the kind of breads you can’t stop eating, even when you’ve had enough. A terrific, velvety pumpkin cheesecake, with a seasonal gingerbread crust, a mixed berry cream tart (imported directly from Italy) are just one of the fine desserts.
Done in earth-tone colors, the decor here is clean
and simple with a trattoria feel to it. Two side-by-side
dining rooms are bursting with wooden tables and
chairs and some comfy booths. Ceramic tile flooring
complements the restaurant’s European style.
Vincenzo’s is a family friendly restaurant done right.
Whether you’re feeding two people or 20, it may
become your favorite spot for dependable Italian
food made with lots of care. Plan to take home leftovers.
I’m sure you will.
– By TAYLOR YARBOROUGH, Press Restaurant Critic, pressofatlanticcity.com
– By Anthony Bellano (Patch Staff) – March 3, 2012 9:19 pm ET