MOONACHIE, N.J. -- It’s a simple question: “What’s the most DVlicious Italian restaurant in the county?”
What's the Best Italian Restaurant in Bergen County?
Bazzarelli Ristorante & Pizzeria, Moonachie
Biagio’s Ristorante, Paramus
Trattoria Il Cafone, Lyndhurst
Paisanos Ristorante, Rutherford
Ragazzi Restaurant And Lounge, Norwood
Sounds straightforward, right? But with a dizzying array of options – everything from old-school red sauce joints to modern takes on Grandma’s homemade cooking to trattorias with gourmet pizzas -- the answer can be hard to answer.
We asked for your favorites; five have been narrowed down as part of our contest and those finalists have been profiled this week.
Voting continues until 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
Grab a fork, read on, and let your fingers do the clicking. The winner will receive a framed DVlicious certificate as well as the pride in knowing it offers a taste of Italy close to home.
What Makes It Pasta Perfect: The restaurant is celebrating 45 years in business which has to tell you something. The food is authentic and comes from the heart. Italian-born owner and host, Aldo Bazzarelli is all about pleasing diners with home-style Italian cooking and hospitality, giving folks a "home away from home" feeling.
Worth Special Mention: The restaurant's claim to fame is its fresh, simple ingredients used in both classic and modern Italian dishes, such as Trippa Mediterranea and Pizza al Piatto.