Best Modern Italian Cuisine, 2014:
Sometimes modern means traditional done well. To wit: the grilled whole fish at Soffritto Italian Grill. A drizzle of oil, a spritz of lemon and a sprig of rosemary remind us all over again what great food can be. Indulgences like salmon stuffed with crab imperial in lobster sauce with tomatoes and shrimp close the case.
Branzino, snapper, sole or something else, Soffritto keeps it simple—a drizzle of oil, a spritz of lemon, and a bit of smoke from the grill. Nice.
Fresh, eye-catching pesce is the hallmark of Soffritto Italian Grill, where chef Antonio Ramos is known for his deft touch with fish, and filets whole fish (from bronzino to orata) tableside on Wednesday nights. A wall-length copper water feature, stone fireplaces and artistically plated dishes create unforgettable visual appeal.
Earth, air, fire water—it’s all at Soffritto Italian Grill. The restaurant scores big points for the stone hearth and fireplace and towering waterfall alone. But all the beef, veal, chicken and seafood classics are offered, as well as fun pastas such as ravioli in pesto. Trust us: You’ll feel like you’re dining a world away from Newark.