Ristorante - On a tip from a friend I
discovered Mama Tucci in Madison, NJ, and had a very
positive experience when I reviewed it back February
of 2005. It takes a lot to get me back into a
place that I have previously reviewed, but I felt compelled to visit the new
relocated Mama Tucci in Livingston, NJ, because my first
visit was memorable. Mama Tucci's has grown
and taken a delightful second floor space in
the new Livingston Center. Anyone who has read
my reviews knows how tough I can be on a
but it's always fair and brutally honest. I can
honestly say, without question, that the new
Mamma Tucci is as good as the old one and in many
respects, even better. It is much improved because of the larger indoor space and a
beautiful outdoor private terrace, complete with large
tables and heaters for seasonal dining.
I decided that it would
be nice to stop by for lunch since my last lunch at
the old location was so good. I went with a
grilled chicken panini sandwich which was loaded with
flavor, perfectly cooked and accompanied by a very
fresh and perfectly dressed baby arugula salad.
My guest had an apple and gorgonzola thin crust pizza
which was in her words, "out of this world."
Mama Tucci's is a BYO restaurant filled with passion in its superb food,
service, and elegant yet very comfortable surroundings.
It's a real delight that after so many years of
reviewing places for Jersey Spin I found such an
inspiring place. If someone does find fault
with this place the problem may well be theirs, not
Mama Tucci's. -
Jersey Shadow -