Jersey Spin - October, 2008
Inside This Edition: New
Jersey Food Reviews By The Jersey Shadow: Bona Vida Osteria in Summit, NJ and
Ritz Diner in Livingston, NJ
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if you like! - Jersey
Much larger than Mama Tucci in Madison and smaller than Mama Tucci in
Livingston, Bona Vita Osteria is comfortable and cozy with an old school
feel to match the old building. Affluent Summit also is a great place for
"try number three" with heavy foot traffic and not totally impossible
parking. It's also a good area for walking with many bustling shops.
Great meals continue and on this day I decided to try the Italian Chicken
Salad special complete with perfectly dressed greens shaved parmesean
cheese and of course flavorful cold grilled chicken breast. My guest went
with an Italian flat-bread sandwich comprised of salami, roasted tomatoes,
mozzarella and dressed with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette. The sandwich was
served with arugula dressed with the same balsamic vinaigrette -- all very
The story here is way more than the food, which in and of itself is
memorable, and has been consistently delicious over the years. Underneath
all the great food and impeccable service beats the heart of an undying
American Dream built on a solid product of culinary excellence backed from
the start with thoughtful and appreciative service.
Bona Vita Osteria is quite fortunate to have a chance to build a future in
such an affluent place such as Summit. Diners will undoubtedly feel
appreciated and delightfully satisfied with the experience. Bon Vita
Osteria is quite a mouthful name-wise and one not too easy to remember,
but you won't forget the great food and service.
Bona Vita Osteria
37 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901
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