Italian in North Jersey
I think Segretos in Tenafly is the best Italian restaurant in Northern NJ. Sometimes the wait staff is a little ragged but the food is excellent. I'd also nominate Grissini's in Englewood Cliffs. Great Eggplant Rollatini (ricotta is delicious) Villa Amalfi back in the day when it was on Anderson Ave. was excellent but now IMHO has deteriorated significantly. I have wanted to try Dinallo's for awhile, just never got there. Love bracioles. Do they have a hard boiled egg in them?
LuNello's Restaurant in Cedar Grove.
While technically in Essex County, it borders Passaic County and is worth crossing over for a dining experience. It's the only place I recommend to Friends for special occasions and business clients
For Old School Rustic Italian, there's Di Palma Brothers.
Again, while technically not in Bergen County, it just over the line in bordering Hudson County.
For a true Bergen County Recommendations for excellent Pasta, pounded veal dishes, steaks and fish,
Dinallo's Restaurant in River Edge. They have the best Pork Braciole I have ever had anywhere. Older Crowd and casual
259 Johnson Ave
River Edge, NJ 07661
For Fine Italian Dining, there is Villa Almalfi in Cliffside Park.