What's Your Favorite Italian Restaurant in the Tri-Boro?

Whether you go there for pasta or for pizza, tell us what's your top choice.

What's your favorite Italian restaurant in the tri-boro?

Our inaugural Best of Patch contest kicks off this week and we want to know your favorite Italian restaurant in town:

Voting in the poll below is open until Friday at 9 a.m. We will announce the winner Friday at noon.

So vote for your favorite Italian restaurant and tell us in the comments what makes it so special.

Editor's note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

An February 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Aj's pizza is the best around. Very large proportions at reasonable/cheap prizes. Lots of options and very nice workers and friendly/homey environment :)
Majlinda Sela February 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
AJS Pizza has not only the most delicious mouth watering pizza, but the dinners are amazing as well. This is deffinetly my top pick. Its a must. :)
Richard Dean February 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM
We like Ferati's, located at Boonton Ave at the intersection of High St., Kiel Ave and Park Place. It is actually the oldest continuous pizzeria in the Tri-Boro area albeit under various owners and names. Back in the 1950's it was Casa Di Pizza on Main Street (part of what is now Vanderhoff Heating & A/C), then became Tom's Pizza Inn during the mid 1960's moved to the Boonton Ave location about 40 in the early 1970's then became Steve's Villa for a number of years, Buono Apetito for a very long time, Aroma Pizza in the early 2000's (which moved from Wayne) and then Ferati's about 2 years ago. It is a small cozy place with only 5 tables but that doesn't matter because we usually pick up or get it delivered.
D February 29, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Positanos all the way! Fresh and delicious. Giovanni's is a close second. I don't understand those that say Bella Sera- tried it twice and yuck!
Adam Solkolski February 29, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I love Aj's pizza is yum yum yum! Errybody loves Aj's duh!
Richard Dean February 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
AJ's items are very good, that I can not deny. Their delivery is often estmated at 30 to 45 minutes but then it's at our door in 10 to 20 minutes. The big problem why we stopped ordering from AJ's is that they by their own admission are very heavy on the garlic in everything requiring sauce, saying they don't even have sauce without it -- which is too bad because members of my family including myself are, let's say, allergic to garlic. Also whenever we've placed our order, the call taker usually has to put us on hold multiple times to answer another line, a testament to their popularity. Because of that, despite AJ's delicous products, our first choice is Ferati's and second choice is the Butler location of the growing Anthony Franco chain.
tk _njwayne February 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM
i think the local pizzeria's will have some competition once coney island pizza in Riverdale opens up soon!!!!!
Doc March 01, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Giovanni's Place is the best because it is a true "Mom and Pop" Italian eating experience - the kind you find in the best trattorias and osterias in Italy - where tourists are rarely seen. Home-made, fresh soups, pasta, pizza, pastries, and one of a kind Sicilian specialties. Mangia!
Steve DeAngelo March 01, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Aj's? San Giorgios is easily the best, if you haven't been there you have to check it out. 2nd best would be Postianos.....
Jaime March 01, 2012 at 04:45 AM
If I had too choose it would deff b Dannys pizza in bloomingdale delicious food and great service :)
Richard Dean March 01, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Aren't we lucky to have so many Italian style restaurants whether eat in or take out in our area? Many parts of country only get chains like Pizza Hut, CiCi's, Papa John's etc. Having said that our kids would love to have a CiCi's close by with their $5 per person all you can eat pizza buffet but there are only a handful within 90 minutes of our TriBoro area.
Mary Ann Russell March 01, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Giovanni's has the best selection of "homemade" Italian Food - when you eat there it feels like home - relaxing - warm and staff is "welcoming"
edward March 01, 2012 at 09:41 PM
want authenic italian food with a peaceful and relaxing environment, reasonable prices and delicious food? try giovannis place, which offers any thing from the best pizza in town to a homemade italian meal. everything is fresh and always tastes great
Alyssa Grosso March 01, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Giovannis Giovanni's GIovannis! It is the single best Italian restaurant around! The prices are great, food is phenomenal, and atmosphere is very comfortable. The only thing better than the food are the owners, Melina and John! Vote for Giovanni's everyone!!!!!
Patti Aquino Grosso March 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Giovanni's Place!!! We Love it!
Marc March 01, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Danny's all the way! The pizza is the best around without any doubt. If you think the any of the others then you haven't tried the pizza. Authentic scicilian experience, and a warm environment. And it's a plus that he is actually from Italy
aj March 02, 2012 at 01:00 AM
just so you know....we do have a sauce without garlic sometimes the new phone persons don't know to ask they just assume.....we have a 3rd phone line that no one calls 973 283 4331.very rarely do we put people on hold on that line...and online ordering ...where your never are put on hold...thank you
aj March 02, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I've never heard of san giorgios until this article came out i had to google it ..guess they don't advertise much....its a good thing we have patch.com get the word out
phil March 02, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Dannys pizza is delicious!!
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:03 AM
feratis sucks
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:06 AM
feratis sucks they do like 4 deliverys on a friday!!!!
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:08 AM
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:09 AM
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:15 AM
welll id have to say aj's pizza is by far the best pizzaria in new jersey SO TO ALL U HATERS OUT THERE KEEP HATING !!!!!!!!!!
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:19 AM
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:29 AM
ken March 02, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Jessica March 02, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Ken needs to get a life and stop critizing everyone. Put your nice comments about where like to eat and shut up. You're actually giving aj's a bad name by the way you talk.
editor March 02, 2012 at 07:57 AM
True story..
Richard Dean March 03, 2012 at 12:02 AM
AJ, I am glad that you now have sauce without garlic. But I did ask the question in person when I was picking it up about a year or two ago and the person I was speaking with was one of the adults in charge. We will give it a try. Thanks.


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