Front St. Trattoria: Authentic Italian on the Jersey Shore

Front St. Trattoria: Authentic Italian on the Jersey Shore

For 30 years, Front St. Trattoria has been bringing gourmet pizza to Red Bank, N.J. The historic neighborhood, quaint setting and cozy dining room, and authentic Italian menu is sure to please anyone who walks through its doors.

Front St. Trattoria boasts an impressive menu, complete with appetizers, salads, entrees and pastas, specialty pizzas and calzones, sandwiches and homemade desserts. Visitors with varying tastes are sure to find something that can satisfy any craving at this authentic Italian eatery.

Start off by enjoying a unique appetizer like the Grilled Chicken Pesto Quesadilla, served in a spinach tortilla with Monterey jack cheddar and caramelized onions, or the Jumbo Spinach Ravioli, featuring ravioli filled with butternut squash, red peppers and ricotta cheese, topped with garlic sage butter and grana padana cheese.

For those seeking fresh greens, try the Chicken and Broccoli Salad, with grilled chicken, broccoli, cucumber, tomato, sun-dried cranberries, red and white cabbage and caramelized walnuts served over mixed greens with a mustard tarragon dressing.

For the main event, Front St. Trattoria offers up many traditional Italian dishes. The Fresh Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli is served with tomato, corn and basil in a fresh herb and seafood broth, while the Chicken Breast “Trattoria” Style pairs a lightly breaded chicken breast filled with ricotta cheese and baked parmigiano style over fresh homemade linguine served in homemade tomato sauce.

And for a contemporary twist, try the Meatless Meatballs, made with eggplant a Portobello mushrooms over whole-wheat penne and homemade tomato sauce. Or the “Grilled” Cheese Ravioli brushed with olive oil, herbs and reggiano parmigiano cheese then toasted on the grill, served with homemade tomato sauce.

Front St. Trattoria offers gluten-free linguine for those with gluten allergies.

trattoriaFor the pizza lovers, Front St. Trattoria offers thin crust pizza, specialty pies, and their famous stuffed crust pizza. The eatery uses fresh mozzarella on all their pizza, and offers whole-wheat and gluten-free crusts.

The Four Seasons thin crust pizza features a sampling of the restaurants most popular pizzas; arugula, margarita, tomatillo and butternut. For a more classic specialty pizza, try the Five Cheese pizza, with gorgonzola, provolone, pecornino romano cheese, mozzarella and reggiano parmigiano.

But Front St. Trattoria is most famous for its stuffed pizza, deep dish-style pan pizza filled with mozzarella cheese, plus stuffings of your choice. The pizza is then topped with an additional layer of crispy pizza dough with the homemade tomato sauce served on the side.

Visitors can go with the “Standard,” featuring mozzarella, Parmesan, herbs and spices with mozzarella, or can make their own with the many toppings offered. Choose from anchovies, artichokes, broccoli, meatballs, onions, pepperoni, hot peppers, ricotta, sausage, sun-dried tomato, zucchini, and many more.

Bring a bottle of wine to this BYOB restaurant and enjoy a nice evening out in Red Bank, N.J. With pizzas and pastas galore, Front St. Trattoria is the perfect setting for a romantic night out, or a family-friendly dinner experience. No matter what the mood, Front St. Trattoria is sure to satisfy everyone!

 Front St. Trattoria

Location: 31 W. Front St., Red Bank, NJ
Visitors: Locals, tourists
Attire: Casual
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun., 4 to 9 p.m.