Olivella in North Bergen Adds Lunch
North Bergen’s hottest new Italian restaurant Olivella has launched lunch with focaccia panini, brick oven pizza, pasta and more from one of the country’s top pizza makers Chef/Partner Salvatore Olivella.
Salvatore makes focaccia in house for panini such as Melanzane della Nonna: grilled eggplant, fresh mozzarella and ragu sauce; Uncle Charlie’s Polpette—named after one of Olivella’s owners—with housemade meatballs, fresh mozzarella, ragu sauce, basil and parmigiano; and The Butcher with filet mignon, caramelized onions, smoked mozzarella and a side of truffle French fries. Whole wheat focaccia is also available.
Other lunch highlights include Timballo di Melanzane alla Parmigiana with grilled eggplant, housemade fior di latte cheese and parmigiano reggiano; Polpette della Nonna, housemade meatballs in ragu sauce with focaccia crust covering the crock pot holding the dish; Farfalle di Olivella, bowtie pasta sautéed with smoked Norwegian salmon, shallots, vodka and salmon caviar; Fozzoletti di Olivella, handkerchief pasta with basil-almond pesto, fresh ricotta and San Marzano tomato ragu; and Veal Pizzaiola with cherry tomatoes, San Marzano tomato ragu and melted smoked mozzarella.
Pizzas showcase Neapolitan tradition with a Margherita DOC with housemade fresh mozzarella, imported San Marzano tomatoes and basil; devilishly spicy Inferno with housemade fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, ‘nduja (spicy spreadable pork sausage from Calabria), spicy soppressata (dry salami) and spicy honey; and Don Maradona Snow White with fresh ricotta, housemade fior di latte, garlic, oregano and extra virgin olive oil.
The hours are now Sunday through Thursday 11:30am – 10pm and Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 11pm.
7709 Bergenline Avenue
[photo source: Olivella]