Shopper loyalty and a track record for top quality food items have sustained Antimo’s Italian Kitchen in Hopewell Borough throughout the pandemic.
With indoor eating in New Jersey limited to 25 per cent of every restaurant’s capability, the target is on contactless curbside pickup, says operator Antimo Iovine.
“Ninety-5 % of our small business is curbside pickup,” he mentioned, due to the fact reopening after the first state-ordered closure at the begin of the pandemic.
Clients order their foods and pay back on-line, park in a place designated for pickup, pop their trunk (producing confident there is room for the foodstuff) and get in touch with the restaurant to permit them know they have arrived. Team users deliver out their foodstuff and set it in the trunk.
On the cafe site Iovine assures his customers that he and his personnel are taking extra safety measures for cleanliness and sanitation when featuring the similar top quality meals they are known for.
Iovine claimed he has manufactured only a handful of changes to his menu of pizzas, new and conventional pastas, seafood, salads, subs, burgers, wings and soups simply because his dishes journey and reheat effectively.
“Most of our customers are living nearby so their foodstuff stays warm,” he reported, adding that any of the very hot dishes can be reheated in a microwave, oven or toaster oven.
“Each dish is created to purchase,” he said, which will help them stay clean.w
Some of Iovine’s buyers still decide on to dine indoors at the trattoria/pizzeria, he stated, which gives him an occasional prospect to chat with them. “I miss my consumers,” he mentioned, due to the fact he no for a longer period has the likelihood to see most of them. But most of all he wants them to remain safe and sound, and curbside pickup is the best way to assure that. Chatting can resume when existence returns to normal.
Antimo’s Kitchen area is recognised for its thin-crust pizzas and Outdated Entire world-fashion signature clean pasta dishes, seafood and soup together with his traditional vegetarian pasta e fagioli.
Contemporary pasta dishes built applying numerous of the recipes he realized in his mother’s kitchen with a significant wide range of raviolis. They give lobster in pink product sauce, spinach with alfredo or tomato sauce, and squid ink (black pasta) which is served with clams, scallops, crab and arrabbiata sauce.
Traditional dishes include Bella Napoli with selfmade sausage, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and white wine Francese with chicken or shrimp in a gentle egg batter with lemon, butter and white wine sauce chicken parmigiano, rooster piccata, and scarpariello with chicken or veal, sausage, roasted peppers, mushrooms and marinara.
Iovine’s pizzas contain Brooklyn type, in addition thin-crust favorites including Margherita, grilled veggie, bufala mozzarella, Trenton tomato pie with mild cheese, and arugula with prosciutto and clean mozzarella. Gluten-totally free crust is offered for an up charge.
Antimo’s Italian Kitchen area opened in 2005 in a modest purchasing heart in Hopewell. Its clientele has grown steadily ever since, thanks to a menu created with treatment and a staff that adheres to large criteria. It really should be close to prolonged just after the pandemic fades into history.
Antimo’s Italian Kitchen area
- 42 East Broad St., Hopewell
- 609-466-3333, antimositaliankitchen.com
- Hrs: Sunlight.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Credit Cards: Most key.
- Price tag: Appetizers $13-$18, salads $11-$16, pasta $16-$32, pizza $12-$27.
- Curbside pickup desired