Buyer loyalty and a track record for good quality food items have sustained Antimo’s Italian Kitchen area in Hopewell Borough through the pandemic.
With indoor eating in New Jersey restricted to 25 p.c of each restaurant’s capability, the concentration is on contactless curbside pickup, says owner Antimo Iovine.
“Ninety-5 p.c of our organization is curbside pickup,” he said, due to the fact reopening just after the preliminary condition-ordered closure at the start out of the pandemic.
Buyers get their foodstuff and pay back online, park in a spot designated for pickup, pop their trunk (making guaranteed there is area for the food items) and simply call the cafe to let them know they have arrived. Personnel members convey out their foodstuff and put it in the trunk.
On the cafe web-site Iovine assures his consumers that he and his employees are taking additional safety measures for cleanliness and sanitation while providing the identical high quality food they are acknowledged for.
Iovine explained he has manufactured only a few variations to his menu of pizzas, clean and conventional pastas, seafood, salads, subs, burgers, wings and soups mainly because his dishes vacation and reheat very well.
“Most of our clients are living nearby so their meals stays heat,” he said, adding that any of the hot dishes can be reheated in a microwave, oven or toaster oven.
“Each dish is built to buy,” he stated, which assists them continue to be fresh new.w
Some of Iovine’s consumers still choose to dine indoors at the trattoria/pizzeria, he said, which provides him an occasional opportunity to chat with them. “I skip my buyers,” he mentioned, considering the fact that he no lengthier has the possibility to see most of them. But most of all he wants them to continue to be safe and sound, and curbside pickup is the most effective way to guarantee that. Chatting can resume when daily life returns to usual.
Antimo’s Kitchen is known for its slender-crust pizzas and Previous World-fashion signature fresh pasta dishes, seafood and soup together with his classic vegetarian pasta e fagioli.
New pasta dishes manufactured making use of many of the recipes he uncovered in his mother’s kitchen area with a significant assortment of raviolis. They provide 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.
Common dishes involve Bella Napoli with do-it-yourself sausage, spinach, sunshine-dried tomatoes and white wine Francese with rooster or shrimp in a light-weight egg batter with lemon, butter and white wine sauce hen parmigiano, chicken piccata, and scarpariello with chicken or veal, sausage, roasted peppers, mushrooms and marinara.
Iovine’s pizzas include things like Brooklyn type, as well as slim-crust favorites including Margherita, grilled veggie, bufala mozzarella, Trenton tomato pie with light-weight cheese, and arugula with prosciutto and refreshing mozzarella. Gluten-free of charge crust is accessible for an up demand.
Antimo’s Italian Kitchen opened in 2005 in a compact purchasing center in Hopewell. Its clientele has developed steadily at any time due to the fact, many thanks to a menu produced with treatment and a employees that adheres to superior specifications. It need to be close to extended soon after the pandemic fades into historical past.
Antimo’s Italian Kitchen area
- 42 East Broad St., Hopewell
- 609-466-3333, antimositaliankitchen.com
- Several hours: Solar.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Credit rating Cards: Most key.
- Cost: Appetizers $13-$18, salads $11-$16, pasta $16-$32, pizza $12-$27.
- Curbside pickup desired