If Italian food was an Olympic sport, New Jersey restaurants would be sporting gold medallions. The Garden State rises above most other places in the nation when it comes to the best Italian food.

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Since we have a multitude of delicious possibilities to choose from, finding a hidden gem Italian restaurant in New Jersey is a very valuable find.

In my opinion, there is no better Italian restaurant than the great family-owned one that has been around for a long time. It's the place where, as soon as you walk in and take a sniff, you are transported to your childhood kitchen on a Sunday morning.

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When you find one of these cherished places, it's almost your duty as an Italian food lover to share it with everyone on the planet, and I have found one of these places. Now it's time to share.

This small restaurant is nestled in the heart of the lovely town of Point Pleasant Borough, just minutes from the soft sand and crashing waves of Point Pleasant Beach. At this quaint restaurant, you immediately feel like family. And the food tastes like the best cook in your family made it.

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I would love to keep this place my little secret, but I just can't do that to you. You have to pack the family in the car and get to Graziano's on Route 88 in Point Pleasant Beach.

Everything and I mean absolutely everything, on their menu is amazing, but I truly believe you'd be doing a disservice to yourself if you don't at least try the Chicken Parmigiana.

Grazianos
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When you go make sure you say hi to Marcello. If you forget, I'll remind you. I'm sure I'll be there. And by the way, they are now open for lunch.

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