Every once in a while, we like to treat ourselves to a "fancy" Italian meal. Usually, we prefer a more casual place, but when we want to dress up and eat in a classy room, Eccola is our local choice.
Located on Rt. 46 in a blue collar town (no offense), Eccola is a bright star. The food - selection, preparation, variety and quality - is first rate. The room is tasteful and has a New York City flair. Service can run from just fair to amazing. Case in point - I ordered fillet mignon rare. It arrived well done (nearly gray). Obviously, I had someone else's order. I could not get our young waitress' attention but a more "mature" waiter zeroed in to my plight and snatched it away and replaced it quickly. Very impressive and I made sure that I tipped him personally for the outstanding service.
This is a very nice restaurant and one of my NJ favorites. The prices are in line with the quality - and I am a cheap skate!
Get on your fancy duds, grab your date and head here for a wonderful dining experience.