Oodles of Noodles
The Pasta Shop, a new Italian spot in Denville, is a carb lover’s paradise. The restaurant’s seasoned chefs make their offerings—from linguine and thin spaghetti to rigatoni and ravioli—by hand every day. Alongside classic fare like linguine with clams and rigatoni with vodka sauce and prosciutto and peas, there are unique dishes like squid ink spaghetti with spicy king crab. Meanwhile, antipasto options include sweet bruschetta toast topped with ricotta, black truffle, walnuts and honey, and a kale and spinach salad with pomegranate seeds and yogurt dressing.
The Pasta Shop, 13 1st Ave., Denville, 973.253.4143, THEPASTASHOPDENVILLE.COM
Pierogies House, one of Morristown’s newest downtown establishments, is serving up authentic pierogies made from recipes passed down by the owner’s grandmother. You can order traditional dumplings filled with potatoes, cheese and sauerkraut or try outside-the-box options like “Philly cheesesteak” and “spinach and feta.” Ask to have your order topped with caramelized onions, applesauce or bacon bits…or all three if you’re looking for extra flavor! Vegan patrons don’t have to miss out—the restaurant offers meat- and egg-free options filled with lentils, mushrooms and onions.
If pierogies aren’t your dish of choice, try a fresh beet salad, potato pancakes or cabbage stuffed with pork and smothered in tomato sauce—there’s something for everyone at Pierogies House.
Pierogies House, 145 Morris St., Morristown, 973.432.8270, PIEROGIESHOUSE.COM