Have you snagged a reservation at New Jersey’s most coveted restaurant, pastaRAMEN?
Head to Montclair for an incredible Wafu dining experience…. if you can get in! Chef Robbie Felice is at the helm of pastaRAMEN, a genius restaurant concept from Montclair Hospitality Group that blends Italian and Japanese. Robbie is also the Chef and Restaurateur of the acclaimed establishments Viaggio and Osteria Crescendo, and over the years has brought his talents to several Michelin-Starred restaurants across the globe. If you are lucky enough to be there with Chef Robbie, you’ll get to witness him in his element. Every moment of the meal is curated based on the masterful planning of the Chef and his team.
Reservations open in monthly increments and are a hot commodity. If you are lucky enough to snag one, you’ll be in for a treat. From the moment you walk into the inconspicuous restaurant located off the main street, you are transported into a vibey graffiti hideaway. Music is pumping, the staff is hip and everyone dining is palpably excited that they finally get to go on this dining journey. Pasta Ramen is BYOB so roll in with your favorite drink and be prepared to want the whole menu. The talented team will help guide you through the menu.
Appetizer recommendations include Cold Ramen Insalata; Calamari Fritti; Kanpachi Crudo and the Polpette “Parmigiano” Bao. For pasta the Temomi Ramen Shrimp Scampi and Mochi Ramen Carbonara Tsukemen while main dish favorites are the Pork Chop Scallopini and Black Cod. Many of the dishes are theatrically delivered, such as the over-the-top shower of truffle added to your pasta by your server. Dessert is a must — Bao Bun Zeppoli’s Special.
So why has pastaRAMEN become a phenomenon in the dining scene? Well, it’s the whole dang experience.