Light-as-air wood-fired crusts, fresh, homemade mozzarella, artisan salumi, crisp salads, and an upscale ambiance— it all adds up to one amazing, mouthwateringly delicious experience the whole family can enjoy.
S. Egidio (named after a Saint that is popular among Southern Italians) is the newest addition to the Ridgewood dining scene. The pizza is un-be-live-able – thin with a scrumptious crust (we ordered the Margherita, served with San Marzano tomatoes, homemade Fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil for $12) and we also enjoyed the Rucolina salad (baby arugula, shaved Parmigianino, milled black pepper, fresh lemon and with lemon pepper shrimp for $15) along with the Salscicca (fresh pork sausage topped with smoked mozzarella and shaved black truffle Carpaccio –
wow! – for $13). Oh, and Nutella Pizza for dessert was a huge hit with our girls for $12). The food was very fresh and meant to share. Both the hand-tiled pizza oven and the chef hail directly from Naples (ensuring that the food is a fabulously authentic Italian experience) and the décor is rustic and cool, with a festive, relaxed vibe. It’s a small space (just 30 seats inside, with another 18 outside on the way) with an open kitchen area where the pizzas are prepared in front of the wood stove.
Our advice: Go early (last time we went there was a line to get in) and order a bunch of different appetizers and pizzas to enjoy as a small group. Right now S. Egidio is open for dinner only (opening at 5) and plans to add lunch in the next few weeks. This is definitely THE place to try right now. Buon Appetito!
Carla Sullivan is the Dining Editor for Bergen Mama and the creator of the website MiniMunchers.com, a guide to family friendly dining in NYC. She lives in Bergen County with her three kids (who also love to eat!)
17 North Broad Street
(no phone number or website as of yet)
Not accepting reservations at this point