Dining Italiano with Frankie and Dino on the Juke!
By Sally Deering
The Barge Inn is a warm and cozy Italian restaurant on the corner of 3rd and Monmouth Streets in Jersey City that offers lovers of Italian cuisine authentic family recipes in an atmosphere that makes you feel like you were invited to dinner at a friend’s home. And that’s just the way Linda and Peter “Bitzy” Paldino and Linda’s brother Richie Marto, who oversees The Barge Inn’s bar around the corner, want you to feel.
Linda and Bitzy have been married 31 years and not only are they partners in life, they’re partners in business. They have a son Richard who is a Detective on the East Orange Police Force for 6 years. Bitzy and Linda have worked side-by-side for many years and they even created one of the house specials named for him: Pork Chops Bitzy served with potatoes, onions, sweet and hot peppers ($22). The menu and a blackboard of daily specials offer variations of seafood, meat and poultry dishes that are cooked to order and made with fresh ingredients delivered that day. Continue reading The Barge Inn offers Fine Italian Cuisine in a Cozy Downtown Jersey City Neighborhood Bistro