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Step Back in Time for Old World Italian Cuisine at the Barge Inn Restaurant in Jersey City

Barge Inn Restaurant corner of 3rd and Monmouth in Downtown, Jersey City
Barge Inn Restaurant corner of 3rd and Monmouth in Downtown, Jersey City

WHAT JERSEY CITY RESTAURANTS USED TO BE

By Sally Deering

Inside the barge inn restaurant Jersey City  Few Jersey City restaurants look like they did back in the day; and very few were around in the 1960s like The Barge Inn restaurant a little jewel in Jersey City’s crown. The Barge Inn serves Italian cuisine made from recipes handed down through generations. That’s why the food is so delicious – it’s authentic.

Bitsy and Linda owners of Barge Inn Jersey City pose with Chef Joey Marti
Owners “Bitsy and Linda Paldino with Chef Joey Marti

Owners Linda and Peter “Bitsy” Paldino run the restaurant which Linda’s dad John Marto opened in 1969. Linda remembers when Anne Polaro, sister to former Jersey City Mayor Anthony Cucci painted the murals depicting Italian scenes on the restaurant’s walls.

“Mayor Cucci was a friend of my dad’s,” Linda says. “I watched her do them; it took her two weeks.”

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