From her Tiny Kitchen, Chef Carmela Suppa Serves Tasty, Traditional Italian Fare
Â By Sally Deering
Â Nestled among the storefronts on Avenue â€œCâ€ between 25th and 26th Streets in Bayonne is Carmelaâ€™s Piccola Cucina, a cozy little Italian restaurant that serves hearty, home-style dishes from Northern and Southern Italy.
In Italian, Carmela’s Piccola Cucina means â€œtiny kitchenâ€ but thatâ€™s the only thing small about the place. Owner and Chef Carmela Suppa cooks serves up hearty portions of homestyle dishes that are delicious and seasoned just right.
â€œYou know when you do something you enjoy, you donâ€™t think about anything else,â€ Suppa says, taking a break from her work at the stove. â€œEverything I make is cooked to order.â€
Â Carmela’s Piccola Cucinaâ€™s menu includes Antipasti like the tasty Calamari served tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside and with a choice of mild or hot sauce; Caprese Stacks, which is Roasted Eggplant, Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes; Stuffed Mushrooms with Roasted Peppers; and Antipasto Rustico, a Selection of Dry Meats and Sharp Provolone cheese. ($6.50-$8.95)