June 24, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
At Mama Roxy’s!!! An italian restaurant in Rochelle Park, NJ.
The menu offers traditional Italian food, including brick-oven pizza with some tasty salads which are simply off the hook!
Taking the place of Austin’s BBQ, Mama Roxy’s opened following a full renovation that took 14 months to complete. The main dining room is a large, open display of tables bordered by booth seating with twin brick ovens at the rear of this level and a bar on the left. At the entryway of the roomy 250-seat space, a large chandelier gives way to a tall ceiling and second level (where we dined) for large events.
All salads and dinner entrées, including pasta, are available in either individual or family style servings. Baked or sautéed shrimp and grilled salmon round out the seafood entrées.
Brick-oven, thin-crust pizzas are available in 12- and 16-inch sizes, with toppings that include mushrooms, spinach, prosciutto, meatballs, anchovies and kalamata olives. White pies made with mozzarella or ricotta and calzones also are available. Salads include the Mama Roxy, which can be made with chicken, salmon or shrimp, as well as a Sicilian salad made with mozzarella, roasted peppers, olives, capers and anchovies. Along with the usual fried calamari, a popular appetizer is Mama Roxy’s chips, fried eggplant and zucchini served with homemade cucumber yogurt dip.
At first I wasn’t thrilled with my girlfriend Marsha’s choice to dine at Mama Roxy’s but in the end, it was well worth a good meal.
Located down the street from the Parkway exit and entrance to the Garden State Plaza, Mama Roxy’s provides cozy, casual Italian dining, so if you’re ever in the mood for good italian food and fine dining; check this place out.