Category Archives: South Jersey restaurants

Back to Tavro 13 in Swedesboro for a birthday feast

It’s been a while since I’ve been back to Tavro 13, a restaurant I had enjoyed greatly in the past when I visited several times in 2013, not long after their initial opening. We just don’t eat out a lot locally (I’m more of a home cooking enthusiast except when I’m on the road), which is why it’s been so long since we’ve been back.

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Toscana in Mullica Hill now closed…and one mystery post finally solved.

Just recently, I learned that local Italian restaurant Toscana in Mullica Hill has closed its doors. According to the note now posted at their former website, the closing is due to a disagreement with the landlord. Patrons are encouraged to visit A’Pizze in Swedesboro, their sister restaurant where many of the staff will now be found.

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A preview of Marc Vetri’s Osteria in Moorestown

Marc Vetri at Osteria Moorestown

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Lugo Cucina E Vino at the Revel in Atlantic City

Last night the sweetie and I were in Atlantic City to catch Depeche Mode at Revel’s Ovation Hall (excellent concert, btw, but I’ll be reviewing it elsewhere!). We took “the backroads” to avoid the Labor Day shore traffic, and to enjoy a leisurely dinner first. The only Revel restaurant I’d been able to get us reservations at for the evening was Lugo Cucina E Vino, which I knew very little about. Still, the menu looked promising and certainly up sweetie’s alley given the promise of housemade mozzarella and fresh pasta dishes. Overall I thought it was a very nice meal with some surprisingly good food! I would be happy to go back there again, especially before a show at Ovation Hall.  Last time we were at the Revel we tried The Mussel Bar, which we both also enjoyed quite a bit. So that’s two for two at Revel for us.

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Cherry Hill Mall Restauant Week Preview at The Capital Grille

“Restaurant Week” promotions are becoming increasingly popular throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding regions as a way to draw dining customers in to sample different restaurants at discounted prices. I’ve written in the past about my mixed feelings for Philadelphia’s Restaurant Week, so I haven’t made it a point in the past to try the South Jersey Hot Chefs or Collingswood versions. But yesterday I had the chance to sample some of the menu items for Cherry Hill Mall’s first-ever Restaurant Week at one of their participating restaurants: The Capital Grille. All in all it was a lovely experience and I enjoyed just about everything I tasted.

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