With more than 30 years of experience serving gourmet pizza, pasta and salads, the Front St. Trattoria has become a staple to Red Bank's downtown dining scene. From it's authentic Italian menu, to its cozy dining room with exposed brick wall and quaint seating, the Front St. Trattoria is an old-time neighborhood favorite all ages have come to enjoy. Bring a bottle of wine, savor a homemade, antipasto, grilled calamari salad, calzone, stuffed pizza or fresh homemade pasta dishes. Don't forget to save room for the made-fresh daily desserts! No matter what your mood, the Front St. Trattoria continues to bring some of the best in Italian dining to downtown Red Bank.
I have the winner! I have tried the new places and I have been a regular of the established area restaurants featuring pizza. There is one undisputed standout and that is THE FRONT STREET TRATTORIA. Here is my favorite pie: Front Street's TOMATILLA TOMATO AND PLOBANO PEPPER PIE. It was hard to choose one pie out of the excellent and creative selection of thin crusts they offer, but if I have to, the Tomatilla is it. Reasons: Consistency. Every time I go to FST my pie is excellent - it is never a hit or miss experience. The ingredients are so fresh - the corn, peppers, roasted tomato seem like they just came in from the farmer's market. The crust is always crisp and tasty. The seasoning is perfect. A very strong runner up is "Val's Favorite" - delicious eggplant, ricotta and tomato sauce. Sometimes we get both and take home the rest for a treat later. I love that FST will do individual pies or family style sizes. Pizza can be thought of as an "indulgence" - and Front' St.'s pies are certainly rich and delicious - but their emphasis on fresh, unprocessed and top grade ingredients make their pies more than a guilty pleasure. And...don't get me started on their "House" Salad - bow tie paste, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, fresh greens and the best balsamic dressing I have ever had ANYWHERE. Love my Front St!