Company: Fun, as always. Service: Excellent. Food: As @VikingKaj says, delishus! This is old-school Italian done right – that’s for sure!
Starting with the enormous platter of excellent salami and the other enormous platter of soft cheese and crackers, we were definitely off to a good start (and as promised, drinks courtesy of @NotJrvedivici - thanks again).
We then proceeded to order an insane volume of appetizers and they were worth every bite and every calorie. I’ll let seal describe the mixed hot anti-pasta plate… I still say this is the best eggplant rollatini I’ve ever eaten, and even the fried calamari had us raving! Salad ( served family style) it’s an insane real anchovy paste Caesar dressing followed, and then the entrees-- which we honestly didn’t need at that point! Only photo I took all night was of the pork bragiole special:
That was $32, iirc, and highlights my one complaint, and it’s not necessarily about Jimmy’s, but about most Italian restaurants in NJ-- and the real reason I really think to go out for Italian food. It really grinds me to spend that kind of money for pasta . If that had been a $22 play and my shrimp scampi (FOUR shrimp) had been $16, I’d be singing a different tune. That said, the chicken scarp that’s the only dish @NotJrvedivici orders there was fantastic, and I don’t believe there any complaints about any of the other dishes.
I’m also not the person to talk about desserts, because I only had a taste of the cannoli, which was excellent. I’ll let others chime in about other things! For those of you who keep saying you want to join us, please make an effort to do so! We really do have a great time together.