OK, the last time I did an actual review it was back at the start of the summer and we were at Luke Palladino’s restaurant in Northfield, NJ. I mentioned that I went there NOT wanting to like it due to some, less than pleasant previous attempts at garnering a reservation. The truth is, the food was just too good to not like.

In attempting this “catch-up” on reviews I am going to have to limit myself to mini-reviews until we get back to the present so I will conclude the Luke Palladino review by simply saying everything was very good and one item was GREAT.


It was the gnocchi. I don’t recall how it was prepared those few months ago but it was right up there with Chef Alex Capasso’s gnocchi at Blackbird in Collingswood. This dish alone would have made it worth the 45 minute drive.

The place is small. The tables are tight, but the food is first-rate.


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