Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge, the most talked-about new dining destination in Burlington County, announced it would open its doors and welcome guests for the first time on Monday, December 19. Lunch will be served from 12 pm – 4 pm; dinner will be served from 5 pm – 11 pm. Reservations by phone are required for dinner (609-262-0110).
Managing Partner William Burris brings more than 45 years of innovative entrepreneurship in restaurant ownership and operations to Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge. He is the founder and co-owner of several of the most popular and successful restaurants in Beach Haven, including the Black Whale Bar & Fish House, Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, and Bird & Betty’s — which has also been voted one of the best nightclubs in New Jersey.
“Ristorante LUCCA is destined to be the go-to place to meet for the legislatures, lobbyists, lawyers, union leaders, and other business leaders who live in or frequent the area. Located on a main thoroughfare close to the state capital in Trenton, this a very feasible venture,” said Managing Partner William Burris. “The restaurant was conceived to be a special place where you can dress for the occasion, enjoy a terrific culinary experience, and move into the piano lounge after dinner.”
The kitchen will be led by one of Italy’s most revered culinary authorities, Chef Maurizio Piccolo, who has spent more than 40 years working in the kitchens of some of the most renowned restaurants in Italy and around the globe. General Manager Giuseppe “Pino” Algeri also brings decades of experience managing successful restaurants in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
The venue’s elegant Piano Lounge will be led by Music and Entertainment Director Dean Schneider and feature nightly piano scores as the perfect backdrop to an elegant dining experience and a night on the town. Music will begin nightly at 6 pm and continue through 11 pm.
Ristorante LUCCA’s wine program features an ample library showcasing exclusively Italian wines expertly curated by Sommelier Daniel Bossi. The top-tier nature of Ristorante LUCCA’s wine program is endorsed by the Caterina de Medici Society, which celebrates Italian culinary excellence with an appreciation for classic cooking methods and the pairing of fine wines. All wines served at Ristorante LUCCA have been rated over 90 points.
Proper attire is required at Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge to maintain an enjoyable atmosphere for all guests. When visiting the dining room and piano lounge during dinner hours, jackets are required for men, and the appropriate equivalent is required for women. During lunch hours, business casual attire is acceptable.
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Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.