Your Favorite: Italian Restaurant

We want to know: What's your favorite place in Wayne that serves Italian food?

Patch is starting a new features this week: “Patch Favorites,” where you can vote on your favorite local business in Wayne in a different category presented each week.

This week we're looking at Italian restuarants. Which one is your favorite? Did we miss your favorite restaurant? Tell us in the comments below. You could also tell us what's your favorite dish or meal that the establishment serves.

Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments below, and reviews on Patch Places, our local directory. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

The restaurants to vote on include:

Editors Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Michael February 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM
What about Amore Cucina on Ratzer Rd? I would put that in there before Bensi. Bensi is a chain it is almost like putting Olive Garden in the voting.
Michael February 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM
My vote is for Amore Cucina on Ratzer Rd? I would put that in there before Bensi. Bensi is a chain it is almost like putting Olive Garden in the voting.
Daniel Hubbard (Editor) February 27, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Michael, Amore Cucina has been added to the poll.
Lorraine March 01, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Love Love Love Positano. They have had consistently great food and great service for many years. And I'm not the only one who loves it - there is always a line out the door any weekend night. The food is definelty worth the wait.
Dawn Montelbano Cox March 01, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I love having romantic lunches, with my husband during the week, at Da Vinci's. They never disappoint!
Al Scala March 01, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I think both restaurants are very good. I have never had a disappointing meal at either and the service is very good at both. They are different from each other and both have their strong points, but both are very good. The atmosphere and ambiance is different at each, however both are very enjoyable!
Barbara March 01, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Positano has the best pizza in Wayne
eyes wide shut March 01, 2012 at 07:04 PM
To be honest there is not a really GOOD Italian restaurant in town. If anyone thinks Aldo's is good, then they do not know Italian food. One must leave town to find a really good Italian place, just like one must leave town to find a good bakery..Bensi? wow. Thats like an Italian MacDonalds..You won't find many true Italian-Americans at any of the mentioned places. But may leave town and try places like Nicola's in Totowa or even better is LuNello's in Little Falls..
Al Scala March 01, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Nicola's is over rated and overpriced. It's too dam noisey in that place. You can't even hear yourself think.
maryanne March 01, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Nicola's is top-notch.
Pad March 02, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Positano's is the best. Service is excellent. Family owned and the food is out of this world. Alfredo & Gus are excellent waiters. Lorraine & Steve make you feel like you are part of the family. Vodka sauce is tremendous and also the house dressing. You won't be disappointed at all. Lorraine & Steve live in Wayne and also support many charitable events and also Wayne's volunteers. They are committed to Wayne and its residents.
eyes wide shut March 02, 2012 at 01:52 AM
if price is your concern then stick with places like Bensi. You do get what you pay for. Kinda like comparing Shop Rite to Market Basket..There is NO substitute for QUALITY
Al Scala March 02, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Eyes wide shut....When price far exceeds what you get in return, then price is my concern. The atmosphere sucks at Nicola's and it's too damn loud! If you like it, you eat there.I don't eat at Bensi's.
Al Scala March 02, 2012 at 12:49 PM
DaVinci's is very good as well. The food is very good and the service excellent. It's a different from Positano's. Since they have opened, my wife and I go there about once, maybe twice a month. The food is consistently very good, the service excellent, and it has nice ambiance. Positano's is very good as well. It's been open much longer and the food is consistently good and the service excellent. It has a following and there are a sream of steady customers, especially on Friday nights. Steve and Lorraine are wonderful hosts.
Jacalyn Lombardi March 02, 2012 at 12:55 PM
What about Novelli
eyes wide shut March 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Al you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I have never, ever had a bad or even average dinner at Nicola's thats why myself, family and friends keep going back. There is no substitute for quality. If you are into "pizzeria" type food then so be it.
Lorraine March 02, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I agree Positano has been a long standing supporter of the Wayne community. They are constantly doing fundraisers. They helped when there was the fires at the apartments on Berdan. Just this week they did a fundraiser for St joes. Not only do they have great food but they are truly part if our community. Did I mention their homemade salad dressing is to die for :)
Former Valley Gal March 02, 2012 at 03:02 PM
No Gencarelli's on the Lake? I've never had a bad meal there, and the staff is always friendly with good service. I actually went to Amore Cucina last week. Their food was not wholly impressive, and I felt the prices were on the high side. Won't be returning there, as there are much better places (with better prices!) in Wayne.


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