One of the most beloved Italian spots in Downtown Jersey City will be calling it quits after almost a decade in business as Pasta dal Cuore will be hosting a final dining service over the coming days.
“Over the years we had an incredible time and served our community with love and dedication,” said a social media post from Pasta dal Cuore owner Elena Cartagena, which noted the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce that this will be [Pasta dal Cuore’s] last weekend.”
Authentic homemade pasta is the name of the game at this BYOB spot, which Cartagena opened after studying at the International Culinary Center in New York City. She later honed her pasta craft in a small Italian village near Parma before launching Pasta dal Cuore, which sports everything from ravioli, spaghetti, pappardelle, linguine, and fettuccine on their menu.
The restaurant is known for featuring several gluten-free options and was noted for their popular to-go counter that offered fresh pasta and homemade sauces for sale. Pasta dal Cuore will join Iron Monkey, Just BeClaws, and Corgi Distillery as Jersey City businesses that shut down this month.
“I am so grateful to our community for the opportunities we had to host wine dinners and private events, wedding rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries and marriage proposals,” Cartagena continued in her sign off post.
Pasta dal Cuore will be closed on January 18, but will re-open for service at 5 p.m. on January 19 and 20. Their final day of business will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday January 21.
Whether you have never been or are a long-time customer looking to say goodbye, might we suggest you grab a bottle of your favorite wine and stop by this BYOB restaurant one more time at 527 Jersey Avenue this weekend.