Welcome to Bazzarelli Restaurant & Pizzeria!
Voted one of the 40 best Italian restaurants by NJ.com.
In Memory Of
Joseph Aldo Bazzarelli aka Aldo Bazzarelli, was born on March 19,1947 in Calabria, Italy. Joseph lived in Calabria until 1968 with his Mother, Rosa Veltri Bazzarelli, Father Eugenio Bazzarelli and his three brothers Franco, Salvatore (Egidio) and Massimo Bazzarelli. Aldo met his wife Costanza Mannarino and were married on September 16, 1968 at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola in Calabria, Italy.
In 1968, the couple moved to the United States and resided in Fort Lee, NJ with his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Giovanni and Angelina Mannarino, and Costanza’s brother Giuseppe Mannarino along with Costanza’s grandparents, Salvatore and Filomena Garritano.
In 1970, Aldo’s oldest daughter, Rosangela was born. In 1971, Aldo & Costanza Bazzarelli and Giovanni & Angelina Mannarino opened Bazzarelli Restaurant, which was a small pizzeria which prepared Calabrese Italian food with a flair from other regions of Italy. In 1976, Aldo’s 2nd daughter, Susanna Gemma Bazzarelli was born. In the same year, Aldo & Costanza Bazzarelli and Giovanni & Angelina Mannarino moved across the street to a larger restaurant which is still in existence for 49 years. In 1979, Aldo’s youngest daughter, Denise Filomena Bazzarelli was born.
While in Fort Lee, Aldo had the pleasure of long visits from his parents Eugenio & Rosa Bazzarelli from Calabria, Italy who permanently took residence in the year 1999 in Moonachie, NJ. Aldo enjoyed spending time with his three brothers and all of his nieces and nephews during many family gatherings and special occasions over the years.
As the years passed, his daughters grew up working in the restaurant carrying on the family traditions. In his spare time, Aldo loved to build and renovate homes and enjoyed fishing and especially hunting with his friends. Aldo was a charitable man and always cared about helping others less fortunate than he by hosting special charity dinners. His biggest enjoyment was time well spent with his grandchildren during family barbecues and time at the family shore house in Cape May, NJ. Aldo was loved by all of his employees over the many years because he always considered them family. He truly adored his many customers and gave them a sense of belonging. He always made it his business to know his customers by their first names and remembered all of the important events that happened in their lives. This is why so many customers and friends over the last fews days have reflected upon their wonderful memories with Aldo.
Aldo is survived by his wife Costanza Bazzarelli, his father-in-law, Giovanni Mannarino, his daughter Rosangela Giancaspro and son-in-law, Giovanni Giancaspro and his granddaughters, Dominique Giannia Giancaspro & Veronica Rose Giancaspro. His 2nd daughter, Susanna Gemma Bazzarelli-Teixeira, former son-in-law Rogerio Teixeira and his granddaughter Raquel Maria Bazzarelli-Teixeira. His youngest daughter, Denise Filomena Bazzarelli son-in-law Carlos Moscoso his granddaughter Carissa Moscoso, his grandsons, Carlos Joseph Bazzarelli-Moscoso, Giovanni Aristarco Bazzarelli-Moscoso, and his youngest grandson, Aldo Julio Bazzarelli-Moscoso to be born in July.
Throughout the years, the family grew and filled Aldo’s heart with so much love and appreciation for them. His legacy will live in all who he has touched over the years by his loving and caring presence. Rest in Peace, My Dear Husband, Our Beloved Father, Loving Father-in-Law, Caring Nonno, Dependable Brother, Amazing Uncle, Special Friend, and One-of-Kind Boss
Some Of Our Testimonials
I have been here three times in the past couple of months. Each time it was wonderful! The food was delicious, and the service very attentive.
My fiancé and I just had our rehearsal dinner here on July 16th. The owners, Denise and Aldo, were super sweet and very accommodating. This place has an awesome mom and pop restaurant that makes u feel like ur at home. They have great packages to choose from that are very reasonable in price. The food was fabulous and the amount they gave us was super filling for all. We got the family style package. We were 16 ppl and we still brought back food from our meal. Love this place and the ppl. Keep up the great work!
Going to bazzi's is a Sunday tradition! I absolutely love coming here, especially as a repeat customer. The staff is always super friendly and accommodating. It's like being amongst family here every time. What better place to share a meal then with family! Love love love it here!