• Fresh Seafood in Hoboken: A Visit to Tutta Pesca

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    What’s better than a local fresh fish market? One you can actually dine at, of course, and that now exists in the Mile Square. Tutta Pesca is both a fish market and restaurant in Hoboken serving up fresh seafood that is sure to please — oh, and to make matters even better, this spot is also BYO — #score. Take a peek inside our visit to this relatively new restaurant and run, don’t walk {and make sure to make a rezzie — seating is extremely limited}, to this new Hoboken seafood spot.

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    The Atmosphere:

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    Upon walking in to Tutta Pesca, you will be standing in their fresh fish market where you can casually walk into to buy fresh fish for your own cooking needs. If visiting for dinner, you will head upstairs to the dining room. There are a very limited number of seats, so it is absolutely necessary to make a reservation. Tip: They are on Open Table, but a credit card is required to hold it.

    The Food:

    Dinner started off with some fresh Italian bread and wine {brought by the crew – it’s BYOB} with house-made olive oil for dipping. Note: this olive oil was one of the best we’ve ever tasted. Kid you not.

    If seafood is your thing, this place will not disappoint. From the raw bar to the apps and entrees, the food is delicious and the seafood is clearly freshly caught. We ordered a variety of seafood dishes including:

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    Apps: Baked Clams {the stuffing was to-die-for} and Shrimp Wrapped in Prosciutto {the scampi sauce underneath was beyond — the waiter saw us basically licking the plate clean so he offered us more bread to dunk. Not all heroes wear capes.}

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    The Parmesan-Panko Crusted Wild Halibut {recommended by waiter} was delicious, flaky fish served with mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe. On the side — a secret lemon sauce accompanied the dishes, which if given the chance, you’ll most likely pour on EVERYTHING because it’s just that good.

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    The dish above was Graten Flounder stuffed with crab meat, yellow + red peppers + parmiggiano — the waiter recommended to only order this if you are *starving* and he was correct. It was such a huge portion and quite filling.

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    If you cant decide and are pretty much craving all the seafood, go with the Tutta Pesca Traditional Risotto Ai Frutti Di Mare. A big bowl of risotto, clams, calamari, scallops, and mussels — you will be satisfied and very full.

    For Dessert: The tartufo and creme brûlée were decadent enough to keep us coming back for more. The tartufo was creamy, and everything you’d want when ordering this classic Italian ice cream dish. The creme brûlée was a classic and the fresh berries added a nice {and delicious} touch.

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    fresh seafood hoboken tutta pesca

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    The Service:

    The staff is extremely kind, professional, and truly know their seafood. When asking for recommendations, the waiter gave many and truly knew what he was talking about — everything we followed his advice on was decadent and delish.

    The small atmosphere also helps with the service, since with a very low number of tables, waiters are not overwhelmed and can cater to each party. Despite there being a time limit {90 minutes for 2 people, 120 minutes for 4-6 people, 150 minutes for 8 or more people}, our group of four was not rushed whatsoever, and we were able to enjoy our food and take our time. Please note: This was also on a less-busy Tuesday night.

    Have you been to Tutta Pesca? What did you think? Share with us in the comments!

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


    2 comments

    • Looks like they didn’t enact their “90 minute rule” per table for dining…funny how they don’t advertise this prior to seating and only pick and choose which tables to enforce it at. Especially interesting when they choose to enforce it as guests JUST RECEIVED their entrees…….

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    • Food is great but we were rushed out. Also our waiter served our wine to the table next to us. 90 mins is not enough time to eat. Not sure I’ll ho back again.

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