Tutta Pesca Moving to Former Northern Soul Space on 1st Street in Hoboken

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In what felt like a heartbreaking blow to the Mile Square restaurant scene, last month we shared the news that Tutta Pesca would be closing its doors {goodbye, lobster ravioli}. But, in a very fortunate turn of events, the news just broke that Tutta Pesca will instead be moving to the former Northern Soul space {located at 557 1st Street} in Hoboken —  here’s what we know so far.

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The Closure + The Move

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Hoboken Girl caught wind of Tutta Pesca’s “closure” back in June after seeing a photo of a “For Sale” sign in the window, tipped off by several readers and an employee. The sign read “for sale by owners.” Of course, we got in touch with an inside source to confirm the news and it was true — Tutta Pesca had officially closed its doors at its 155 3rd Street home.

Our source shared with us that the restaurant’s owners made the decision to close its doors back in March, prior to the statewide mandatory quarantine. They also told us that the owner, Mike Caracappa, was intending to sell the building itself, rather than the business {at the time, Hoboken Girl reached out to Caracappa to confirm, but received no comment}.

But fast forward to July and there is good news once again. According to Tap Into, Tutta Pesca is in fact simply moving house — the restaurant will be taking over the former Northern Soul space at 557 1st Street {currently, Northern Soul can be found at 700 1st Street — we know, lots happening on 1st Street}.

While Tutta’s 3rd Street space was for sale, the owners were simply making moves to purchase its new 1st Street home, and are we glad that they did {we can enjoy lobster ravioli once again!}.

There’s no word yet on what the new space will entail as the owners haven’t responded to any media outlets’ emails, but Tap Into reports that there will be a “significant redesign of the commercial space.”

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About Tutta Pesca

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Thanks to the Caracappa family, Tutta Pesca has and will now to continue to leave its mark on the Mile Square by serving top-of-the-line seafood imported from Boston, Jessup Maryland, Philadelphia, and the Fulton Fish Market. Mike truly takes it to the next level by serving sought-after classic Italian and seafood dishes for both lunch and dinner — so guests can eat something delicious and indulgent for every meal.

The restaurant has humble beginnings that grew to a serious set of accolades — including Top 100 Best Spots to Dine by Open Table, which brought diners from all over the metro area to the cozy, hidden spot.

In the dining room of the 3rd Street Space, there were a limited number of seats, adding a layer of exclusivity and intimacy to the dining experience. In fact, there was a time limit for each table {90 minutes for 2 people, 120 minutes for 4-6 people, and 150 minutes for 8 or more people}. As for just how exclusive the new locale will be {especially with seating}, that is still TBD.

The Menu

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At its new space, we can only hope that Tutta will be serving its same top-notch menu that was on offer on 3rd Street, but only time will tell. The restaurant is known for its Italian-style seafood menu. Most meals on 3rd Street began with some fresh bread and wine {brought by the crew – as the restaurant was BYOB} with house-made olive oil for dipping.

Of course, this locale is known for more than just its delicious bread. From the raw bar to the apps and entrees, the food at Tutta was {and likely will still be} delicious and the seafood was clearly freshly caught. Some of those delicious dishes served at its previous space included appetizers such as the baked clams and shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, and a decadent parmesan-panko crusted wild halibut accompanied. A real show stopper on the previous menu was Tutta Pesca’s traditional risotto ai frutti di mare  — a big bowl of risotto, clams, calamari, scallops, and mussels.

And while the previous restaurant was BYOB, it is still not yet confirmed if the new 1st Street space will be BYOB as well.

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Seafood in Hoboken

Tutta, of course, isn’t the only place to dine on fresh seafood throughout the Mile Square. Sirenetta Seafood + Raw Bar is taking over the former Maxwell’s location in Hoboken. The restaurant is the brainchild of Lombardi Bistro LLC {aka the company owned by Gabi Lombardi, of Sorellina — right across the street} and will be opening sometime *hopefully* in the summer of 2020. But until that day comes, we’ll simply continue to be excited about Tutta’s relocation news.

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