lI Tavolo di Palmisano: Cooking Up Family Recipes in Hoboken

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Hoboken is known for many things, including great Italian food. Whether you want to dine out, get delivery, enjoy a large homestyle meal, or just have some apps and a glass of wine, the options are endless. But, even though we’re filled with amazing local spots, that doesn’t mean we don’t have room for more delicious Italian family recipes. {Let’s be honest, there is always more room for Italian food.} One of the newer Italian eateries to join the Hoboken community is Il Tavolo di Palmisano, located at 700 Clinton Street, which opened right before the pandemic and truly hasn’t gotten the love it deserves just yet — so here we are.

Il Tavolo di Palmisano creates authentic, Italian family recipes with a modern spin, and you can dine inside or outside for brunch, dinner, or dessert right now — or, you can enjoy their homestyle dishes delivered right to your door. They are now serving weekend brunch with unique cocktails and have some seasonal specials that you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to learn more about this family-inspired Italian restaurant, Il Tavolo di Palmisano, in Hoboken. 

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Owner Frank Palmisano grew up in Hoboken right on 4th and Monroe Street. He is a former Hoboken Fire Battalion Chief and has over 45 years in the restaurant business. Frank has always had dreams of opening a welcoming restaurant with his family and featuring their historic recipes as a nod to the generations that came before him. Il Tavolo means “the table“, in Italian, and growing up in the Palmisano household the table was always the place for the family to gather. Frank wanted to bring the same comforts of his family home into this new space. 

Frank partnered with his brother, Fr. Peter Palmisano, in opening this new space. Peter also grew up in Hoboken but instead of getting into hospitality, he became a Priest and Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Virgin in Garfield. Even though Peter isn’t involved in the day-to-day operations, he and Frank came up with the feel and idea for the space together. 

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Il Tavolo di Palmisano officially opened in February 2020, but like all other service-based businesses, it had to make some major shifts to continue to service diners during COVID-19. Now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as take out and delivery, diners can expect authentic Italian dishes with a rich history. And, the back dining room has a large table that seats up to 14 people, great for small gatherings. The room is filled with photos from the lives of everyone in the Palmisano family, paying homage to everyone that inspired the menu and feel of the space. 

italian restaurant hoboken

italian restaurant hoboken

Behind the Scenes

Clinton Armes is the Executive Chef at Il Tavolo di Palmisano. Taught by his grandmother and mother how to make classic Italian dishes, he’s brought the family’s Pugliese history into the present-day recipes. A master of improv, specials are Clinton’s favorite dishes to prepare. {TIP: Don’t miss out on Sunday gravy, fresh fish, and whatever else is new and interesting to him will be added to the menu, so it’s always a fun surprise}. Clinton has previously worked at Maggie’s and Biggie’s Clam Bar and was head chef of Stinger’s Classic Grill for 10 years. 

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Diners will see Robert Hoff, the GM, around the restaurant making sure everything is running smoothly. Robert has been lifelong friends with Frank and loves working with his extended ‘family’ — known to make all guests feel important and comfortable. His background in management and personal love of food equates to a manager who is passionate about his work.

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New Specials to Try

During the month of October on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00PM-8:00PM, try any of the restaurants four different bruschettas and a bottle of Zonin, the house wine, {in a choice of red or white} for just $26. It’s the perfect happy hour to put a cap on your workday.

Il Tavolo di Palmisano is also now offering brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM to 3:00PM with great new additions to the menu. 

italian restaurant hoboken

italian restaurant hoboken

Reservations

Call the restaurant at 201-345-5980 to make a reservation for brunch or dinner. Il Tavolo di Palmisano is located at 700 Clinton Street in Hoboken.

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Morgan is a career copywriter and copy editor with a background in small business marketing. Her professional work has been across many business verticals such as medical, web security, health + wellness, lifestyle, and consumer goods. She also had an original play produced at the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken in June 2019. When not writing, she can be found in Sephora buying unnecessary amounts of makeup or teaching a yoga class at the Hudson Yoga Project. She works from her home office in Hoboken with her rescue dog Bowie.