Hoboken’s Tutta Pesca is Now Open for Lunch

Ah, seafood, a delicacy that many of us wish we could enjoy daily. Luckily, that dream is about to become a reality thanks to Tutta Pesca in Hoboken. Located at 155 3rd Street, this top-notch Italian-American seafood restaurant is now offering lunch for the first time since 2017. Whether you are craving fish and chips or a premium steak dinner, Tutta Pesca has you covered. Read on to learn more about this neighborhood staple and their revamped lunch menu.

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About Tutta Pesca

Thanks to the Caracappa family, Tutta Pesca has left its stamp in the Mile Square by serving top-of-the-line seafood imported from Boston, Jessup Maryland, Philadelphia, and the Fulton Fish Market for the last four years. The full-service fish market is located on the ground floor and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. 

Beyond its seafood market, however, Tutta Pesca is known for its seriously delicious seafood menu that diners can enjoy. From savory lobster ravioli to appetizers like tuna tartar, this local spot can satisfy almost any seafood craving. With only 13 tables in-house, getting a dinner reservation here can be tough due to the tasty menu {that’s high in demand}. Enter — lunch service.

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It’s no surprise that demand for the sought-after classic Italian and seafood dishes has led the owner, Mike Caracappa, to expand the restaurant by offering lunch with its own exclusive menu from 11:00AM-4:00PM. After 4:00PM, the kitchen then transitions to begin serving the dinner menu. The lunch menu began being served as of December 18th.

The Menu

The lunch menu will consist of soups, salads, sandwiches, and sides. For those looking for something light, opt for the soup of the day or the Tutta Pesca traditional Italian salad or the Cesar salad {the salads can be topped with your choice of salmon, fried calamari, blackened tuna, or garlic shrimp}.

For those who come in with a bigger appetite, sandwiches can be found on the menu too. Get the shrimp po boy sandwich or the lightly breaded flounder sandwich, or order the grilled tuna sandwich {no matter what you order, you won’t be disappointed}. Of course, no lunch menu would be complete without some side orders — opt for the French fries, coleslaw, or a pickle.

Tutta Pesca’s Awards

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It can be hard to shine in such a highly-competitive industry, but Tutta Pesca quickly won the hearts and bellies of locals. This year alone has been a memorable year for the restaurant as it has won several notable titles both locally and nationally. Some of the accolades include Hoboken Girl’s “Best BYOB Spot” in our Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2019 awards, Forbes “Best 100 restaurants in the Country” in 2018, and Open Table’s “Top 100 Restaurants in America.” 

Aside from their mouth-watering dishes, Tutta Pesca is known for its service and romantic atmosphere. Each morning, the seafood that stands out most at the Fulton Fish Market is what owner Mike brings to the restaurant. This is the reason for the famously unpredictable menu. The waiters memorize each menu item and make spot-on suggestions based on your interests. Everything about the restaurant from their atmosphere to their dishes is timeless, yet modern.

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The 1950’s vibe, Sinatra faintly playing in the background, and cozy dining room set up provides the perfect intimate setting for a date night or just a night out and a great meal with a good friend. 

With over 90 years of experience in the seafood industry, the Caracappa family offers a uniquely tailored dining experience that will leave you thinking about your next visit before dessert is served. 

Will you be trying Tutta Pesca for lunch? Let us know in the comments! 


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Victoria is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken Fire Museum/Hoboken Historical Museum, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.