Vesuvio’s Restaurant Welcomes Nick’s Place Bar and Italian Bistro- A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name!
By Pam Teel
Mayor Gary Dorfman had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in late September, welcoming the opening of the new additions to Vesuvio’s Restaurant in Millstone Township. Nick’s Place Bar and Italian Bistro features two newly renovated rooms; a bar room and a fine dining area.
Those who frequent Vesuvio’s often, know of the loss the Costagliola family suffered not so long ago when owner and patriarch, Nick, passed away. His dream was to one day expand his restaurant and add a bar room. Sadly he didn’t get to see it happen. His family would have felt like they let him down if they didn’t make an effort to see that his dream became a reality. “I wanted to finish things right for my dad,” Nicks son Frank stated. “We all wanted to find a way to honor him.”
Nick’s Place Bar and Italian Bistro does just that. Continuing in their father’s legacy, Vesuvio’s has always been there for their com- munity. In times of need, during storms and loss of power, they remained open serving food, letting people use the bathrooms, recharging phones, or any other way that they could help out their friends and neighbors. The family restaurant has always been the hub of Millstone since its inception some thirty years ago. They have always made you feel like you are not just a patron but also a big part of their big extended family. Even more so now! Nick’s Place is a place where people can gather, hang their hat for a while, have a great meal, pizza, or just a drink among friends. It’s just what Millstone needed, a place to socialize. A place where everybody knows your name!
With an extensive new menu featuring main Italian specialties and weekly specials from Chef Kevin White, there’s always some- thing fresh and new on the menu. They now also offer burgers and bar food. Last seating for dinner is: Sunday through Thursday 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturdays 10:00 pm.
The new bar room is open 11am-11pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am-12am Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is open for all kinds of parties and can hold 50-55 people. They also do off premises catering. You can check out all services offered on their facebook page at: Vesuvios Restaurant, Millstone Township. You will find the weekly specials on there too.
In wanting to give back to the very same people who frequent their restaurant and allow them to make a living, the Costagliola family would like to personally thank the local contractors that brought Nick’s Place to life. Tony Ciacciotti- Casa Plumbing, James Smith- Jas Construction and Stonework, Mark Primerino- Prims Electric, Paul Palladino- Preferred Electric, and Homegrown Construction- George and Jeremy Truzkowski. A great big thank you for all of your wonderful work!
Stop in, check out the new rooms. Come and be a part of Vesuvio’s extended family. There’s a seat waiting for you! Nick’s Place and Italian Bistro, a great homage to a man who was a friend to all!