Armando Talocco, Sr. arrived in America from Rome in 1961 in hopes of prosperity and progression. Even though he had a humble upbringing, he was determined to be successful. He labored for two years and saved all his money and in 1963, he opened his first business, Pizza Eva, in Flushing, Queens. Pizza Eva was a success
and in 1966, Armando expanded his vision and opened another pizzeria in North Bergen, New Jersey. Because of his superior recipe for pizza sauce, and his knack for keeping all of his customers satisfied, seven years later, Armando Sr. and his son Armando Jr. opened Pizza Chef on Main Street in Fort Lee. Pizza Chef celebrated unprecedented success. In 1979, with hard work, and a lot of tenacity, Armando Sr. and Armando Jr. together with his wife Linda decided to bring his vision to a grander scale by opening Armando's Italian Restaurant on 144 Main Street in Fort Lee.
Armando Talocco is a true connoisseur of fine wine and Northern Italian cuisine. He has received rave reviews from the press
as well as his loyal customers regarding his unique signature recipes that make Armando's restaurants one of a kind. His
wife and partner, Linda Talocco with her creative talent and cutting edge marketing ability offers impeccable style to their
business's ambience making Armando's Restaurants always a fresh experience. Now, at Armando's Tuscan Grill, the same
great team will compliment each other once again for another winning project.
With over 30 years of success at Armando's Restaurant in Fort Lee, the Talocco family,
by popular demand, has decided to open
another business, Armando's Tuscan Grill
in River Vale, New Jersey. Eager to bring
great food and a warm atmosphere to another location, but this time focusing on an open
kitchen concept with its acclaimed thin crust
brick oven pizza - a Bistro Style BYOB
Co-Owner and manager of Armando's Tuscan
Grill, Linda Talocco has always directed the marketing and decor of Armandos Restaurants bringing a special class to their business that
make their parties and catering blue chip -
beyond their customer's expectations. Visiting
one of the Talocco family's restaurants is always
a unique experience assuring the best quality cuisine, great service and friendly atmosphere
that bring comfort to their customers.